ABC Entertainment provides broadcast programming to more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. The Network encompasses ABC News, which is responsible for news programming on television and other digital platforms, and ABC Entertainment Group, a partnership between ABC Studios and ABC Entertainment responsible for the network’s daytime, primetime, and late-night entertainment programming.
The ABC Television Network is home to the #1 morning program “Good Morning America”, “World News Tonight”, the Emmy-winning “Modern Family” and comedy favorites “The Goldbergs” and “The Middle”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank” and long-running hit “Dancing with the Stars”; “General Hospital”; daytime talk shows “The View,” and “The Chew”; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including The Academy Awards®, the Country Music Awards, The American Music Awards, and The Billboard Music Awards.
ABC’s multiplatform business initiative includes WATCH ABC, an app that allows viewers to watch their favorite shows on multiple devices, at home and on the go, on-demand or streamed live.
WATCH ABC lets fans watch current episodes of their favorite ABC shows anytime, anywhere on their desktop, smartphone, tablet or connected TV devices. Authenticated viewers who subscribe to a participating pay TV service in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Fresno, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham can also watch a live 24- hour feed of the network and have access to the most recent episodes. Disney|ABC currently has deals with the following pay TV providers: Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DirecTV, DISH, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse, among others.
In September, 2014, Disney|ABC re-launched its industry-defining WATCH ABC services with enhanced social sharing features that provide fans with an even more personalized experience. With a complete redesign of the user interface and user experience also included, this re-launch was the most significant update to the service since its debut.
The new social features include:
FastShare: Whether it’s that laugh-out-loud joke, an unbelievable plot twist or can’t miss moment, the new FastShare feature allows fans to easily access and share clips of their favorite and most shareable in-show moments, all while staying within the viewing experience in the app. Fans can also share the entire full episode.
Social Lens: Integrates fan’s personal Facebook and Twitter accounts into the WATCH ABC app so they can watch the content they love while they socialize with their friends.
Multi-Cam: Offers fans exclusive access to backstage/venue cameras during live events.
ABC Entertainment Group
Formed in 2009, the ABC Entertainment Group, comprised of ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios, develops and produces compelling programming across all day parts for both national and international broadcast and digital platforms, as well as for national syndication.
ABC Studios is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across broadcast and emerging digital platforms. The studio is the key content provider for the ABC Entertainment Group, having produced multiple seasons of hit series, including “Scandal,” “Resurrection,” “Once Upon A Time,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Marvel’s Agents of “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Mistresses,” “Castle” and “Revenge”; as well as “Criminal Minds” for CBS, “Perception” on TNT, “Cougar Town” on TBS and “Devious Maids” on Lifetime. These hit series have supplied the company’s distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines. ABC Studios continues to produce memorable television programming for the 2014-15 television season, including “How To Get Away With Murder,” and “Black-ish.” New series on ABC include “American Crime,” “Galavant,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Secrets and Lies” and “The Whispers”.
ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network’s news programming, including “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” ABC News Radio, ABCNews.com, and satellite service NewsOne. NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABCNews, provides live and packaged news, sports, and weather reports, as well as footage of news events, to 200 ABC affiliates and more than 30 domestic and international clients.
An award-winning team provides the latest information and analysis of major events to bring viewers a big-picture understanding of the world. A premier news and information alliance between ABC News and Yahoo! News blends the Network’s global news-gathering operation and unrivaled lineup of trusted anchors and reporters with the digital media company’s vast distribution and cutting-edge technology to reach up to 100 million people in the U.S. each month on PCs, mobile devices and tablets. In addition, ABC News and Univision News have formed a joint venture to launch Fusion, a multiplatform news, information and entertainment service to deliver culturally relevant programming in English to U.S. Hispanics, the youngest and fastest growing demographic in the U.S.
More people get their news from ABC News than from any other source.
ABC Owned Television Stations Group
The ABC Owned Television Stations Group includes WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. The eight owned stations reach 23.3% of all U.S. television households. All are strong performers in their local markets, with 7 of 8 ranking #1 sign-on to sign-off in core 18-49 and 25-54 audiences.