ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including the No. 1 new drama on television, “The Good Doctor,” and the return of “American Idol”; in addition to upcoming new dramas “A Million Little Things” and “The Rookie,” starring Nathan Fillion; new comedies “The Kids Are Alright” and “Single Parents”; and the new prime-time talk show, “The Alec Baldwin Show.” The ABC Television Network is also home to the groundbreaking dramas “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Grey’s Anatomy”; the Emmy®Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “black-ish,” “American Housewife,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “The Goldbergs,” “Speechless” and midseason breakout, “Splitting Up Together”; hit game shows “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank,” iconic “The Bachelor” franchise, long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for over 50 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and “The American 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 global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. The studio is the primary content provider for ABC Entertainment, producing hit series for the network, including “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “For The People,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Station 19”; co-productions “The Good Doctor,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Speechless”; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” along with “Criminal Minds” for CBS. For the 2018-19 season, ABC Studios is producing the new dramas “The Fix” and “Grand Hotel,” as well as the new comedy “The Kids Are Alright,” along with co-productions “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie,” “Schooled,” “Single Parents,” “Take Two” and “Whiskey Cavalier” for ABC. Under the ABC Studios umbrella is also ABC Signature Studios, a dedicated division spearheading development and production in premium and basic cable, as well as streaming platforms. ABC Signature Studios’ returning and upcoming series include “Godfather of Harlem” for EPIX; event limited series “Little Fires Everywhere” and “Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu; “Besties,” ”grown-ish” and “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” for Freeform; “SMILF” for Showtime and multicam comedy “All About the Washingtons” for Netflix. In addition, ABC International Studios oversees global development and production. The studio is currently in pre-production on the second season of the drama series, “Harrow.”
ABC Signature Studios
ABC Signature Studios is a division of ABC Studios spearheading development and production in all cable and streaming platforms. The artist-driven arm provides a year-round destination for development and production across the cable and streaming landscape. Signature recently received a straight-to-series order from EPIX for “Godfather of Harlem,” created by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, with Forest Whitaker set to star and produce. Signature and Hello Sunshine received a straight-to-series order from Hulu for the event limited series, “Little Fires Everywhere,” with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington attached to star and produce. Signature’s new series include “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger,” a co-production with Marvel Television; along with the comedy “Besties,” from Kenya Barris, for Freeform; as well as Amblin TV and ABC Signature’s “All About the Washingtons” for Netflix. These projects join a robust slate of returning series, including the critically acclaimed comedy “SMILF” for Showtime; “grown-ish” for Freeform; and “Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu, a co-production with Marvel Television.
About ABC Studios International
ABC Studios International is the international division of ABC Studios, a global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content, and the home of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Desperate Housewives,” “American Crime,” “Guerrilla,” “Quantico,” “Designated Survivor,” “Scandal,” and many more. ABCS Studios International is developing and producing international co-productions and local productions for a global audience. Its first series, “Harrow,” a co-production with Hoodlum Entertainment and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, starring Ioan Gruffudd, has received a 2018 Logie Award nomination for Outstanding Drama series. The second season of “Harrow” will return on ABC1 in Australia in 2019.
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.