American Broadcasting Company
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
|Owner||Independent (divested from NBC, 1943–1953)
United Paramount Theatres (1953–1965)
Capital Cities Communications (1985–1996)
The Walt Disney Company (1996–present)
|Launch date||October 12, 1943 (radio)
April 19, 1948 (television)
|Former names||NBC Blue Network|
|Picture format||480i (16:9 SDTV)
|Callsign meaning||American Broadcasting Company|
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an United States television network. Along with CBS, NBC and FOX, it is one of the country's four major television networks. The network is owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Programs[change | change source]
This is the entire list of the programs that ABC shows.
- ABC News
- Academy Awards (special broadcast every year)
- America's Funniest Home Videos
- The Bachelorette
- The Chew
- Dancing with the Stars
- General Hospital
- Grey's Anatomy
- Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Malibu Country
- The Middle
- Modern Family
- Monday Night Football (ESPN on ABC)
For children, ABC has a separate show titled ABC Kids.
Sports[change | change source]
Before 2006, ABC Sports covered sporting events for ABC. In 1996, The Walt Disney Company bought ABC. Disney already owned ESPN at the time. From 1996 through the early 2000s, ABC Sports was run by both ABC and ESPN but used the ABC name. In 2006, the sports programming of ABC was changed to ESPN on ABC.
Canceled programs[change | change source]
- Lost was announced on May 7, 2007 that 2009-2010 would be the last season. The last episode was aired on May 23, 2010.
- All My Children was canceled on April 14, 2011 due to production costs. The last episode was aired on September 23, 2011.
- One Life to Live was also canceled on April 14, 2011 due to production costs. The last episode was aired on January 13, 2012.
References[change | change source]
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- "ABC says Sawyer's last `GMA' broadcast Friday". http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091207/ap_on_bi_ge/us_tv_sawyer_s_farewell;_ylt=AppLRUsHAS_WdgjCJZUlPAQEtbAF;_ylu=X3oDMTJ1ZjU2ZG50BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkxMjA3L3VzX3R2X3Nhd3llcl9zX2ZhcmV3ZWxsBHBvcwMyNQRzZWMDeW5fcGFnaW5hdGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNhYmNzYXlzc2F3eWU-. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
- "ABC Gives Viewers 48 More Original Episodes of the Hit Drama "Lost," Culminating in an Exciting Series Conclusion". The Futon Critic. May 7, 2007. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news.aspx?id=20070507abc01. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Lindelof, Damon and Cuse, Carlton. ABC. February 2, 2010.
- Bill Carter (April 14, 2011). "ABC Cancels ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’". The New York Times. http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/abc-cancels-all-my-children-and-one-life-to-live/. Retrieved November 12, 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official site
- ABC at the Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television
- ABC Television Network on Facebook