American Broadcasting Company
|Slogan||The Only Place To Be, ABC|
|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 following the acquisition of DIsney Channel's consumer business.
Programs[change | change source]
This is a list of the programs that ABC shows.
- ABC News
- Academy Awards (special broadcast every year)
- America's Funniest Home Videos
- The Chew
- The Commish
- Dancing with the Stars
- General Hospital
- Grey's Anatomy
- Me and the Boys
- Modern Family
- My So-Called Life
For children, ABC has a separate programming block titled Litton's Weekend Adventure.
News[change | change source]
ABC World News Tonight is the nightly news and flagship program for ABC News. It airs at 6:30 PM EST. On September 1, 2014, David Muir became the anchor (the main presenter). Former anchors include Peter Jennings, Charles Gibson, Alex Dreier and Diane Sawyer.
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.
- The Taste was cancelled on May 7, 2015 after three seasons. The reason was falling ratings.
ABC Stations[change | change source]
- KABC Los Angeles, California
- WFAA Dallas, Texas
- WABC New York City, New York
- WTAE Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
References[change | change source]
- "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.
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- "'Forever', 'Cristela', 'Resurrection' & 'The Taste' Cancelled by ABC". TVByTheNumbers. May 7, 2015. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/05/07/forever-cancelled-by-abc-after-one-season/400839/. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- Daniela Galarza (8 May 2015). "ABC Cancels 'The Taste' After Three Seasons". Eater/Vox Media, Inc. http://www.eater.com/2015/5/8/8575273/the-taste-cancelled-abc-anthony-bourdain-nigella-lawson-ludo-marcus-sammuelsson. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: American Broadcasting Company|
- Official site
- ABC at the Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Television
- ABC Television Network on Facebook