“We are the trusted market leaders in local news on line, digital and social media, with the most-watched stations in their respective regions, and I am incredibly pleased to bring the communities we serve their favorite local news at their fingertips 24/7,” said Chad Matthews, President ABC-owned television stations.” We pride ourselves on listening to our audiences and delivering what they want in the most thoughtful and impactful way. The launch of our 24/7 local live and broadcast channels caters to our fans who want more options and ways to showcase their favorite news and shows. The live streaming experience our audience enjoys is only due to the great teams across our group of stations who have worked tirelessly to deliver a network of streaming channels that we can now proudly share.”
Viewers will now have access to award-winning newscasts, stories and content. ABC-owned television stations’ publications and content have won numerous awards including Emmys in the major categories of overall news excellence, overall station excellence, and best newscast, and were awarded by the prestigious Edward R. Morrow Awards in both the regional and national categories for general excellence. Best Newsletter and Best Documentary. Viewers will now be able to stream popular content such as puzzles and true crime documentaries such as “Unsolved” and “Texas True Crime”; Award-winning exclusive content such as “Our America”, “Eyewitness to a Pandemic” and “Localish” series; and local documentaries produced at the station that carry a national appeal such as “being informed, “JFK Unsolved, “bad certificate, “killer high,” Next “Stolen: Unsolved theft of a $3,000,000 violin,” And many other things.
The 24/7 channels broadcast on ABC Owned Television Stations include:
ABC7 New York It was launched with a newscast at 6:30 p.m., presented by Bill Ritter and Sade Pedrino, and the premiere of “Inside Rikers,” an eyewitness news investigation. 24/7 news programming will also include live breaking news, weather and tri-state favorites, such as “Newsmakers,” “The Vault” and “Weather or Not with Lee Goldberg.”
ABC7 Los Angeles It launched its 24/7 broadcast with a new newsletter every weekday, Eyewitness News at 7:00 am with the ABC7 morning team of Leslie Sykes, Brandi Heat, Leslie Lopez and Briana Ruffalo covering weather, breaking and local news live. Viewers can stream exclusive premium content, local reporting from community journalists, and Hollywood content through award-winning entertainment brand On The Red Carpet.
ABC7 Chicago Launched 24/7 broadcast with two new original weekday newscasts available for broadcast. ABC7’s Tanya Babich, Terrell Brown and Val Warner present a new 7am newscast with Rose Farron and Tracy Butler. Sheryl Burton and Rob Elgas will present a new newsletter at 7 p.m. ABC7 Chicago will also premiere “The Unsolved Theft of a $3,000,000 Violin,” a true crime documentary exclusively available 24/7 starting Wednesday, February 2.
6 ABC Philadelphia It launched its 24/7 broadcast with a new hour of weekday newscast starting at 7:00 a.m. and featuring the premiere of “The Rush,” a segment by Action News’ Matt O’Donnell, Tamala Edwards, and meteorologist Karen Rogers. . At 7:30 a.m., viewers can broadcast “Brighter News,” a lighter news format with uplifting stories that give viewers a sunny look into the day ahead.
Bay Area ABC7 (San Francisco) launched its 24/7 streaming platform with the all-new “ABC7 @ 7,” a weekday, hour-long newsletter featuring the ABC7 Mornings team. Kumasi Aaron, Reggie Akwe, Jobina Fortson and meteorologist Drew Thoma bring viewers more live, local news and more to build a better bay area.
ABC13 Houston Launched 24/7 in the market with an additional 17 hours of live and local news per week. The market leader in Houston now broadcasts 4:30-9:00 a.m. every day of the week with its Eyewitness News premiere at 8:00 a.m. with Jonathan Bruce. The station will also launch its daily Eyewitness News at 9:00 pm and viewers can also broadcast the hit series “Unsolved” and “Texas True Crime.”
ABC11 North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham) is the first station to launch 24/7 broadcasts in its market. The station expands its live news coverage by adding a daily 7:00-8:00 a.m. newscast presented by Barbara Gibbs and John Clark. The broadcast will also feature high-impact content from the ABC11 First Alert Weather team, I-Team, Troubleshooter and the Race and Culture team.
ABC30 Central California Fresno is the first station to launch 24/7 broadcasts in the Central California market. ABC30 expanded local news streaming by adding a 7:00 am and 7:00 pm newscast featuring Landon Burke, Amanda Venegas and Madeline Evans on the morning show, and Warren Armstrong, Margot Kim and Kevin Musso on the evening show.
ABC . letters local, the multi-platform lifestyle network that showcases happy content that highlights inspiring people and places in America, available on all 8 websites, streaming channels and connected TV apps.
Users can access all eight streams from any TV app connected to an ABC-owned station, regardless of market.
“We love the idea that the viewer is now connected to all of our major stations through any of the stations’ streaming apps.” Matthews said. For example, you can stream from the ABC7 Los Angeles app but have an interest or links to Philadelphia and want to stream their content; you can stream 6abc Philadelphia 24/7 seamlessly from the ABC7 Los Angeles app and follow what’s happening in the Philadelphia market. You’re connected to all of our stations Home through whatever app you choose to stream – greater access to award-winning content and amazing storytelling – is another example of how we can creatively serve our communities.”
About ABC Owned TV Stations
ABC’s eight stations owned by Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution are the multi-platform leader in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 across all American television, reaching 23% of households, over 34 million total viewers and 62 million monthly digital visitors, the eight stations consist of WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, and WLS-TV Chicago , WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. The stations also deliver locally sourced storytelling to more than 17 million viewers across America through the multi-platform lifestyle network, Localish. In 2020, stations received five Broadcast & Cable Awards, including Best in Local TV Awards 2020 as Best Station Group of the Year for their innovative and next-generation news reporting, and in the 2020 major market category: Best News Coverage, Best Digital Multiplatform or Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, illustrating the group’s strength, ever-expanding growth, and reach into the multi-platform space.
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