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ABC Owned Station Group Updates Its Local News App With a Bold Redesign

It's been a busy week for the Walt Disney Company, which announced Thursday it's acquiring 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. While the deal doesn't include the Fox Station Group, that didn't stop Disney's ABC Owned Television Stations Group from making news of its own. The group is updating its local news app, which will...

How the Disney, Fox deal affects local sports coverage

Disney, which owns ESPN and ABC, will fold in the 22 Fox Sports Net regional channels as part of the deal, pending government approval.

Disney officially announces purchase of 21st Century Fox, launch of ESPN plus service, stake in Hulu

Disney’s long-rumored purchase of 21st Century Fox was officially announced Thursday morning, opening up a wealth of possibilities with content and technology for the conglomerate’s many properties, including ESPN, ABC and movie franchises such as Marvel and Star Wars. Show More Summary

Disney/ABC TV Group Names Chief Technology Officer

The Disney/ABC Television Group announced the hiring of a chief technology officer, naming industry veteran Mike Napodano to the post. The hire was announced by Bruce Rosenblum, president of Business Operations, to whom Napodano will report. “Mike’s proven leadership and...

Respected Industry Veteran Mike Napodano Named Chief Technology Officer for Disney|ABC Television Group

Press release from Disney|ABC, Dec. 11, 2017: Mike Napodano has been named senior vice president and chief technology officer for Disney|ABC Television Group, it was announced today by Bruce Rosenblum, president, Business Operations, to whom he will report. In this...

Disney|ABC Television Group Taps Mike Napodano As Chief Technology Officer

Industry vet Mike Napodano has been hired as chief technology officer for Disney|ABC Television Group. In his new role, Napodano will oversee the Group's long-term technology vision and implementation. Additionally, he will be responsible...Show More Summary

Panned Frozen Short Heads to ABC After Being Dropped from Coco

The Disney Pixar short Olaf's Frozen Adventure, which debuted in front of Coco last month, makes its broadcast debut on ABC next week.

Wendy McMahon Named President Of ABC Owned TV Stations Group

Wendy McMahon has been appointed as the new president of ABC Owned Television Stations Group. Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group made the announcement today. McMahon steps into the role which was previously held by Rebecca Campbell. Show More Summary

Frozen Returns For ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas!

Disney’s Academy Award®-winning “Frozen”  will air as part of The Wonderful World of Disney and “25 Days of Christmas” on SUNDAY, DEC. 10 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. ‘FROZEN,’ WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS’Show More Summary

Bunheads, Agent Carter, and Cougar Town are heading to Hulu

Hulu’s gradual takeover of the streaming world continues, with Disney and ABC granting it the rights to a good selection of new-ish and classic-ish shows. The biggest names, at least as far as The A.V. Club is concerned, are probably Amy Sherman-Palladino and Lamar Damon’s dearly departed dancing show Bunheads, the… Read more...

‘Designated Survivor,’ Other Disney/ABC Shows Head to Streaming Service

A batch of popular programs from the Disney/ABC Television Group, including the drama series “Designated Survivor,” are headed to Hulu. The streaming serviced announced today that it has landed subscription streaming rights to the Kiefer Sutherland drama along with “Revenge,”...

‘Designated Survivor’ and More Favorites From the Disney/ABC Television Group Come to Hulu

Press release from Hulu, Nov. 29, 2017: Just in time for the holidays, Hulu today announced that it has licensed the subscription streaming rights to even more hits for the whole family from The Disney/ABC Television Group, including ABC’s hit...

Hulu Licenses Designated Survivor and More From Disney/ABC Television Group!

Hulu has announced that it has licensed Designated Survivor, the complete libraries of fan favorites such as Revenge, Shadowhunters, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Blossom, The Catch, Bunheads and more from Disney/ABC Television Group. DESIGNATED...Show More Summary

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer: Josh Brolin’s Thanos finally arrives

The long road to infinity has finally arrived. Marvel Studios debuted the first trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” on Good Morning America this morning. (Note that Disney owns both Marvel and ABC.) The film, which arrives in theaters May 4, will mark the beginning of the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, […]

Disney, AIG head into arbitration on ABC’s settlement with BPI

A federal judge has ordered AIG Specialty Insurance Co. into arbitration with The Walt Disney Co. in a dispute about a $25 million liability policy held by the ABC television network, which Disney owns. Disney wants to tap ABC’s  insurance to partially offset its payout to Dakota Dunes, SD-based Beef Products Inc. (BPI). The payout is part of an out-of-court... Continue Reading

25 Days of Christmas Expands Across All Disney/ABC Channels!

ABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will be airing holiday-themed programming and entertainment for the whole family throughout December, leading up to Christmas Day. Viewers can ring in the season with festive specials, classic holiday movies and returning favorites. Show More Summary

AIG says ABC should have asked permission before reporting

AIG, the multinational insurance company, says its Chartis Specialty Insurance Co. sold the Disney Co. a policy for journalists at ABC Television that would only pay out if they were sued for malice and had obtained advanced permission about all the legalities involved from outside lawyers before anyone sued. It probably can be argued that... Continue Reading

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