American Broadcasting Company

American broadcast television network owned by The Walt Disney Company
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The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American 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 the Capital Cities/ABC by the company in 1995.[3]

TypeTelevision network (1948–present)
Radio network (1943–2007, 2015–present)
AvailabilityNational and Worldwide
FoundedMay 15, 1943; 81 years ago (May 15, 1943)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
by Louis Blanche and Edward J. Noble
SloganThe Only Place to Be, ABC
HeadquartersBurbank, California (broadcasting)
Manhattan, New York City (corporate), U.S.
Key people
  • Ben Sherwood (Co-Chairman - Disney Media Networks), (President - Disney–ABC Television Group)[1]
  • Channing Dungey (President - ABC Entertainment Group)[2]
  • James Goldston (President - ABC Entertainment Group)
Launch date
Radio: October 12, 1943 (1943-10-12)
Television: April 19, 1948 (1948-04-19)
Former names
NBC Blue Network
Picture format
720p (HDTV)
(some affiliates transmit ABC programming in 1080i 16:9)
480i (SDTV 4:3/16:9)
by state or market
Official website
ReplacedNBC Blue Network

ABC Television Shows



  1. Bill Carter; Brooks Barnes (March 24, 2014). "ABC News President to Be Top Disney TV Executive". Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  2. Moraes, Nellie Andreeva, Lisa de (February 17, 2016). "ABC Shakeup: Paul Lee Exits As President, Channing Dungey Named To Succeed Him". Retrieved December 30, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Hofmeister, Sallie; Hall, Jane (1995-08-01). "Disney to Buy Cap Cities/ABC for $19 Billion, Vault to No. 1 : Entertainment: Merger of top TV network and media giant with premier movie producer would create global powerhouse. It promises to quicken Hollywood's realignment". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2024-06-21.

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