New live broadcast channels from ABC-owned TV stations offer news, weather and local shows

ABC Owned Television Stations, the #1 leader in the news market, today announced its new 24/7 live and local broadcast channels. The new streaming channels are an extension of the most watched and trusted owned stations ABC7 New York, ABC7 Los Angeles, 6abc Philadelphia, ABC7 Chicago, ABC13 Houston, ABC7 Bay Area (San Francisco), ABC11 Raleigh-Durham and ABC30 Fresno . Streaming channels offer 24/7 local news coverage, breaking news, weather forecasts, wellness stories from ABC’s award-winning “Localish” channel and premium content exclusive available for free on their websites and streaming channels.

“We are the trusted market leader for local news across linear, digital and social media, with the most-watched stations in their regions, and I’m incredibly pleased to offer the communities we serve their favorite local news at their fingertips. 24/7,” said Chad Matthews, president of 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 live and local broadcast channels responds to the appealing to our audiences who want more options and ways to view their favorite news and shows. The streaming experience our audiences will have is solely due to the incredible teams across our group of stations who have worked tirelessly to provide a network of streaming channels that we can now proudly share.

Viewers will now have access to award-winning newscasts, stories and content. Newscasts and content from ABC-owned television stations have received numerous awards, including Emmys in the key categories of Overall News Excellence, Overall Station Excellence, Best newsletter and have been recognized with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards in regional and national categories for overall excellence. , Best Newscast and Best Current Affairs Documentary. Viewers will now be able to stream popular content such as mysteries and true crime documentaries like “Unsolved” and “Texas True Crime”; award-winning exclusive content such as “Our America”, “Eyewitness to a Pandemic” and “Localish” series; and local station-produced documentaries that have national appeal such as “be blago,” “Unresolved JFK,” “No good deed,” “Raised Killer,” the next “Stolen: The unsolved theft of a $3,000,000 violin,” and many more.

24/7 streaming channels from ABC-owned TV stations include the following:

ABC7 New York kicked off with a 6:30 p.m. newscast, anchored by Bill Ritter and Sade Baderinwa, and the premiere of “Inside Rikers,” an investigation into Eyewitness news. 24/7 news programming will also include the latest live news, weather and favorite tri-state segments such as “Newsmakers”, “The Vault” and “Weather or Not with Lee Goldberg “.

ABC7 Los Angeles launched its 24/7 feed with a new weekday newscast, Eyewitness News at 7:00 a.m. with the ABC7 morning crew of Leslie Sykes, Brandi Hitt, Leslie Lopez and Brianna Ruffalo covering weather, breaking news and live local news. Viewers can stream exclusive premium content, hyperlocal reporting from community journalists and Hollywood content through the award-winning entertainment brand “On The Red Carpet”.

ABC7 Chicago launched its 24/7 streaming with two new original weekday newscasts available to stream. ABC7’s Tanja Babich, Terrell Brown and Val Warner host a new 7:00 am newscast with Roz Varon and Tracy Butler. Cheryl Burton and Rob Elgas will host a new 7:00 p.m. newscast. ABC7 Chicago will also debut “STOLEN: The Unsolved Theft of a $3,000,000 Violin,” a true-crime documentary exclusively airing 24/7 beginning Wednesday, February 2.

6ABC Philadelphia launched its 24/7 feed, with a new weekday news hour that starts at 7:00 a.m. and includes the premiere of “The Rush,” a segment anchored by Action’s Matt O’Donnell News, Tamala Edwards and meteorologist Karen Rogers. At 7:30 a.m., viewers can stream “Brighter News,” a lighter news format with feel-good stories that give viewers a sunny outlook on the day ahead.

ABC7 Bay Area (San Francisco) launched its 24/7 streaming platform with the all-new “[email protected]”, an hour-long weekday newscast featuring the ABC7 Mornings crew. Kumasi Aaron, Reggie Aqui, Jobina Fortson and meteorologist Drew Tuma bring viewers more live, more local news and more to build a better Bay Area.

ABC13 Houston launched 24/7 streaming in its market with an additional 17 hours of local and live news each week. The Houston market leader now broadcasts from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. every weekday with Eyewitness News premiering at 8 a.m. with Jonathan Bruce. The station will also launch its daily Eyewitness News at 9 p.m. Viewers can also stream the hit series “Unsolved” and “Texas True Crime.”

ABC11 North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham) is the first station to launch 24/7 streaming in its market. The station is expanding its live news coverage with the addition of a 7:00-8:00 weekday newscast anchored by Barbara Gibbs and John Clark. The stream will also feature high impact content from the ABC11 First Alert Weather Team, I-Team, Troubleshooter and the Race and Culture teams.

ABC30 Central California (Fresno) is the first station to launch 24/7 streaming in the Central California market. ABC30 expanded its local streaming news by adding a 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. newscast featuring Landon Burke, Amanda Venegas and Madeline Evans for the morning show, and Warren Armstrong, Margot Kim and Kevin Musso for the morning show. evening.

ABC local, the cross-platform lifestyle network that features wellness content showcasing inspiring people and places in America is available on all eight websites, streaming channels and connected TV apps.

Users can access all eight streams from any ABC-owned connected TV app, regardless of market.

“We like the idea that a viewer is now connected to all of our major stations through one of our streaming apps.” said Matthews. “For example, you can stream from the ABC7 Los Angeles app, but have an interest or ties to Philadelphia and want to stream their content; you can seamlessly watch the 6abc Philadelphia stream 24/7 from the ABC7 Los Angeles app and stay tuned to what’s happening in the Philadelphia market.You’re connected to all of our top stations through any app you choose to stream – greater access to our award-winning content and to incredible storytelling – another example of how we creatively serve our communities.

About ABC-Owned TV Stations

The eight ABC stations owned by Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 on all of American television, reaching 23% of households and more than 34 million total viewers and 62 million digital visitors per month, the eight stations are made up of WABC-TV New York, KABC- TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. The stations also bring locally-sourced stories to more than 17 million viewers across America through its cross-platform lifestyle network, Localish. In 2020, the stations received five Broadcast & Cable awards, including Best in Local TV Awards 2020 as Station Group of the Year for Innovative, Next-Gen News Reporting, and Main market category for 2020: Best News Coverage, Best Digital Multi-Platform or Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, illustrating the strength of the group and its ever-increasing growth and reach growing in the cross-platform space.

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