Monday, November 21, 2016

Report: ABC Looking To Launch Digital News Channel

ABC reportedly is exploring the possibility of a new 24-hour digital news channel.

According to the NY Post, ABC owner Disney has been looking into such a news service channel, though it wouldn’t launch until next year.

ABC used to have its own stand-alone news channel, ABC News Now, which it rolled together with Univision’s Fusion.

But when ABC exited the Fusion joint venture, it left the network without a stand-alone channel, just at a time when other outlets were recording sky-high ratings thanks to the election.

The Post reports ABC News chief James Goldston is spearheading the effort, and is bullish on it given the election bump from recent Facebook live experiments.

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