SBD/5/Sports Media

THE ABC'S OF A NEWS CHANNEL; NEW VENTURE COULD STAR IN '97

     Cap Cities/ABC is expected to announce plans for a 24-hour
news network to be launched in 1997.  The new "service won't be
widely available for some time" with the distribution of the
channel "expected to be ABC's greatest challenge."  ABC is
discussing delivery through a mix of cable, telephone or other
technologies.  The service "is expected to have more local news
than CNN," provided by ABC affiliates (WALL STREET JOURNAL,
12/5).  ABC could use "its stable of stars, history as a news
organization, and sister channels -- such as ESPN ... as leverage
to get clearance" (Michele Greppi, N.Y. POST, 12/5).
Return to top

Related Topics:

ABC, ESPN, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug