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THE ABC'S OF A NEWS CHANNEL; NEW VENTURE COULD STAR IN '97
Published December 5, 1995
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).