American Broadcasting Company

American Broadcasting Company
TypeTelevision network (1948–present)
Radio network (1943–2007, 2015–present)
CountryUnited States
FoundedMay 15, 1943; 76 years ago (May 15, 1943)
New York City, New York, U.S.
by Louis Blanche and Edward J. Noble
SloganThe Only Place to Be, ABC
HeadquartersNew York City, New York, U.S.
Key people
Launch dateOctober 12, 1943 (1943-10-12) (radio)
April 19, 1948 (1948-04-19) (television)
Former namesNBC Blue Network
Picture format720p (HDTV)
(some affiliates transmit ABC programming in 1080i 16:9)
480i (SDTV 4:3/16:9)
By state or by market

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 Disney Channel's consumer business.[3]


  1. Bill Carter; Brooks Barnes (March 24, 2014). "ABC News President to Be Top Disney TV Executive". Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. "ABC says Sawyer's last `GMA' broadcast Friday". Retrieved 2009-12-07.

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