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American Broadcasting Company
TypeTelevision network
CountryUnited States
SloganThe Only Place To Be, ABC
HeadquartersNew York City, New York
AreaUnited States
OwnerIndependent (divested from NBC, 1943–1953)
United Paramount Theatres (1953–1965)
Independent (1965–1985)
Capital Cities Communications (1985–1996)
The Walt Disney Company (1996–present)
Launch dateOctober 12, 1943 (radio)
April 19, 1948 (television)
Former namesNBC Blue Network
Picture format480i (16:9 SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Callsign meaningAmerican Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an United States 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.[1]


This is the entire list of the programs that ABC shows.

For children, ABC has a separate programming block titled Litton's Weekend Adventure.


Before 2006, ABC Sports covered sporting events for ABC. In 1996, The Walt Disney Company bought ABC. Disney already owned ESPN at the time. From 1996 through the early 2000s, ABC Sports was run by both ABC and ESPN but used the ABC name. In 2006, the sports programming of ABC was changed to ESPN on ABC.

Canceled programs

  • Lost was announced on May 7, 2007 that 2009-2010 would be the last season.[2] The last episode was aired on May 23, 2010.[3]
  • All My Children was canceled on April 14, 2011 due to production costs.[4] The last episode was aired on September 23, 2011.
  • One Life to Live was also canceled on April 14, 2011 due to production costs.[4] The last episode was aired on January 13, 2012.


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