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American Broadcasting Company
TypeTelevision network (1948–present)
Radio network (1943–2007, 2015–present)
FoundedMay 15, 1943; 78 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
  • Ben Sherwood (Co-Chairman - Disney Media Networks), (President - Disney–ABC Television Group)[1]
  • Channing Dungey (President - ABC Entertainment Group)[2][2]
  • James Goldston (President - ABC Entertainment Group)
Launch date
October 12, 1943 (1943-10-12) (radio)
April 19, 1948 (1948-04-19) (television)
Former names
NBC Blue Network
Picture format
720p (HDTV)
(some affiliates transmit ABC programming in 1080i 16:9)
480i (SDTV 4:3/16:9)
by state or market
Official website
ReplacedNBC Blue Network

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]

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