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Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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ABC (abbreviated from is an American television network owned by American Broadcasting Company) The Walt Disney Company through its Walt Disney Television division. The fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is nicknamed The Alphabet Network, as its initialism also represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order.
It was founded on January 1, 1927, as a radio service named
and was spun out from NBC on January 9, 1942. It subsequently renamed to the current name on June 15, 1945, and started a television service on 1948.
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In 1953, the network introduced a new logo based on the seal of the Federal Communications Commission, with the letters "ABC" enclosed in a circular shield surmounted by the bald eagle.
In 1956, just before the television network began its first color broadcasts, the ABC logo consisted of a tiny lowercase "abc" in the center of a large lowercase letter a, a design known as the "ABC Circle A".
In the mid-1960's, graphic designer Paul Rand redesigned the ABC logo into its best-known (and current) form, with the lowercase letters "abc" enclosed in a single black circle. The new logo debuted on-air on October 19, 1962, but however didn't appear until the spring of 1963. The logo's simplicity made it easier to redesign and duplicate, which conferred a benefit for ABC. A color version of this logo was also developed around 1963, and animated as a brief 10-second intro to be shown before the then-small handful of network programs broadcast in color. The "a" was rendered in red, the "b" in blue, and the "c" in green, against the same single black circle. A variant of this color logo, with the colored letters against a white circle, was also commonly used throughout the 1960s.
The original Paul Rand logo was slightly modified in 1988. This version of the design was presumably meant to make the logo clearer at smaller sizes (as evidenced by the thinner strokes on the letters and the short ascender on the "b"), but was also frequently used at larger ones. Some ABC affiliates, along with the
ABC Family cable channel continue to use the 1962 design in their logos. This logo was still used on the ABC Kids block on ABC until it got replaced with Litton's Weekend Adventure.
In time for the new television season in 2007, ABC rolled out a new identity package with a new tagline and a new interpretation of their logo. The new slogan, "Start here" (used until 2010), was presented at the upfronts in May. The slogan aimed to position ABC as a multi-platform brand, which can be watched on television, as well as on a computer or a mobile device.
In the new graphics package, the ABC logo would always appear in 3D as a shiny black disc. There were also multimedia icons developed were the ABC lettering was replaced symbols for mobile phones, computers, television screens and portable media players. The new design created by
Troika Design Group was used from September 22, 2007 until May 29, 2013. Despite this, it still remains in use by plenty of ABC affiliates' logos.
In 2013, ABC modified their 2007 logo. This logo first appeared on the
all access website, featured in trailers for 2013–2014 programs. The new logo first appeared on May 30. Designed by Loyalkaspar, it is inspired by Paul Rand's original 1962 design.
Parent company: The Walt Disney Company
Predecessor companies: Capital Cities/ABC | American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres
United States broadcast television:
ABC ( HD) ( | Others) ABC Localish
Owned Television Stations:
KABC-TV | KFSN-TV | KGO-TV | KTRK-TV | WABC-TV | WLS-TV | WPVI-TV | WTVD
ABC Audio | ABC News Now | ABC News Radio
Note: All stations listed by market size -- largest to smallest -- with call letters at the time they were sold.
AM Stations New York City: WABC 770 • WQEW 1560 (now WFME) | Los Angeles: KABC 790 | Chicago: WLS 890 • WRDZ 1300 • WPJX 1500 | San Francisco: KSFO 560 • KGO 810 • KMKY 1310 | Dallas-Fort Worth: KMKI 620 (now KEXB) • WBAP 820 | Houston: KMIC 1590 | Washington, DC: WMAL 630 | Atlanta: WDWD 590 | Philadelphia: WWJZ 640 | Boston: WMKI 1260 (now WBIX) | Miami-Fort Lauderdale: WMYM 990 | Detroit: WJR 760 • WFDF 1 910 • WXYZ 1270 (now WXYT) | Seattle: KKDZ 1250 | Phoenix: KMIK 1580 (now KHEP) | Minneapolis-St. Paul: KDIZ 1440 (now KYCR) | Denver: KDDZ 1690 (now KDMT) | Tampa-St. Petersburg: WWMI 1380 | St. Louis: WSDZ 1260 | Portland, OR: KDZR 1690 | Charlotte: WGFY 1480 | San Antonio: KRDY 1160 | Pittsburgh: WWCS 2 540 • WDDZ 1250 (now WPGP) • KQV 1410 | Sacramento: KIID 1470 | Salt Lake City: KWDZ 3 910 | Orlando: WDYZ 990 | Cleveland: WWMK 1260 (now WCCR) | Kansas City, MO: KPHN 1190 (now KDMR) | Milwaukee: WKSH 1640 (now WSJP) | Providence: WDDZ 550 (now WSJW) | Norfolk: WRJR 1010 (now WPMH) • WHKT 1650 | Greensboro: WCOG 1320 | West Palm Beach: WMNE 1600 (now WPOM) | Jacksonville: WBWL 600 (now WBOB) | New Orleans: WBYU 3 1450 | Hartford: WDZK 1550 (now WSDK) | Richmond: WDZY 1290 | Louisville: WDRD 680 (now WHBE) | Tulsa: KMUS 1380 | Albany, NY: WDDY 1460 (now WOPG) | Albuquerque: KALY 1240 (now KDSK) | Toledo, OH: WFRO 1,3 900 | Wichita: KQAM 1480
FM Stations New York: WPLJ 95.5 | Los Angeles: KLOS 95.5 | Chicago: WLS 94.7 | Dallas-Fort Worth: KSCS 96.3 • KTYS 96.7 (now KTCK) | Houston: KHMX 96.5 | Washington, DC: WJZW 105.9 (now WMAL) • WRQX 107.3 | Atlanta: WKHX 101.5 • WYAY 106.7 | Detroit: WDRQ 93.1 • WDVD 96.3 • WRIF 101.1 | Minneapolis-St. Paul: KQRS 92.3 • KXXR 93.7 • WGVX 4 105.1 | Pittsburgh: WDVE 102.5 | Indianapolis: WRDZ 98.3 (now WZRL) | Little Rock: KDIS 99.5
American Contemporary Network | American Information Network | American Entertainment Network | American FM Network | ABC Rock Radio Network | ABC Direction Radio Network | ABC Talk Radio | Country Coast-to-Coast | ESPN Radio | Jack FM | Kool Gold | Radio Disney | Real Country | Rejoice! Musical Soul Food | Stardust | Starstation | The Classic Rock Experience | The Christmas Channel | The Touch | The True Oldies Channel | Today's Best Hits | Unforgettable Memories | Urban Advantage Network | Z-Rock
WFDF was originally in the Flint radio market before moving to Farmington Hills in the Detroit radio market in 2006. As a result of the station's move to Detroit, WFRO in the Toledo market as well as another station in Northern Michigan (also on 900) were taken off the air to allow WFDF to increase its broadcast power.
Disney/ABC never owned the station, but operated it under a Local Marketing Agreement. Birach Broadcasting has since taken complete, outright control of the station.
These stations are either silent or completely off the air at this time.
WGVX also simulcasts on 105.3 and 105.7.
Sources: ABC Radio, Cumulus Media, Cumulus Media Networks, Radio Disney and Westwood One on
ABC Circle Films | ABC Films | ABC Kane Productions | ABC Kids | ABC Motion Pictures | ABC News Now | ABC1 | ABC Pictures Corporation | ABC Productions | ABC Video | Live Well Network
The Walt Disney Studios
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Walt Disney Pictures ( | Others | Trailer variants | Closing variants | International | Logo Variations) 20th Century Studios ( | Others | Trailer variants | Closing variants | Logo Variations) Lucasfilm ( | Others) Lucasfilm Animation | Pixar Animation Studios ( | Others) Disneynature | Walt Disney Animation Studios | Marvel Studios | Marvel Knights | Fox 2000 Pictures | Searchlight Pictures ( | Others | Trailer variants) 20th Century Fox Animation | Blue Sky Studios | Zero Day Fox | Regency Enterprises (20%) ( New Regency)
Disney Music Group
Walt Disney Records | Hollywood Records ( | Marvel Music | Fox Music) Disney Music Publishing | Buena Vista Records
Disney Theatrical Productions Group Disney on Broadway | Disney on Ice | Disney Theatrical Productions | Disney Live!
Walt Disney Television
ABC Entertainment | ABC News | Disney Television Studios ( ABC Studios | ABC Signature | 20th Century Fox Television | Fox 21 Television Studios) | Disney Television Animation | Greengrass Productions | It's a Laugh Productions | Disney–ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution | Disney Media Distribution | Disney Channel Original Movies ( | Others) ABC News Productions | Disney XD Originals | Disney Junior Originals | ABC Family Worldwide Inc. | 20th Television | FX Networks ( | Others) FXP ( | Others) Fox Television Animation | Disney+ Original
United States broadcast and cable television ABC ( HD) ( | Others) ABC Localish | Disney Channel ( | Others) Disney XD | Disney Junior | Freeform | FX ( | Others | On-Screen Watermarks | Logo Variations | HD | On Hulu) FX Movie Channel (HD) | FXX (HD) | National Geographic 5 | National Geographic Wild | Nat Geo Mundo
ABC Owned Television Stations
KABC-TV | KFSN-TV | KGO-TV | KTRK-TV | WABC-TV | WLS-TV | WPVI-TV | WTVD
Asia | Bulgaria | Canada ( French) 12 | Czech Republic | France | Germany | Greece | Hong Kong | Hungary | India | Israel | Italy | Japan | Latin America | Malaysia | Middle East | Moldova | Netherlands and Flanders | Norway | Oceania | Philippines | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Scandinavia | South Korea | Southern Africa | Spain | Sweden | Taiwan | Thailand | Turkey | UK and Ireland | Vietnam
Asia | Canada 12 | France | Germany | India | Israel | Italy | Latin America | Oceania | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Spain | UK and Ireland
Canada 12 | Croatia | Indonesia and Thailand | Japan | Latin America | Scandinavia | Slovenia | South Africa | Southeast Asia | UK and Ireland
Asia | Balkans | Belgium | Bulgaria | Estonia | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Italy | Japan | Latin America | Moldova | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Russia | Spain | Taiwan | Turkey | UK and Ireland
Asia | India | Latin America | Spain
Fox Movies/ Premium
Asia ( Action | Family) | Balkans | Brazil ( 1 | 2) | Latin America ( Action | Cinema | Classics | Family | Comedy | Movies | Series) | Philippines | Taiwan | Middle East
Asia ( 2) | Chile | Japan | Latin America ( 2 | 3 | Premium) | Netherlands | Peru
Asia | Latin America ( FXM)
Latin America ( Kids) | National Geographic Wild ( Africa | Asia | Australia | Canada | Europe | India | Latin America | Middle East) | Nat Geo Music | Nat Geo People ( HD)
24Kitchen | BabyTV | Channel V | Fox Comedy | Fox Crime | Fox Filipino 17 | Fox Rewayat | Cinecanal | RTL Zwei | Sky Cinema Disney 10 | STAR Chinese Channel | STAR Chinese Movies | STAR Chinese Movies Legend | Super RTL 23 | TOGGO Plus 23 | TVN 18 | Viajar | Voyage | TV Chile 19 | Canal 24 Horas 19
Parent: The Walt Disney Company
Part of Disney India (
The Walt Disney Company)
Star India ( Special logos)
Hindi: Entertainment: Star Plus HD, Star Bharat HD and Star Utsav | Movies: Star Gold HD, Star Gold Select HD, Star Gold 2 HD and Star Utsav Movies
English: Entertainment: Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD | Movies: Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD (SD upcoming) | Lifestyle: Fox Life HD | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic HD and Wild HD | Kids’: BabyTV HD 1
Regional languages: Tamil: Star Vijay HD, Vijay Music and Vijay Super | Telugu: Star Maa HD, Star Maa Movies HD, Star Maa Music and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna HD and Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet HD, Asianet Plus and Asianet Movies | Bangla: Star Jalsha HD and Jalsha Movies HD | Marathi: Star Pravah HD
English: Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD and Star Sports 3 (HD upcoming) | Hindi: Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports First | Tamil: Star Sports 1 Tamil | Telugu: Star Sports 1 Telugu | Kannada: Star Sports 1 Kannada | Bangla: Star Sports 1 Bangla | Marathi: Star Sports 1 Marathi
Star Sports Select: Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports Select 2 HD
Upcoming channels: Star Sports 1 Malayalam and Star Sports 1 Gujarati
International channels: Africa: Star Life (HD in South Africa, SD elsewhere)
Video-on-demand service: Disney+ Hotstar | Film production: Fox Star Studios ( Other) Affiliated company: Tata Sky 2 (
HD, + HD; defunct: Tata Sky+, Tata Sky Transfer)
Former channels and properties:
Defunct: Life OK | HD/Star One Star Movies Action | FX (India) HD | Fox Crime (India) | Channel V India | ESPN India ( HD) | Movies OK | Nat Geo Tamil | Nat Geo Telugu | ESPN Star Sports
Divested: News network 3 ( | Star News | Star Ananda | Star Majha) Star CJ Alive 4 | MTV 5
Discontinued 1: Nat Geo Music HD, Nat Geo People HD and BabyTV
1Withdrawn from India in March 2019 (SD feeds) and June 2019 (Nat Geo Music and People HD); BabyTV HD is still running in India. They were run by Fox Networks Group Asia; there was no dedicated Indian feed.
2Joint venture with Tata Group.
3Sold to ABP Group.
4Sold to CJ E&M.
5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
Non-Indian companies using the Star brand:
STAR Greater China:
STAR Chinese Channel | STAR Chinese Movies | STAR Chinese Movies Legend | National Geographic ( HD) | Nat Geo Wild ( HD) | Nat Geo People ( HD) | Channel V ( HD)
Taiwan: Star Movies HD (Taiwan)
Disbanded channels and properties:
China: Star China Media 1 ( Star Sports | Xing Kong | Channel V (China) | Fortune Star)
Southeast Asia 2: Star World (Asia) and Star Movies ( Asia, Philippines and Taiwan), MTV 3
Indonesia: antv 4 | Film Indonesia
Philippines: Viva Cinema 5
South Korea: Channel V (Korea)
1Sold to China Media Capital.
2Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Now owned by Fox Networks Group.
3Formerly a joint-venture with Viacom but ended in 1994. MTV Southeast Asia later relaunched in 1995.
4Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%).
5Relauched as Pinoy Box Office.
Non-Star television channels:
India: Hindi youth entertainment: Bindass | Hindi movies: UTV Movies, UTV Action and UTV HD | English entertainment: Disney International HD | Kids’ channels: Disney Channel (HD upcoming), Hungama, Marvel HQ and Disney Junior
International: United Kingdom: UMP Movies
Defunct channels: UTV World Movies | UTV Stars (HD) | Bindass Play | UTV Action Telugu
Divested channels: BTVI
UTV Software Communications: UTV Motion Pictures
Defunct: UTV Indiagames | UTV Ignition Games
Radio networks ABC Audio | ABC News Radio | ABC News Now | Radio Disney | Radio Disney Country | Radio Disney Junior | ESPN Radio | ESPN Xtra
Radio Disney Country station: KRDC
Radio Disney stations: Rádio Disney Brasil 8 | Radio Disney Peru
ESPN Radio stations: KESN 5 | KSPN | WEPN | WEPN-FM 1 | WMVP 22
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
Walt Disney World ( Epcot) | Disneyland Resort | Tokyo Disney Resort | Disneyland Paris | Hong Kong Disneyland Resort | Disney Cruise Line | Disney Vacation Club | Adventures by Disney | Shanghai Disney Resort | Tokyo DisneySea | Disney Publishing Worldwide ( Disney Comics | Disney English | Disney Press | Disney–Lucasfilm Press) | The Muppets Studio | Disney Interactive | Gamestar | Disney Mobile | Playdom | 20th Century Fox Consumer Products | 20th Century Fox Games | Fox Digital Entertainment | ShopDisney | Walt Disney Imagineering | FoxNext
Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International
Subsidiaries: France | Germany | India | Italy | Latin America
Disney Streaming Services: BAMTech Media (75%) | Disney Digital Network | ESPN+ | Hulu (67%) (United States and Japan) 20 | Movies Anywhere (United States) | Disney+ | FX Now (United States) | Fox+ (Asia) | Fox App (Latin America) | Disney+ Hotstar (India)
Home Media: Fox Star Studios | Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment ( | Others) Buena Vista Home Entertainment | 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
A&E Networks (50%) 6 | DGamer | CDVU+ | Disney Institute | Disney Research | Disney DVD ( | Others) Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix | Disney's Fast Play | Disney Movie Insiders | Disney Blu-ray Disc | Disney Blu-ray 3D | Disney Second Screen | Disney's Fastpass | Disneytek | ABCtek | LucasArts | Industrial Light and Magic | Skywalker Sound | Disney Classics | Disney D23 | Vice Media (26%) | Fox-Paramount Home Entertainment 4 | Fox Networks Group | Fox Studios Australia | FOX Telecolombia | Disney Interactive | National Geographic Partners (73%) | FOX Producciones Originales | Buena Vista Original Productions | Patagonik Film Group
Miramax | Dimension Films | Dimension Home Entertainment | Dimension Television | Dimension Extreme Films | Miramax Family Films | Miramax Books | Miramax/Dimension Films | Anaheim Ducks | Baby Einstein | Oxygen (TV network) | E! | DIC Entertainment ( | Others) Creative Wonders 9 | Hyperion Books | GMTV | Fox Sports Networks
Touchstone Pictures ( | Others | Logo Variations) Touchstone Television | Touchstone Home Entertainment (
1UP.com | 20th Century Fox International Television | 20th Century Fox Records | 20th Century Fox Selections | 20th Century Fox Television Distribution | 20th Century Fox Video ( | Others) 20th Century Pictures | 7 dni TV | ABC Circle Films | ABC Films | ABC Kane Productions | ABC Kids | ABC Motion Pictures | ABC News Now | ABC Pictures Corporation | ABC Productions | ABC Video | ABC1 | Avalanche Software | Black Rock Studio | Blair Entertainment | Blip | Boyz/Girlz Channel | Buena Vista Games | Buena Vista International | Buena Vista International Television | Buena Vista Pictures Distribution | Buena Vista Productions | Buena Vista Television | Cannell Distribution | Capital Disney 14 | Caravan Pictures | CBS/Fox Children's Video 21 | CBS/Fox Video ( Others) 21 | Circle 7 Animation | Club Penguin | Club Penguin Island | CrossGen | Das Vierte | DePatie-Freleng Enterprises | Disney Channel (Ukraine) | Disney Channel Discovery | Disney Cinema | Disney Cinemagic | Disney Consumer Products | Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media | Disney Digital 3D | Disney Drive-In | Disney Family Movies | Disney Interactive Studios | Disney Videos | Disney XD (France) | Disney XD (Germany) | Disney XD (Israel) | Disney XD (Italy) | Disney XD (Oceania) | Disney XD (Spain) | Disneyland Records | DisneyLife | DisneyToon Studios ( | Others) DLife | DXP | ESPN 3D | ESPN America | ESPN Classic (UK) | ESPN Deportes Radio | ESPN Full Court | ESPN GamePlan | FNM Films | Four Star-Excelsior Releasing | Four Star International | Fox 21 | Fox Animation | Fox Atomic | Fox Circle Productions | Fox Crime (India) | Fox Entertainment Group | Fox Europe | Fox Faith | Fox Family | Fox Film Corporation | Fox International Productions ( | Others) Fox Kids ( | Others) Fox Kids Worldwide | Fox Lab | Fox Next | Fox Reality Channel | Fox Records 7 | Fox Soccer | Fox Television Studios | Fox Video ( | Others) Fox World | FoxConnect | Foxnet | Foxstar Productions | Fuel TV | FX+ | Gaumont Buena Vista International | Go.com | Gold Key Entertainment | Gold Key Media | Hollywood BASIC | Hollywood Pictures | Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment | IGN | IGN Entertainment | Jetix ( | Others) Jumbo Pictures | Junction Point Studios | Key DVD | Key Video 21 | Leap Off Productions | Live Well Network | Lucasfilm Television | Lyric Street Records | Magnetic Video Corporation | Malibu Comics | Mammoth Records | Marvel Toys | Metromedia Producers | Movistar Disney 11 | MTM Enterprises | MTM Home Video | MTM International | MTM Music Group | MTM Television Distribution | Nat Geo &YO | New World Entertainment | New World International | New World Pictures | New World Pictures International | New World Television | New World Television Distribution | New World/Genesis Distribution | Palomar Pictures International 2 | Paramount Comics 4 | Pixar Canada | Playhouse Video | Propaganda Games | Regency Television 2 | Saban Entertainment 3 | Saban Interactive 3 | Saban International 3 | Satellite News Channel 7 | Selmur Pictures | Selmur Productions | Semiorka (49%) | Sky Movies Disney 13 | Soapnet | Speed | Star Comics | TeamXbox | The Cannell Studios | The Disney Afternoon | Toon Disney | Toon Disney's Big Movie Show | Toontown Online | UTV Ignition Games | UTV World Movies | Valleycrest Productions | Vault Disney | VeneVista Video | Victory Television | Vista-United Telecommunications | Walt Disney Classics | Walt Disney Home Video International | Walt Disney Parks and Resorts | Walt Disney Television (production company) | Walt Disney Video Premiere | YourTV | Zoog Disney
Predecessor companies: 21st Century Fox | Capital Cities/ABC Inc.
Split companies: Fox Corporation
1Disney manages and operates this station owned by Emmis Communications.
2Disney manages film catalog created for ABC; remainder of library controlled by Bristol-Myers Squibb.
3Disney manages and operates this television and interactive units by Saban Capital Group.
4Joint venture with Paramount Pictures.
5Operated by Cumulus Media under an LMA.
6Joint venture with the Hearst Corporation, which owns 20% of ESPN and 50% of A&E Networks.
7Co-owned with Westinghouse Broadcasting (aka Group W)
8Joint verture with Rádio Holding Participações Ltda.
9Joint venture with Electronic Arts.
10Joint venture with Sky Limited.
11Joint venture with Telefónica.
12Owned by Corus Entertainment.
13Joint venture with Sky Network Television.
14Joint venture with Global Group.
16Joint venture with Apollo Global Management.
17Joint venture with GMA Network Inc.
18Joint venture with CJ E&M.
19Joint venture with Televisión Nacional de Chile.
20Co-owned with NBCUniversal
21Co-owned with ViacomCBS
22Operated by Good Karma Brands under an LMA.
23Co-owned with Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland ( RTL Group)