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HISPANIC NEWS NETWORK TO DEBUT — IN ENGLISH

May 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC News, which until now has not had a presence on cable TV, is teaming up with Univision News to launch a 24-hour cable channel targeting Hispanics. It will be in English. “This exciting joint venture represents the latest example of our long-term strategy to broaden the reach of ABC,” Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC […]

ABC MAY LAUNCH NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE NEWS CHANNEL WITH UNIVISION

February 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

ABC may be about to enter the cable news wars with Univision as its partner, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Tuesday), citing people familiar with the negotiations. While rival Fox has links to the Fox News Channel, NBC News produces content for MSNBC, and CBS has ties to CNN, ABC News has no cable […]

ABC NEWS CONTENT COMING TO YAHOO!

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC News and Yahoo! are teaming up to offer original news features from the network online, beginning today (Monday) with the launch of a new series called Newsmakers. The first webcast features ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos interviewing President Obama live from the White House. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Newsmakers show […]

NO CHARLIE SHEEN COVERAGE HERE

March 1, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Editor’s Note: While it is tempting to participate in the media’s rubbernecking of the Charlie Sheen pileup, Studio Briefing has decided to opt out and limit our coverage of it only to its commercial effects. We fully agree with Mediaite.com’s Washington correspondent Tommy Christopher, who wrote Monday that those interviewers who are featuring Sheen on […]

ANOTHER REPORTER BEATEN DURING PROTEST

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC News correspondent Miguel Marquez has become the latest reporter to be attacked during the upheaval in the Middle East. Marquez said that he was beaten by a billy-club-bearing military squad as he covered a demonstration in Manama, Bahrain on Wednesday. Marquez was speaking by phone to ABC News in New York when the attack […]

VIOLENCE AGAINST MEDIA PYRAMIDS IN EGYPT

February 4, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In what today’s (Friday) New York Times described as “an apparently coordinated campaign that is intended to stifle the flow of news that could further undermine the government,” reporters — particularly TV reporters and their crews — covering the demonstrations in Egypt came under increasing physical attack by Egyptian security forces and supporters of embattled […]

ABC ROMANCING BLOOMBERG NEWS

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rumors that ABC may partner with Bloomberg News took on new credence Monday as both Disney-ABC TV chief Anne Sweeney and ABC News President Ben Sherwood each indicated that a partnership with Bloomberg’s cable channel may be in the offing. NBC Universal has its own cable channel (MSNBC), as does Fox TV (Fox News Channel); […]

NETWORKS DRASTICALLY CUT BACK FOREIGN NEWS COVERAGE

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

With the major television networks’ news divisions shutting down many of their overseas bureaus to cut costs and ignoring significant foreign news events because of the lack of resources to cover them, the combined number of minutes devoted to international news has fallen from 4,828 in 1989 to 2,070 in 2009, according to the Tyndall […]

NEW ABC NEWS PRESIDENT NAMED

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC has named Ben Sherwood, a former executive producer of Good Morning America, to replace David Westin as president of ABC News. Sherwood, who is the very personification of media convergence — he has a background in traditional broadcast news, has written commentaries for the Web (including the Huffington Post), and wrote the novel on […]

BRISTOL PALIN — A TEA PARTY DARLING?

November 16, 2010 by · 8 Comments 

A growing political controversy has hit ABC’s top-rated Dancing with the Stars as Bristol Palin, who has received some of the sharpest criticism from the show’s judges, continues to receive some of the highest scores from the public. A report appearing today (Tuesday) on ABC News’s website asks, “Is the Tea Party stuffing the ballot […]

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