ABC News Live stream TV is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), possessed by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. Its leading program is the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight with David Muir; other programs comprise morning news-talk show Good Morning America, Nightline, Primetime, and 20/20, and Sunday morning political affairs program. ABC also provides live streaming TV online free for its viewers. This Week with George Stephanopoulos. ABC commenced news broadcasts early in its independent existence as a radio network after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered NBC to turn off the former NBC Blue Network into an independent company in 1943. The split (which NBC directed voluntarily in the event that its request to have the ruling reversed was denied) was imposed to increase competition in radio broadcasting in the United States as the industry had only a few companies such as NBC and CBS that conquered the radio market, and in particular, was planned to avoid the limited competition from dominating news and political broadcasting and projecting narrow points of view. Television broadcasting was postponed, however, during World War II.
ABC News’ longtime slogan, “More Americans get their news from ABC News than from any other source” (introduced in the late 1980s), was a claim denoting to the number of people who watch, listen to and read ABC News content on television, radio and (eventually) the Internet, and not necessarily to the telecasts alone. Around 2015, ABC News initiated experimenting with podcasts and added an audio channel to its app. On March 28, 2018, the company started its first daily podcast, Start Here. Paula Faris introduced a podcast on November 13, 2018 with three episodes of Journeys of Faith. On September 10, 2018, ABC News launched a second attempt to encompass its Good Morning America brand into the afternoon with GMA. In 2018, ABC News launched a streaming media service called ABC News Live, accessible through Roku and the news division’s other streaming methods. Content from the broadcasts is used as well as original content formed for the service.