ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES NEW, DIGITAL MORNING PROGRAM, ’GMA LIVE’
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December 7, 2012
ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES NEW, DIGITAL MORNING PROGRAM, “GMA LIVE”
15-Minute, Web-Only Video Addition to “Good Morning America” Begins on Monday, December 10 at 9:15 a.m., ET on GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo! and ABCNews.com
On Monday, December 10, ABC News will launch “GMA LIVE,” a 15-minute extension of “Good Morning America.” This daily, web-only program will stream live across Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! and ABCNews.com, following the “GMA” broadcast. “GMA Live” will be anchored by “GMA’s” Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer, Sam Champion, Elizabeth Vargas and Amy Robach, with special guests and contributors from the ABC family joining the conversation. The anchors and contributors on the show will vary daily. The exclusive “GMA LIVE” partner is Barnes and Noble’s NOOK® HD, the lightest and highest-resolution 7-inch HD tablet.
“This is a chance for our gang to put their feet up and bring everyone backstage right after we get off the air. We are going to have a great time pulling back the curtain a bit,” said Tom Cibrowski, “GMA” senior executive producer.
“GMA LIVE” will stream live from GMA’s studio in Times Square at 9:15 a.m., ET on Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! and on the ABCNews.com live page, http://abcnews.go.com/Live/.
WATCH: “GMA LIVE” Promo Video: http://gma.yahoo.com/video/tv-26594281/first-look-at-gma-live-31285522.html
From pop-culture news to trending topics and lifestyle tips, “GMA’s” all-star team will discuss the hottest stories of the day in a more conversational matter. Users can weigh in on the conversation through Facebook, Twitter and dynamic survey features accessible on Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! and the “GMA LIVE” page.
“We are thrilled to launch ‘GMA LIVE’ on Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! and ABC News.com,” said Joe Ruffolo, senior vice president of ABC News Digital. “‘GMA LIVE’ is just one more example of ABC News’ commitment to delivering excellent content and a live, video experience to our growing digital audience.”
About Good Morning America: The Emmy Award-winning morning news program, featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott, airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00-9:00 a.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Tom Cibrowski is the senior executive producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
About ABC News Digital: ABC News Digital properties, including ABCNews.com, OTUSNews.com and Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo!, offer a dynamic, around-the-clock look at the news as it breaks -- bringing video into the digital news experience like never before. It’s the online destination for newsmaker access, investigative coverage and exclusive footage from every big story. As part of the Yahoo!- ABC News network, ABC News Digital content reaches over 90 million people a month. More than 50% of all news and information videos streamed online are from the No. 1 online news network. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband, and mobile platforms.
About NOOK® Media LLC: NOOK Media is a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. NOOK® reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK®, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store™ of more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through free NOOK® Reading Apps™ and NOOK® Video apps, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps.com NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK® Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK® products are available in the United Kingdom through www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers. For more information on NOOK®, follow us on www.twitter.com/nookBN or www.twitter.com/nook_UK and www.facebook.com/nook.
ABC News Media Relations:
Nicole Enberg (212) 456-6872
Alison Bridgman (212) 456-1578
Heather Riley (212) 456-4396