June 24, 2017 3:40 PM ET


Company Overview of ABC, Inc.

Company Overview

ABC, Inc. operates a television network. Its programming includes daytime and late-night talk shows, award shows, music shows, movies, and news. The company also offers an application that enables users to view the ABC network live or full episodes on smartphones, tablets, computers, and over-the-top devices. In addition, it engages in the development, production, and strategic distribution of entertainment content. Further, the company provides T-shirts and DVDs via online. ABC, Inc. was formerly known as Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. and changed its name to ABC, Inc. in September 1996. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in New York, New York. ABC, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of The ...

7 Lincoln Square

New York, NY 10023

United States

Founded in 1946

20,200 Employees





Key Executives for ABC, Inc.

Senior Vice President and President of Cable & International Broadcast Group
Age: 87
Executive Vice President, Director and Chairman of Fairchild Publications
Age: 89
Executive Vice President of Creative
Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 70
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

ABC, Inc. Key Developments

IMAX Corp., Marvel Television and ABC Television Group Form Innovative Production, Marketing and Distribution Agreement

IMAX Corp., Marvel Television and ABC Television Group announced an innovative agreement to exclusively premiere the new ABC series "Marvel's The Inhumans" in IMAX commercial theatres, marking the first time a live-action television series has debuted in this manner. Under the agreement, a version of the first two episodes of Marvel Television's new series "Marvel's The Inhumans" – produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras – will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series in fall, with additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network. The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. "Marvel's The Inhumans" will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. ABC, IMAX and Marvel Television also intend to work together to create a joint marketing and promotion plan for the series across their proprietary media platforms – which would be the first such cross-platform marketing launch of a television series. This deal also provides audiences with high-quality, compelling entertainment options during what have traditionally been lulls in the summer blockbuster season. These IMAX audiences also tend to have high engagement and positive response to comic book fare.

ABC Does Not Seeks Acquisitions

ABC, Inc. is aggressively hunting UK talent and writers but is not looking to acquire British production companies. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival Paul Lee, President of the ABC Entertainment Group said that despite being "super impressed" with many UK indies he was not looking to make any investments. "Whether we're looking to expand the investment, that's not how we're playing it, we're looking to expand our relationships with great talent." he said.

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