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ABC Chief Touts the Value of Broadcast in a Streaming TV Era

  • Disney studios, with Fox addition, have the muscle to compete
  • Programming executive touts longevity of network series
Karey Burke
Karey BurkePhotographer: Image Group LA/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke made an impassioned pitch for broadcast television, arguing her company has the muscle to compete with streaming services like Netflix Inc. that have stolen so many viewers from conventional networks.

Burke, speaking Monday at the Television Critics Association summer conclave in Beverly Hills, California, said ABC parent Walt Disney Co. now operates the largest TV production studio in the business following its takeover of Fox entertainment assets in March.