ABC Owned Stations Distributing Laff On 23 Lineups For 7 Million Subs

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On January 15, 2015, ABC Owned Stations announced a pickup of Katz Broadcasting’s new subchannel Laff.

 Duplicated Subscribers- Cable, overbuilder, and/or satellite subscribers counted multiple times in a market depending upon how many .1 channels for full power and LPTV-cable stations and for those subchannels with verified MVPD subscribers. Subscribers partly estimated using FCC COALS data and Census data.

ABC Owned Stations Brings Major Markets To RightThisMinute

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 Following the cancellation of Disney/ABC Domestic Television’s “FABLife,” the ABC Owned Television Stations will replace the daytime talker beginning in Fall 2016 with “RightThisMinute,” a viral video series that will now be distributed by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. The show is produced by MagicDust Television in conjunction with television station groups Cox Media Group, Raycom Media, Inc. and The E.W. Scripps Company. More from Soap Opera Network…R


Date Range:  Program counts for a particular show genre, or daypart, during an identified date range.  All counts are reported in the local time zone of the TV stations and/or networks.

 Airing: One count of one unique show airing on a TV station or network.  Can be counted multiple times for repeats and also airing on related subchannels.  Airings can be counted for program genre as well as unique show names.

FOX Television Stations Most Aggressive O&O Group For Subchannels

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On January 20, 2015, Deadline.com announced that FTS’ stations will carry the new digital multicast network Buzzr TV, a joint venture of FremantleMedia and Debmar-Mercury. Buzzr TV will carry classic game show content and will debut on Monday June 1st. (from Wikipedia)

Subchannels (Not .1)- Channels that are not the primary channel of the TV station(s). On a case by case basis a subchannel may have MVPD subscribers.

FOX Television Stations Most Aggressive O&O Group For Subchannels

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On January 20, 2015, Deadline.com announced that FTS’ stations will carry the new digital multicast network Buzzr TV, a joint venture of FremantleMedia and Debmar-Mercury. Buzzr TV will carry classic game show content and will debut on Monday June 1st. (from Wikipedia)

Subchannels (Not .1)- Channels that are not the primary channel of the TV station(s). On a case by case basis a subchannel may have MVPD subscribers.

ION Media Networks Does Not Significantly Overlap ABC Owned Stations

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ION broadcasts 299 channels from its television stations. The channels include ION, QVC, HSN, Infomercial channel, Quobo, and two Telemundo subchannels (may be duplicate feeds).

Group Overlap– When two broadcast ownership groups are compared to determine the TV market overlap of one group or the other. All channels, and subchannels, are counted for total duplicated households since competition is measured across total channels. Typically for editorial reasons educational, religious, LPTV-no cable, and other groups may be hidden from results.

Scripps is a De Facto ABC Group

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Scripps February 2014 purchase of Granite Broadcasting Corp.’s Detroit WMYD MyNetwork TV and Buffalo’s WKBW ABC added another notch to Scripps’ ABC station lineup.



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Unduplicated Households: The households in the market are counted once even if the network is broadcast on TV stations reaching different sections of large markets or the TV station has multiple channels broadcasting in a market.

ABC Reaches 44.5 Million Households in the Central Time Zone

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ABC’s largest TV market in the central time zone is for ABC is Chicago. ABC broadcasts to 3.5 million households on WLS-TV 7.

WLS-TV, virtual channel 7 (UHF digital channel 44), is an ABC owned-and-operated television station located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The station is owned by the ABC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. WLS-TV broadcasts from studios located on North State Street in the Chicago Loop, and its transmitter is located atop the Willis Tower.

The WLS-TV call letters stand for “World’s Largest Store,” recognizing their now-former AM sister station’s founding part-owners, Sears, Roebuck and Company.

Footnotes
Duplicated Households Included: In some instances a network is carried on two stations in a market. The households in the market are counted twice if the network is broadcast on TV stations reaching different sections of large markets. In most cases the network will appear on a cable system on just one channel position, however, households for a TV station are calculated by the total households contained in the market and not just a small section of the total market. In addition, households are counted multiple times for a TV station depending on how many networks are carried on that station.