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Disney/ABC Television is launching Watch ABC, which will be the first live broadcast network streaming linear service.
Watch ABC will allow viewers to access ABC Network programming live 24/7 on digital devices. Watch ABC will begin May 14 in New York City and Philadelphia as part of a special limited promotion. It will be free for all viewers in those markets. Disney/ABC also made an agreement for Watch ABC with the 13 Hearst-owned ABC affiliated stations which will launch in the coming months.
Watch ABC will expand to all ABC-owned stations for the new fall 2013 broadcast season. Watch ABC is an authenticated service that you can get free if you are a paying customer of a cable, satellite, or telco multichannel programming service. So far, the following companies have signed on to participate in Watch ABC- Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications and AT&T U-verse.
This won’t come to a surprise to anyone, but Marvel’s new TV series, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, has been picked up by ABC for this fall’s new TV season. The word on the pick up comes from Deadline. Also, if that wasn’t enough of an indicator, it looks like ABC accidentally uploaded a short viral video for the series before they were supposed to. The short footage shows the Hulk under surveillance by the secret organization, and he doesn’t seem all too pleased about it. Clark Gregg, who returns as Agent Coulson in the series, tweeted the link to the video after, so all signs definitely point to this being very real. The rumor also says that a promo for the series will air during the season finale of ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ this weekend. (UPDATE: The video has sadly been pulled. We’ll repost it when it becomes available.)
ABC has ordered four drama pilots, including “Big Thunder,” based on the popular attraction at Disneyland & Walt Disney World, as well as a gothic soap from producer Mark Gordon. All four pilots are being produced inhouse by ABC Studios.
“Big Thunder” will be written by Jason Fuchs and exec produced by Chris Morgan.
The storyline for “Big Thunder” is about a 19th century New York doctor and his family who are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful but mysterious tycoon. Soon, they quickly realize that not everything in Big Thunder is as it seems.
ABC and it’s owner Disney have collaborated on theme-park projects in the past. “The Pirates of Caribbean” has been a wildly successful film franchise, while the Eddie Murphy film”The Haunted Mansion” was a bust.
Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland opened in 1979 and is getting a $4 million renovation this year. Big Thunder Mountain at Walt Disney World is undergoing a renovation of it’s queue to make it more interactive.
- Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ heading to big screen (ocregister.com)
- Common Disney Abbreviations and Acronyms (chipandco.com)
Exactly a year ago, ABC had so much fun doing a week of shows with Kelly from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai’i. This year Kelly and Michael will be packing up their families to make some Disney memories at the Walt Disney World Resort — their first official visit here together! And the best part is — you can request tickets to be part of the audience!
Here are all the details:www.LIVEKellyandMichael.com.
- Top 10 Disney World Rides You Must Do Each Visit! (chipandco.com)
- Avengers Monorail wrap being removed at WDW (chipandco.com)
We’ve been sharing updates on the upcoming Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade taking place at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and tomorrow everyone will get to enjoy the magic when the parade airs Christmas morning on ABC. While the parade is a spectacle on its own, I recently found something that I think will up the fun factor even more.
Our friends at Spoonful.com have created a Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Bingo game, in which your family can compete in a classic round of Bingo while enjoying the parade. You could even create special prizes using other treat and craft ideas in the Christmas section of Spoonful.com.
- 2012 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Taping Schedule (chipandco.com)
- Stars Come out for the Disneyland Shooting of the 2012 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC (chipandco.com)