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As part of its ongoing strategy to provide high quality content where and how consumers want it, ABC Family is now making episodes of its most popular series available across iOS devices via new ABC Family App. The new app is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
The ABC Family App, developed by the same team responsible for the creation of the critically-acclaimed ABC Player App, extends the reach of ABCFamily.com’s full episode player to provide the network’s millennial audience with a variety of convenient, portable viewing options. ABC Family viewers will have the ability to watch free, ad-supported episodes from a variety of popular ABC Family original series, including “Jane By Design,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Switched at Birth,” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Episodes are typically available online and via the app the day after they air on the network.
The ABC Family App will feature some unique functionality, including the ability to “save and recall” the users playback position between iOS devices. The app will also be the first from the Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) to support closed captioning.
In addition to streaming content, users will be able to purchase downloads of episodes via the iTunes Store.
Over the past several years, the Disney/ABC Television Group has consistently launched innovative apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. In April 2010, in conjunction with the debut of iPad, DATG became the first to deliver ad-supported, full-length video via the acclaimed ABC Player App. The ABC Player App was recently highlighted as one of Top 25 most downloaded free iPad apps of all time. The app has been downloaded approximately 4 million times, resulting in over 80 million episodes viewed. Other notable DATG apps include the critically-acclaimed ABC News App for iPad and the Emmy Award-winning official Oscars App, which provided unique, backstage viewing experiences for the 83rd and 84th Academy Awards.
- ABC Family – ABC Family (itunes.apple.com)
- Disney Releases “The Lion King: Timon’s Tale” and “Tangled” for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (chipandco.com)
According to Bloomberg News, Amazon’s LoveFilm unit has signed a deal with the Walt Disney Company. LoveFilm, which streams movies and television shows online to subscribers in the UK, will stream full seasons of ABC television shows including Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lost.
The service, which will be called ABC TV On Demand, will make shows available to LoveFilm subscribers after they run on British television.
It seems that Disney is continuing to ramp up its online presence. This deal comes on the heels of the distribution agreement with the Comcast Corporation and to deliver Disney’s top sports, news, and entertainment content to Comcast’s Xfinity customers both on television and online.
- Walt Disney & Comcast sign long term agreement (chipandco.com)
- Disney Reaches New Deals With Amazon Prime and Netflix (chipandco.com)
This past fall, the reigning Miss America Teresa Scanlan, along with all 53 Miss America contestants, visited the Walt Disney World Resort. Check out this video clip in which Miss New York, Miss Hawaii and others share their fondest Disney memories.
Tune in to ABC on Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. to see these lovely ladies compete for the crown in “The 2012 Miss America Pageant” and to catch more of their Walt Disney World Resort visit.
- Disney Parks Celebrates 5th Annual Walt Disney World Moms Panel Allowing Guests to Ask Vacation Planning Questions in Spanish (chipandco.com)
- Star Wars Weekends Returns to the Walt Disney World Galaxy in May 2012 (chipandco.com)
According to the Wall Street Journal, ABC is planning to screen the premiere episode of The River in theaters and on college campuses. The strategy, known as pre-sampling, is being used by several other TV networks to catch viewers attention. With more and more viewers turning to cable and Internet outlets, ABC hopes the move will get people to notice.
The River is a paranormal mystery that centers the disappearance of wildlife expert and TV personality Dr. Emmit Cole in the Amazon and the journey of his family, friends, and TV crew to find him. It was created and is produced by Orin Peli (Paranormal Activity) and Micheal R. Perry (The Practice, NYPD Blue) and looks both creepy and intriguing.
ABC hopes The River along with other new shows and current hit Once Upon a Time will increase ratings and appeal to the sought after 18-49 year old demographic.
The series will premier on ABC February 27, 2012.
- Disney to launch new channel ABC Spark in Canada (chipandco.com)
- The River Producers Shed a Bit More Light on the Series; Info on an Austin, Texas Screening (dreadcentral.com)
Did you miss the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade this past weekend?
We love watching the parade every year. Usually by the time the Christmas Day Parade comes on our presents have been opened and we are ready for an early morning nap.
ABC has posted the complete parade online for your viewing pleasure. Now you can watch Justin Biebers performance over and over again! I know tempting isn’t it?
Click here to check it out.
- Look Inside the ‘Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade’ Taping (chipandco.com)
- Disney’s 2012 Promotion – One more Disney Day (chipandco.com)