ABC O&Os Roll Out New Weather App

The new app, customized for each of ABC’s owned television stations, offers voice alerts warning users of severe weather, and includes a “follow me anywhere” setting that allows users to get radar and weather information wherever they travel.

Rentrak To Deliver Ratings To 3 ABC O&Os

ABC has inked an agreement  to use the Rentrak local TV service for three of its eight owned stations — ones in Houston, San Francisco and Fresno. The Houston station had quietly been using the data for about six months under a short-term agreement.

ABC O&Os Reup ‘Wheel,’ ‘Jeopardy’

Syndication’s top two game shows renewed for two years beyond current run, taking them through 2015-16.


KGO Promotes William Burton To GM

The head of the ABC O&O’s digital media efforts is named president and general manager of the ABC-owned station in San Francisco.

ABC’s Live Well Signs Up 9 Scripps Stations

With the addition of the Scripps outlets that reach 10% of TV homes, the lifestyle channel has boosted its coverage to more than 40%. The channel counts 16 other affiliates: eight ABC-owned, five Belo, two Lilly Broadcasting and one LKK Group.

ESPN Online, ABC O&Os In Disney-FiOS Deal

Verizon FiOS TV customers now have online access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Buzzer Beater as part of a broader agreement between Disney and  the phone company.