Tish Graham is the first woman to lead technology at a television station group. Her efforts to revamp ABC’s stations for a multiplatform world through IP, the cloud and more are at the forefront of where the industry at large is heading. She will receive TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Women in Technology Leadership Award.
She’s being celebrated with TVNewsCheck’s annual Women in Technology Leadership Award in recognition of her leadership in overhauling technology at the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. Her efforts have helped the company adapt to a multiplatform future and changing economic times. In her role as the group’s VP of broadcast technology, she has demonstrated an ability to make tough decisions and rally her team behind implementing a new plan.
ABC is going to broadcast More in Common, a digital series created for its Localish brand and shown on Facebook Watch. A compilation special of More in Common stories will be broadcast by ABC’s local stations starting with WPVI Philadelphia on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET. All eight station will air it on Nov. 4. The show will also appear on ABC’s Live Well digital network from Nov. 4 through Nov. 11
Former Today co-host Tamron Hall is officially heading to daytime TV. Disney ABC has cleared the new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Hall on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group for fall 2019. The project had been in development at Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International for the past couple of months.
Broadcast leaders who’ve come up through their companies’ digital ranks have a different vantage point than their C-suite peers. Leaders from Raycom, E.W. Scripps, ABC Owned Television Stations are Capitol Broadcasting say their experience with digital media risks, failures and the process of constant iteration has shaped their approach to the broadcast helm for the better.
ABC-owned stations are the leaders in social media in half of the top 10 markets in the U.S. according to data from Share Rocket.
In recent months, the ABC Owned Television Stations have outperformed The New York Times, The Washington Post and Buzzfeed combined in social media actions on Facebook with almost 14 million actions, according to data from audience insight firm Sharablee.
In the programming exec fallout following Paul Lee’s exit last week, Ben Sherwood gives ABC O&O chief Rebecca Campbell the added responsibility of daytime programming, both network and syndicated.