ABC O&Os Unveil 24/7 Live And Local Streaming Channels

Viewers can stream local newscasts from the group’s eight owned stations, breaking news, weather, premium content, ABC’s Localish and more across the station group’s websites, mobile and connected TV Apps on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.

ABC’S Localish Slots ‘OUTstanding’ Limited Series From Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Localish introduces a limited digital series OUTstanding executive produced and hosted by award-winning Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The limited series consists of five episodes focusing on LGBTQ […]

ABC’s Localish Launching Weekly ‘+Life’ On July 12

+Life, a new weekly half-hour lifestyle program, will premiere nationally on ABC’s Localish network, July 12 at 9 a.m. PT/8 a.m. CT, 2 p.m. PT/1 p.m. CT and 7 p.m. PT/6 p.m. […]


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ABC O&Os Launch #BeLocalish Campaign

The multiplatform push to support local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic kicks off with a call-to-action PSA, launching immersive webpages across all eight stations, and building a community-driven social media activation movement.

Pandemic Broadens World Of ABC’s Localish

Localish, the millennial-targeted project from ABC’s stations that jumped from digital beginnings to linear broadcast, has expanded its horizons in the wake of COVID-19. It’s using its signature approach to positive, community-oriented stories to circle back on past subjects in a virus-changed world and explore wider corners beyond the group’s markets. Above, Michael Koenigs, the executive producer of Localish.

Localish Supports Local Citizens During Virus

A half-hour linear broadcast premiere of Check In rated No. 1 in all key demos in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Houston

Want To Reach New Viewers? Try TV

Localish has gone nationalish. The digital brand, introduced about 18 months ago by the ABC-owned stations, has a great new platform: broadcast television! Localish’s feel-good and lifestyle stories, while designed for digital platforms, have always appeared on station newscasts as well. But on Feb. 17, a new linear Localish channel made its debut in all eight ABC markets, available to an estimated 14 million viewers on the stations’ over-the-air subchannels.

ABC’s Localish Expands With Diginet Rebrand

The digital-first lifestyle brand will add linear distribution on Feb. 17 as the multicast network Live Well Television is rebranded as Localish.


ABC’s Localish Masters Social Storytelling

ABC Owned Television Stations has won 2019’s Innovator Award, the top honor in TVNewsCheck’s Social Media Excellence Awards, for its Localish collective of highly engaging digital shorts. One secret: an indispensible “wow” moment in every video.

How ABC Uses Facebook To Incubate TV Shows

Disney-owned ABC’s year-old local news video property Localish is inverting the model of TV networks cutting short clips from their linear shows to distribute online. Instead, Localish is taking the short videos it has produced primarily for Facebook and packaging them into TV-length episodes to air on ABC’s local TV stations and elsewhere.