The ABC and Univision O&Os will share news resources both on air and across their digital and mobile platforms.
The ABC O&O stepped in when the annual event was about to be canceled in 1986 and has been sponsoring, producing and airing it ever since. With over a half a million viewers last year, it’s a great example of how a station can maximize its community involvement.
In the coming weeks, the ABC O&O will start promotions for its Virtual View — an augmented reality experience that will make its debut at the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. The station hopes the technical enhancement to the broadcast will help draw in more viewers. To take advantage of Virtual View, viewers need to download the app Junaio, which is available for iOS and Android.
ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) today unveiled its new local radar system, Baron Services’ Double Scan. Traditional radar utilizes one horizontal beam. WPVI’s radar now has dual-polarmetric radar — the traditional horizontal beam, plus a second, vertically-oriented pulse. Developed by Baron Services, the new technology will give 3D shape to the current radar measurements […]
Chip Kelly and the Eagles kick off the season at the Redskins for the first Monday Night Football game of the season live on ABC affiliate WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4). The action starts at 7 p.m. on the Eagles official broadcast TV partner. Following the game, the Action News sports team will have a complete wrapup, with WPVI’s Post Game Report live from FedEx Field. Ducis Rodgers, Jamie Apody and Jeff Skversky will dissect Chip Kelly’s NFL debut, and highlight all the game-changing plays. WPVI will also broadcast the much-anticipated Andy Reid homecoming on Thursday Sept. 19, when the birds battle the Chiefs.
Tuesday night, ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) commemorated the opening of its new Wilmington, Del., bureau facility. After more than 26 years, the Wilmington Action News Bureau has moved to a new location — directly across the street from the County Courthouse on 405 North King Street in a new building known as the […]
ABC’s Philadelphia O&O is blanketing 75% of the country’s fourth-largest DMA with digital billboards featuring news promos that display live tweets and weather radar images that can be targeted to specific counties.
Donations from last year’s WPVI Philadelphia/Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Food Drive provided an estimated 175,000 meals, and all those participating this year are striving to exceed that number. The season of giving began on Sunday, Nov. 4, with the airing of the first part of the ABC O&O’s Changing Face of Hunger special report series on […]
For one lucky 6abc Action News Facebook fan, this holiday season will be a memorable one. The lucky Facebook fan will drive off in a brand new car, thanks to ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) and the Delaware Valley Honda Dealers association. The winner will also “Pay 6 Forward” by selecting a local charity […]
The Philadelphia ABC O&O uses a news van and a mobile generator to offer power to electricity-starved area residents.
Helping Our Neighbors: Surviving Sandy will be raising money for the American Red Cross on the air from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today.
The sites for ABC stations WABC New York and WPVI Philadelphia each logged record page views with the help of live-streamed Hurricane Sandy coverage, hitting 7 million and 13.1 million respectively.
ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia’s FYI Philly is kicking off the year with a house party at the Philadelphia Home Show. On Saturday, Jan. 14, WPVI’s Adam Joseph and Karen Rogers offer an inside look at the world of home improvement. The half-hour special will tour contemporary city condos, man caves, show viewers how to save […]
The assistant ND moves up at the Philadelphia ABC O&O, succeeding Carla Carpenter.