ABC, Affilates Renew News Sharing Service

Under a new three-year deal, NewsOne news exchange will encompass social media and other digital platforms for the first time. Terms were not disclosed.

ABC and its affiliates have signed a three-year renewal of their NewsOne news sharing service that now encompasses social media and other digital platforms.

Financial details were not disclosed.

“During the time that this agreement has been developed, the ways in which television stations and ABC produce news content has both expanded and changed in many ways,” said John Rouse, senior vice president of ABC affiliate relations and marketing.

“We have gone to great lengths to try to capture current uses, as well as anticipate future uses of video, with reciprocity as a guiding principle.”

“NewsOne is a vital tool allowing affiliates and the ABC network to share high quality content,” added Mike Devlin, head of the affiliate board.

“The board is pleased that the new agreement preserves the historical NewsOne model and provides limits on content distribution, while still expanding rights to digital and social media platforms. Equally important, the affiliates and the network crafted an agreement that at its heart is symmetrical for both parties.”

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