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ABC News Now is a 24 hour news channel offered via digital television, broadband and streaming video at ABCNews.com and on mobile phones. It delivers breaking news, headline news each half hour, and wide range of entertainment and lifestyle programs. The channel is currently available in the USA and in Europe. This station's "Talk Back" feature allows viewers to voice their own input through the submission of videos and personal thoughts on controversial issues and current topics.

It first appeared on July 26, 2004, for a trial test, with extended coverage of the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention.

On the 5th November 2007 Disney-ABC International Television announced plans to launch the channel in international territories including Germanymarker, Spainmarker and Belgiummarker in 2008 on IPTV service Zattoo with more territories including the UKmarker planned for the next 6 months , this marks the second international channel launched under ABC branding, the first being the UKmarker general entertainment channel ABC1 which closed on September 26, 2007.

Programming

  • Ahead of the Curve -- Technology news and a consumer guide to the latest gadgets
  • Chef's Table
  • Exclusiva –- News about the Hispanic world by David Puente. The website can be found at http://abcnews.go.com/exclusiva.
  • Good Morning America Now -- GMA Now is third hour of Good Morning America, airing 9am/ET.
  • Healthy Life -– Dr. Tim Johnson offers medical news & tips on how to take better care of yourself and your family, produced by Jackie Pou
  • Inside the Newsroom -- Three times daily, bringing you live reports from the hottest spots in the world.
  • Money Matters -- Financial and economic news and tips right after the NYSEmarker opening bell
  • Popcorn with Peter Travers -- An interview-based movie show, with today's biggest stars talking to Rolling Stone movie reviewer Peter Travers, produced by David Wharton
  • Politics Live -- Inside the political arena with Sam Donaldson
  • What's the Buzz -- The latest in celebrity entertainment news, produced by Jessica Golden


  • All Together Now – Stories of real people who are working to change the world
  • Good News Really -- Stories about when things go right, for a change
  • Guilt or Innocence? – Legal experts on trials making headlines, produced by Terry Kenny
  • Influential – Conversations with newsmakers and individuals shaping our world
  • Top Priority -- A closer look at women’s issues today
  • World View -- Round-up of headlines from around the world


Breaking News

During international Breaking News, they simulcast with the BBC News service. First happened during the Assassination of Benazir Bhuttomarker.

Availability

As of December 1, 2007, the online live broadcasting has been discontinued. Since then the news service is free for only America Online, AT&T High Speed customers, Verizon DSL, & Comcast subscribers. This online (live) service is not available outside the United States.

The channel is also available via satellite, free to air, on Galaxy 28 at 89W, transponder 613 at 11955 MHz, vertical polarization.

The channel is carried by Verizon FIOS TV, Charter Communications, RCN and a number of other cable TV providers in the USA.

ABC News Now was formerly available as a digital subchannel for many ABC affiliates during the 2004 Presidential election season.

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