The cable channel is dropping the word family from its title for the first time in more than 25 years. The move shows how competition has forced TV channels to hone in on their most important viewers.
Who owns ABC Family?
The Walt Disney Company American Broadcasting CompanyWalt Disney TelevisionWalt Disney Pictures and TelevisionABC Family Worldwide Inc ABC Family Worldwide/Parent organizations ABC Family Worldwide, Inc. is one of a slew of cable networks owned by The Walt Disney Company. Operating as a companion channel for broadcaster ABC, ABC Family boasts more than 80 million subscribers in the United States.
Why is ABC Family called freeform now?
On October 6, 2015, Disney–ABC Television Group announced that ABC Family would be rebranded as Freeform. Ascheim explained that Freeform was intended to represent how becomers are in the formation of their lives and that the brand would reflect a participatory experience for viewers across multiple platforms.
What did the CW used to be called?
On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment announced plans to shut down both UPN and The WB and partner to launch a new broadcast television network that would include series from both soon-to-be predecessor networks, known as The CW.
What channel is freeform on basic cable?
Freeform is an American multinational basic cable channel owned by the ABC Family Worldwide subsidiary of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company....Freeform (TV channel)ProgrammingAvailable on most cable systemsConsult television listingsSatelliteDirecTVChannel 311 (SD) Channel 1311 (HD)24 more rows
Does Disney own Fox Sports?
Sinclair and Walt Disney Co. announced the completion of the transaction, which included the Fox College Sports channel. Disney had acquired the channels as part of its $71.3-billion purchase of much of Rupert Murdochs 21st Century Fox.