or


[10/02/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC.com Expands Site for Fall with Enhanced Features and Additional Content

[via press release from ABC]

ABC.COM EXPANDS SITE FOR FALL WITH ENHANCED FEATURES AND ADDITIONAL CONTENT

New Additions to ABC.com Include Over 100 Short-form Videos Each Week Comprised of Promos, Sneak Peeks, Trailers and Original Cast Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Clips

Dedicated to expanding its network and channel brands across multiple platforms and connecting viewers with their favorite shows anytime and anywhere, Disney-ABC Television Group announced today that it will offer enhanced features and additional content, including over 100 short-form videos each week, at www.ABC.com.

�We�re adding a significant amount of unique content, especially video, to ABC.com to make it the primary destination for fans of our programming,� said Alexis Rapo, vice president, Digital Media, ABC Entertainment. �We�ve increased the amount of short-form video content including, trailers and originals, by 330 percent from last season. We�re seeing success already -- on the premiere day for �Dancing with the Stars,� 60 percent of the video viewed on the site was for that show alone!�

Fresh to ABC.com this year are new sites for five returning series (�The Bachelor,� �Dancing with the Stars,� �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� �Grey�s Anatomy� and �Lost�) and sites for four new series (�The Knights of Prosperity,� �The Nine,� �Six Degrees� and �Ugly Betty�). Additional content includes blogs, podcasts, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with the cast and producers. New content and website information on each series is listed below.

The Bachelor

� New website design with enhanced features and content

� Bachelor diary/blog

� Rose Ceremony Prediction Game with grand prize trip to Italy

Dancing with the Stars

� New website design with enhanced features and content

� Original online video content � backstage interviews, dancer/celebrity spotlights, rehearsals

� Online voting component

� Premium mobile SMS campaign

� Online dancing game

� Online blogs

� Slim-Fast Sponsored Dance Challenge with video and fitness tools

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

� New website design with enhanced features and content

� Before-and-after video spotlights

� Blogs with the cast

Grey�s Anatomy

� Dynamic new website design with enhanced features and content

� Weekly podcasts with producers

� Weekly blogs from show writers

� Exclusive online behind-the-scenes featurettes

The Knights of Prosperity

� Downloadable �membership� materials to help you Join the Knights, including t-shirt iron-ons, membership certificates and the Knights� oath

� Exclusive sneak peek videos

Lost

� New website design coming soon with many interactive features created for fans, as well as new viewers, including:

� The Lost Theories Board

� Lost �Connections� backstory feature

� Weekly podcasts and video podcasts with producers

Six Degrees

� Visitors can become �connected� to the show�s characters through an interactive questionnaire

� Extended scenes from the pilot are embedded throughout the site

Ugly Betty

� Get career advice from Betty

� Learn the Betty �cheer�

� Multiple video �Easter eggs� (English and Spanish-language) are embedded throughout the site

ABC.com recently launched its enhanced broadband video player, winner of an Interactive Emmy in the category of Enhanced or Interactive Programming-New Delivery Platforms, as a permanent feature on the website. The player offers full episodes of seven primetime series, including �Lost,� �Grey�s Anatomy,� �Desperate Housewives,� �Ugly Betty,� �Six Degrees,� �The Nine� and �The Knights of Prosperity,� the day after they premiere on ABC.

Disney-ABC Television Group is home to all of The Walt Disney Company�s worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel�s worldwide portfolio of kids� channels, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television production and syndication divisions Touchstone Television, Walt Disney Television Animation, Buena Vista Worldwide Television and Walt Disney Television International. Disney-ABC Television Group also manages the Radio Disney Network in addition to the Company�s equity interest in Lifetime Entertainment Services, A&E Television Networks and E! Networks.





  [october 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY, THE (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· NINE, THE (ABC)
· SIX DEGREES (ABC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





[02/10/16 - 05:01 PM]
Video: "House of Cards" Season Four Trailer
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright return in the new season, premiering Friday, March 4 on the streaming service.

[02/10/16 - 02:52 PM]
TV One's Premiere of 47th NAACP Image Awards Drives Network to Rank Among Top 2 Ad-Supported Cable Networks for the Night
TV One further spins the numbers for Friday, February 5.

[02/10/16 - 02:45 PM]
Netflix Confirms Additional Casting for "Gilmore Girls" (WT) Series
Milo Ventimiglia, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil and Yanic Truesdale are set to return to their original characters.

[02/10/16 - 02:30 PM]
All-New Military-Inspired Competition Series "American Grit" to Debut Following Return of "Bones" on Thursday, April 14, on FOX
Starring John Cena, the series follows 16 of the country's toughest men and women as they are split into four teams and face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness of Pack Forest in Eatonville, WA.

[02/10/16 - 01:08 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" Breaks New YouTube Record
CBS spins the digital numbers for the series to date.

[02/10/16 - 12:48 PM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for "Shooter"
Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps star in the project, based on the Mark Wahlberg-led feature of the same name.

[02/10/16 - 12:40 PM]
Kick-Ash Cast of Starz Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Expands for Second Season
Lee Majors will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski.

[02/10/16 - 12:35 PM]
Pre-Game with El Rey Network on Sunday, February 28, As They Celebrate The 88th Academy Awards with the "Director's Chair Red Carpet Marathon"
Quentin Tarantino, George Miller and Sylvester Stallone are among the featured auspices.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
"The Simpsons" Load Up and Journey to Daytona 500 In Support of 2016 FOX NASCAR Season Opener
"Being able to tap into such a recognizable, iconic part of pop culture is an extremely strong asset to be able to draw on," said Robert Gottlieb.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Praise the Lord! Bravo Media's "Thicker Than Water" Season Three Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, Ben faces the stark reality that the Tankard household has become an empty nest and also realizes there are deep emotional wounds that need to be healed within the family.

[02/10/16 - 12:02 PM]
Bob Costas to Host NBC's Primetime Rio Olympics Coverage
Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers.

[02/10/16 - 11:35 AM]
Video: AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Highly Anticipated "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere Episode
In addition, Hallmark eCards has partnered with "The Walking Dead" to create unique, original Valentine's Day eCards inspired by the show.

[02/10/16 - 11:16 AM]
WGN America Unveils Key Art and Behind-the-Scenes Music Featurette for "Underground," The Highly Anticipated Escape Thriller Premiering March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The featurette goes behind-the-scenes with executive producer and music titan John Legend and composers Laura Karpman, a multi-Emmy Award winner, and Raphael Saadiq, a celebrated singer/songwriter and producer.

[02/10/16 - 10:57 AM]
LMN Bolsters Programming Slate with the Launch of New Docuseries "Codependent" on March 8 and Original Movie "House of Darkness" on April 17
Plus: look for the return of "My Haunted House" and "The Haunting of..." on March 28.

[02/10/16 - 10:45 AM]
E! Vows to Deliver the Drama When the "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Strut Down the Aisle Beginning Sunday, April 17th at 10PM ET/PT
The eight-episode season will follow blogger babe Morgan Stewart and real estate mogul Brendan Fitzpatrick's diamond encrusted road to the altar.