or


[05/14/07 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Television Announces "ABC Start Here," Its First Ever Network-Wide Multiplatform Branding Initiative
The goal of the initiative is to help consumers quickly identify and locate their favorite entertainment and news programming on television and beyond.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC TELEVISION ANNOUNCES "ABC START HERE," ITS FIRST EVER NETWORK-WIDE MULTIPLATFORM BRANDING INITIATIVE

Campaign Designed to Promote ABC's Multiplatform Offerings

New Look Debuts This Summer Spanning All Dayparts of ABC

ABC today announced that it will make it easier for viewers to find their favorite shows across a growing variety of platforms. The new "ABC Start Here" campaign is the first ever network-wide multiplatform navigation branding initiative, guiding ABC viewers across the network's vast offerings and spanning all dayparts, including Primetime, Daytime, Late-Night and News.

"As an industry leader in the digital revolution, ABC has evolved into a multiplatform experience that serves viewers well while building the broadcast network," said Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks, president, Disney-ABC Television Group. "This campaign reinforces the message that great TV starts with ABC, no matter how or where you watch it. We're inviting viewers to start with us and giving them an easy way to stay connected with our programming across various platforms."

The goal of the initiative is to help consumers quickly identify and locate their favorite entertainment and news programming on television and beyond. The strategy applies the navigation and accessibility benefits of a "web-portal" to the growing number of platforms where ABC content can be found to provide an ABC-branded road map to all the network's programming, franchises and content. In addition to connecting fans to their favorites, the system will also expose viewers to new content of which they may not have been aware. And, when audiences want more, they will now have an easy way to find programming, information and content that is new and unique to each platform.

"Navigating through all of the available content can be cumbersome, confusing and time consuming," said Michael Benson and Marla Provencio, executive vice presidents, Marketing, ABC Entertainment, who developed and spearheaded the campaign. "In a world that has become proliferated with technology and platforms, �ABC Start Here' positions ABC and all of its dayparts for the future, giving consumers their favorite programming and all available platforms under one umbrella."

The branding includes a new tagline, "ABC Start Here." This call-to-action asks users to start their viewing experience with ABC. Whether it's via TV, online, mobile, DVD, iTunes, or any other platform, the message is consistent: ABC is the place to start to find the very best in entertainment and news content.

Using a modular icon system that is tied to the ABC logo, the consumer-oriented strategy simplifies navigation at many access points, proving information to viewers in what has become an increasingly cluttered world of media. This enhancement will give consumers a unique, clear and consistent set of visual tools to help them find new/additional content and information from one platform to the next.

The easily recognizable icons will inform consumers of all platforms and will include icons representative of ABC.com, CD, DVD, mobile, shopping, plus many more. Examples of the icons' many uses include on-air during programming to denote that a show is available on ABC.com; during a reality series to prompt viewers to vote; on ABC.com to alert consumers that an item (DVD, CD, etc.) is available for purchase; plus, icons will be used off-air in print ads and other media to make consumers aware of all of the platforms where they can find ABC content.





  [may 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[12/18/14 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Family to Air an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Winter Premiere During "The Hunger Games" on Monday, December 29
The network's flagship series returns Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/14 - 01:13 PM]
British TV Star Chronicles Body Transformation in Two-Part TLC Special "Fat and Back" (WT)
Said installments are set for Thursday, January 18 and 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:18 AM]
Video: All-New Promo for Season Two of "Salem" Set to Return to WGN America in April
In the spot, Mercy transforms the symbol of her torment at the hands of the town's witches into a signal of the Witch War to come.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:14 AM]
New Five-Part ESPN Series "Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream" Set for January 14
The series will air four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN (re-airs on ESPNU) with a fifth and final episode airing in mid-February.

[12/18/14 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV and Ace Hardware Announce Major Partnership for the Network's Innovative New Series, "Framework"
The series will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to launch their furniture nationally.

[12/18/14 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of "Brain Games" Tunes Up Your Brain to Give You the Upper Hand, Starting Jan. 19 at 9 PM
Host Jason Silva will be taking you behind the scenes of mind-blowing hidden camera social experiments that reveal startling truths about your own brain and the brains of people around you.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ellen Degeneres, Kat Dennings, Kevin Hart, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry and More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2015"
The event, airing Wednesday, January 7, will be hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" Couples, Fan Favorites and Host Chris Harrison Will Share Their Love With Millions of Viewers on the First-Ever "Bachelor" Float in the 126th Rose Parade(R)
Chris Soules, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are among those participating.

[12/18/14 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks' Original Series Produced by FX Productions
Said pact includes the studio's upcoming series "Man Seeking Woman," "The Comedians," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "Taboo" and "Wayward Pines."

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:26 AM]
Alfonso Ribeiro Comes to Cooking Channel in New Year with "Unwrapped 2.0"
The newcomer launches Monday, February 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.