ABC sells out of Univision channel JV

US broadcaster ABC has ended its participation in joint venture channel Fusion, which it operated with Hispanic network Univision. Effective immediately, Univision Communications will take over ABC’s distribution and ad sales responsibilities for Fusion, and will take full control of the network “as soon as reasonably practical”. Financial terms of the agreement were not revealed. […]

Banijay opens Injustice Files

Banijay International has acquired worldwide distribution rights to The Injustice Files, an investigative series from US cable channel Fusion. Hosted by reporter Mariana van Zeller, the 10x60mins series follows stories of people fighting for justice. Injustice Files comes from Fusion’s in-house production team, which former CBS head of news’ investigative unit Keither Summa leads. “Young […]

Disney/ABC chief Sweeney to exit post

Disney/ABC Television Group president and Disney Media Networks co-chair Anne Sweeney is to leave the company to become a TV director. Sweeney, who joined Disney in 1996, will step down in January 2015. The Disney/ABC Television Group includes broadcast channel ABC, cable net ABC Family, kids channel Disney Channel, the Disney Channels Worldwide business and […]

Disney, Dish settle legal issues with ‘evolutionary’ deal

The Walt Disney Company and US satcaster Dish Network have ended their long-running legal dispute and agreed on a deal new, wide-ranging carriage deal. As part of the deal, Dish has agreed to disable its controversial ad-hopping service AutoHop during ABC shows in primetime, with Disney in return dropping all legal issues. The US broadcasters […]

Disney and Univision name joint venture network Fusion

The upcoming joint venture cable network from ABC and US Hispanic broadcaster Univision will be called Fusion. The news and entertainment service will launch in the second half of this year. It will be based in Florida and programmed in English for a US Latino audience. At launch Fusion will be distributed on five US […]