ABC merges news units

ABC today announced it is merging its news documentary unit with its production unit to form ABC News All Media. The new department will develop and produce programs for the network and for its cable clients, and will work with ABC News Digital to produce content for digital platforms.

"This new unit combines the award-winning work of very talented producers," said ABC News president David Westin. "Together they will continue to deliver the complex and creative works that have long distinguished ABC News and extend their reach to additional digital platforms."

The network also announced it will officially fold ABC Sports into ESPN. Last year, the corporate sister took over all production and programming of sports for ABC. Beginning September 2, all sports aired on ABC will bear an ESPN logo in addition to the ABC watermark.

On Wednesday, ABC reported a 28 percent drop in earnings for the second quarter of 2006. The network, home to Lost, Grey's Anatomy, and Desperate Housewives, had several big-budget flops last season, including Invasion and Commander In Chief, and ended up canceling every one of its new shows. This season, it is preparing 15 new series, more than any other network.

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ABC was stupid to cancel this show...I mean at least let them wrap up the loose ends!! They wouldn't have had the ratings issues if they hadn't pre-empted Invasion every other week or more. It was gone almost the whole season! How do they plan on keeping an audience with that kind of a schedule? It's like Fox with House...I watch House religiously, but it's rather annoying that it's always pre-empted for that confounded American Idol. Curse you television!
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I can't believe Invasion is canceled. I have been waiting to see when the new season would begin. My husband and I have been waiting to see what will happen with Larkin and her baby. Please bring the show back. We loved it. Some of the new shows ABC has put out are horrible. Come on people bring the Invasion back.
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Quoting "avajoeaadyanj" I guess it's a good thing that ABC is headed by a ego maniac now i will cancel my cable and eliminate the worlds greatest income reducer. I guess i'm pretty upset they cancelled INVASION. Im with you!! This is total crap!!! I waited all summer, excited and wanting to see what happens next for some dumb A-- to decide to cancel the best show on tv. If you want my opinion " i think they all are simply nuts!! Bring back the best show on tv plz!!
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i guess it's a good thing that ABC is headed by a ego maniac now i will cancell my cable ansd eliminate the worlds greatest income reducer. i guess i'm pretty upset they cancelled INVASION.
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It sounds as though ABC NEWS (and Disney) is trying to save "a little money" by amalgamating their news units [and merging the ABC SPORTS

division into ESPN as well]. I believe ABC is in for more financial "hardship" this season...I smell a number of their new series as "TV road kill" already {I'm certainly not going to tell YOU which of them are doomed right now, it wouldn't be fair!!}. And possibly look for more cutbacks in their news and sports divisions as well.......
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