ABC Family
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United States

Launch date

April 29, 1977


Burbank, California

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"ABC Family" (stylized as abc family since 2001) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by ABC Family Worldwide Inc., a subsidiary of the Disney–ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.

Historical SummaryEdit

The channel generally offers contemporary as well as family-oriented programming aimed at a wide audience, but primarily features series and movies aimed at teenage girls and young women; its programming includes off-network syndicated reruns and original series, feature films and made-for-TV original movies, and some religious programming.

The network was founded in 1977 as an extension of televangelist Pat Robertson's Christian television ministry, and eventually evolved into The Family Channel by 1990. In 1998, it was sold to Fox Kids Worldwide Inc. and renamed Fox Family. On October 24, 2001, Fox Family Channel and Fox Family Worldwide were sold to The Walt Disney Company, in a sale that also included Saban Entertainment.

As of August 2013, ABC Family is available to approximately 96,462,000 pay television households (84.47% of households with television) in the United States.

External LinksEdit

  • ABC Family
  • Internet Movie Database - ABC Family
  • YouTube - ABC Family
  • TheFutonCritic - ABC Family