American Broadcasting Company(ABC) andAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have expanded their agreement for eight more years. Throughout the tenure of this association, which will continue till 2020 (in addition to the existing contract) would see the network remain home to Hollywood’s biggest entertainment ceremony of the year, The Oscars.
An Insight into the history of ABC:
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is owned by theDisney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network, part of the Big Three television networks, is headquartered on Columbus Avenue and West 66th Street in Manhattan, New York City. There are additional major offices and production facilities elsewhere in New York City, as well as in Los Angeles and Burbank, California.
ABC is home to some of the most popular TV series which are watched widely around the world including the likes of shows like Castle, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost, Charlie’s Angels and so on.
“After hosting the Academy Awards more than 50 times, ABC has become the home for Hollywood’s most prestigious and glamorous night of television. With this new landmark agreement, ABC is proud to showcase the Oscars all the way to their centennial celebration in 2028.”
-Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group
“We’re honoured to continue our storied and successful partnership with ABC in broadcasting the most-watched live entertainment event of the year. In 2028, we’ll mark the Oscars 100th anniversary, and ABC is the perfect partner to help us celebrate the magic of movies with our fans.”
-Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs
The 89th Academy Awards will be held Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by ABC. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.