|ABC News Live|
|Launched||May 14, 2018|
|Owned by||Walt Disney Television|
|Picture format||720p (HD)|
|Headquarters||Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
|Replaced||ABC News Now|
|Amazon Fire TV||ABC News app|
|Apple TV||ABC News Live channel|
|Roku||ABC News app|
|Mobile||ABC News app|
iOS, Windows and Android (Chromecast)
|Facebook Watch||ABC News|
|Hulu||Internet Protocol Television|
ABC News Live is a 24/7 streaming video news channel for breaking news and live events operated by ABC News, which launched on May 14, 2018. ABC News Live is distributed through the ABCNews.com website, mobile apps, streaming services such as Hulu Live TV, and apps on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. ABC News Live also appears in Facebook Watch, YouTube and Twitter during breaking news.
The ad-supported streaming news channel features content from ABC News and various correspondents and anchors, along with live streaming coverage of breaking news and live events.
ABC News: Live has its origins in the former ABC News Now, a former American 24-hour news network offered via digital television, broadband and streaming video at ABCNews.com and on mobile phones. The first of its kind at the time, it delivered breaking news, headline news each half-hour, and wide range of entertainment and lifestyle programs. The channel was available in the United States and in Europe. This station's "Talk Back" feature allowed viewers to voice their own input through the submission of videos and personal thoughts on controversial issues and current topics. After having attempted a 20-minute online news program three times a week hosted by Sam Donaldson in 1999, ABC News launched a forerunner of ABC News Now in March 2003. The service was fee based except for the customers of America Online, Comcast, and a few other Internet providers. Later, mobile phone users could access the programming through Sprint's MobiTV. The ABC News Now service launched on July 24, 2004, with extended coverage of the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. The station was carried by digital subchannels of 70 ABC-owned stations and affiliates. The service was also available online as a subscription-based outlet.
On November 5, 2007, Disney-ABC International Television announced plans to launch the channel in international territories, including Germany, Spain and Belgium in 2008 on IPTV service Zattoo, with more territories, including the United Kingdom, planned for the next 6 months. This marked the second international channel launched under ABC branding, the first being the United Kingdom general entertainment channel ABC1 which closed on September 26, 2007.
On April 27, 2009, ABC's owned-and-operated stations launched the Live Well Network, a lifestyle-oriented digital subchannel network, replacing ABC News Now. On October 28, 2013, ABC News launched a new cable news channel, Fusion, as a joint venture with Univision.