Title: ABC Television Nepal
ABC aims to cater to the need of news-thirsty people of Nepal by offering them 24 hours Nepali news that is relevant to today’s Nepal.
ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company(ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of the The Walt Disney Company. Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight; other programs include morning news-talk show Good Morning America, newsmagazine series Nightline, Primetime and 20/20, and Sunday morning political affairs program.
ABC began news broadcasts early in its independent existence as a radio network after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ordered NBC tospin off the former NBC Blue Network into an independent company in 1943.The split (which NBC conducted voluntarily in the event that its appeal to have the ruling overturned was denied) was enforced to expand competition in radio broadcasting in the United States as the industry had only a few companies such as NBC and CBS that dominated the radio market, and in particular, was intended to prevent the limited competition from dominating news and political broadcasting and projecting narrow points-of-view. Television broadcasting was suspended however, during World War II.
The ABC has today announced a range of proposed measures to reposition the Corporation for current and future challenges and help the national broadcaster respond to funding cuts announced by the Federal Government.
These changes will ensure the ABC maintains a clear focus on its audience, which remains at the centre of every activity, as well as its Charter obligations.
The Federal Government confirmed last week that the ABC’s funding will be cut from July 2015 by more than $200 million over four years. This is on top of cuts already imposed in the May budget.
It means job losses across the Corporation – about 400 people, or ten per cent of the workforce – and changes to the way the ABC operates, including content and programming.