The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast radio and television network owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
The organisation has a headquarters in Burbank, California and is known as “America’s Network”. Its facilities are primarily located in California and New York City.
ABC owns the sports network ESPN, and, as such, is the broadcast television rightsholder of the National Basketball Association (under the NBA on ESPN branding). ABC previously held a 33% interest in European sports channel Eurosport which it divested for $155 million in June 2000.
ABC currently holds the broadcast rights to the Academy Awards (“The Oscars”), Emmy Awards, American Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards.