April 6, 2020
With ongoing home-based quarantining throughout the country, ABC News Live, the Disney-owned ad-supported streaming video (AVOD) service from ABC News, has expanded distribution via updated apps on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV platforms.
With the coronavirus spread dominating news cycles, ABC News Live focuses on the COVID-19 impact on local news, breaking news, videos and weather, among other areas.
In the past month, the AVOD service has seen a 150% increase in monthly viewers compared to the previous-year period. Weekly viewer growth in March skyrocketed 103%.
Disney said its ABC-owned TV stations reached a record-high 77 million devices, with viewers consuming more than 170 million minutes of news coverage. The ABC stations produce an average of 400 hours of live local coverage weekly.