In an increasingly cooperative effort to create financial opportunities in the network/affiliate relationship, ABC Television Network and its Affiliate Board of Governors, which represents more than 200 affiliates, today announced the Inventory Exchange System (IES), a strategic and systematic way of exchanging ad inventory that creates shared revenue opportunities. For the first time in the history of the network, ABC, through the launch of IES, will create the opportunity to strategically offer ABC affiliates the option to purchase additional network ad inventory packages to sell locally at a profit.
ABC and “No Ordinary Family” asked America to submit videos explaining what makes them stand out from the rest and why their families are extraordinary. The videos of the top five families have been chosen and now it’s your turn to cast your votes for the most extraordinary family in America.
The five families that have been selected are the:
- Roberts family from Lexington, Kentucky
- Ferrari family from Fairfax, Virginia
- Parham family from Sutherland, Virginia
- Jensen family from Fountain Valley, California
- Jones family from Kinston, North Carolina.
The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team has ambushed the Anderson Family in Cleveland, Ohio, and is about to deliver the ultimate upgrade. The family of four have inspired their community by heightening awareness of the obstacles facing the disabled in their community. Diving headlong into their work, Andre and Jasmine have dedicated their time to supporting and counseling the disabled by connecting them with resources to help them live and lead more independent lives. Faced with some of their own challenges (Andre is blind and Jasmine is legally blind), the couple have pushed forward full steam to make Cleveland a more user-friendly environment.
Brad Womack – once considered by many to be the “most hated Bachelor” in the series’ history – has spent the better part of the last three years going through a radical personal transformation after the shocking finale night that changed his life forever. Now he is really ready – healthier both in body and mind – to make a genuine commitment to a relationship, as he stars in the next edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, “The Bachelor,” when it returns to ABC in January 2011.
In celebration of the premiere of “No Ordinary Family,” ABC will create a family friendly, highly visual and interactive experience in New York’s Times Square on Tuesday, September 28, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., ET. “No Ordinary Family” premieres Tuesday, September 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Just as the Powell family on the new television series have discovered their own unique and distinct super powers, other families will have the chance to demonstrate their own strength by seeing if they can lift a car off the ground or can run at the speed of lightning.
On Saturday, September 25, ABC will display a three-minute 3D projection video that will come to life on the 100-foot high wall of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, featuring the cast of “No Ordinary Family.” The projection begins at sundown and will repeat throughout the night. The extraordinary video will showcase Jim Powell (Michael Chiklis) breaking the wall apart with his bare hands, before being joined by his family — all in 3D. “No Ordinary Family” T-shirts will also be given away at the location.
El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90028
(Please note: 3D glasses are not required)
With recent protests against the building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero and the controversy surrounding a Florida pastor threatening to burn the Koran, ABC News’ “Good Morning America” launches a new three-part series, “Faith and Fear-Islam in America.” According to a recent ABC News / Washington Post poll, a quarter of Americans admit to feelings of prejudice against Muslims. This series will take a deeper look into the lives of Muslim Americans, how they practice their faith in this country and why many Americans are apprehensive about the religion.
Twelve celebrities and their dance partners will shine on stage and screen as season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” gets underway. But the bright lights and fun won’t stop after the show! ABC.com presents multiple features online for fans to participate in and to enjoy. Available on www.abc.com this dancing season, in addition to full episodes, are exclusive video content, “Dancing Live Chat Party,” “Backstage at Dancing with the Stars!” with host Sabrina Bryan, and team shirts designed by the teams. The fun is all at your fingertips at www.abc.com/dancing-with-the-stars.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Disney is teaming up with Nielsen to produce an app for the iPad which will allow the app to provide content in real-time along with the broadcast of its new drama ‘My Generation.’
According to the article, the app will provide interactive opportunities for the viewer who will be able to participate in polls, trivia, twitter feeds and the like, all in relation to the specific program they are watching, whenever they are watching it. The app takes advantage of technology developed by Nielsen called audio watermarking in which the app’s content is triggered by audio cues from the television program through the iPad’s built-in microphone, which means the app will work even if the viewer is watching the show on a DVR.