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500 South Buena Vista Street

Burbank, CA 91521

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C Family is a U.S. television programming service that targets viewers in the 14 to 34 age demographic. ABC Family produces original live-action programming including the returning series Switched at Birth, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, as well as the new original series The Fosters and Twisted. ABC Family also acquires programming from third parties, including the returning series Pretty Little Liars and the new series Ravenswood. Additionally, ABC Family airs content from the company’s owned theatrical film library and features branded holiday programming events, such as 13 Nights of Halloween and 25 Days of Christmas. ABCFamily.com provides online access to full-length episodes of ABC Family programming through personal computers. The ABC Family app provides full-length episodes of ABC Family programming to mobile devices. ABCFamily.com also provides online extensions to ABC Family programming, such as Pretty Dirty Secrets, which is an extension of Pretty Little Liars. SOAPnet SOAPnet offers same-day episodes of daytime dramas and classic episodes of daytime dramas and primetime series. Programming includes daytime dramas, such as Days of Our Lives, General Hospital and The Young and the Restless and classic episodes from series such as All My Children, One Life to Live, The O.C., One Tree Hill, Beverly Hills 90210, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and Brothers & Sisters. In 2012, the company began the conversion of SOAPnet to Disney Junior, and most MVPDs that carried SOAPnet have transitioned to carrying the Disney Junior network. UTV Networks In India, the company operates the Bindass, UTV World Movies, UTV Action, UTV Movies, and UTV Stars cable television channels. The company has a joint venture with Viacom and TV18 that would distribute the networks operated in India by the joint venture partners, including its UTV and Disney networks to MVPDs. A&E Television Networks LLC (AETN) The AETN, a joint venture owned 50% by the company and 50% by the Hearst Corporation, operates various cable programming services, including A&E, HISTORY, BIO, H2, Lifetime, LMN and Lifetime Real Women. A&E offers entertainment programming, including reality series, original movies, dramatic series, and justice shows. HISTORY offers original non-fiction series and event-driven specials. BIO offers original series about people and their lives, including the Biography series. H2 focuses on the culture and history of various countries throughout the world from the perspective of locals. Lifetime Television is devoted to women’s lifestyle programming. LMN is a 24-hour movie channel. Lifetime Real Women is a 24-hour cable network with programming focusing on women. Internationally, AETN programming is available in approximately 150 countries. Broadcasting The company’s broadcasting business includes a domestic broadcast network, television production and distribution operations and 8 owned domestic television stations. The company also has an interest in Hulu LLC (Hulu), a joint venture that distributes film and television content on the Internet. Domestic Broadcast Television Network The company operates the ABC, which as of September 28, 2013, had affiliation agreements with 239 local television stations reaching 99% of all U.S. television households. ABC produces its own programs and also acquires programming rights from third parties as well as entities that are owned by or affiliated with the company. ABC derives the majority of its revenues from the sale to advertisers of time in network programs for commercial announcements. The ability to sell time for commercial announcements and the rates received are primarily dependent on the size and nature of the audience that the network can deliver to the advertiser, as well as overall advertiser demand for time on network broadcasts. ABC also receives fees for its broadcast feed from affiliated television stations. ABC.com is the official Website of ABC and provides access to full-length episodes of ABC shows online. The Watch ABC app provides subscribers of participating MVPDs access to the participating local ABC TV linear feed along with full-length

 

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