Feeds

Yahoo! and! ABC! ink! news! pact!

Online-first blobbening to create vast eyeball mountain

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Yahoo! and ABC have announced a news partnership that they hope will bag them 100 million US users a month.

ABC is looking to harness Yahoo!'s big audiences for its content on GoodMorningAmerica.com and three other new online-first video series, hosted by its own anchors. At the moment, Yahoo! News and ABC News get a combined audience of 100 million users on PCs, mobiles and tablets, according to a Yahoo! statement, and they're hoping to carry all these through on the new partnership.

The buzzword of the launch, announced on ABC show Good Morning America, was "game changer", with execs using the phrase, and even the famous Diane Sawyer calling the deal "game changing" on air.

Under the terms of the deal, ABC News will become the premier news provider on Yahoo! News, with editorial teams from both working on original content for both sites.

"Teams will co-produce coverage for major news events and will have integrated bureaus in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles," the ABC release said. "ABC News content will be integrated throughout the Yahoo! News network, including the Yahoo! front page. ABC News will maintain editorial control over ABCNews.com and GoodMorningAmerica.com, and Yahoo! News will maintain editorial control of all its sites."

One of the online-first video series, Newsmakers, will kick off today with ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos's interview of President Barack Obama.

"This relationship will give ABC News an unrivalled ability to reach across the web, combining Yahoo!'s vast distribution and cutting-edge technology with our award-winning journalism," gushed ABC News president Ben Sherwood without a hint of irony.

Ross Levinson, executive VP of Americas at Yahoo! News, was similarly understated: "ABC News and Ben Sherwood's vision is completely symbiotic with ours; together we can create highly engaging experiences for more than 100 million users a month that will set the standard for the industry." ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.