ABC News to distribute network content on affiliate Web sites

Disney-ABC Television Group will make an ABC News online video player available for hosting on local affiliate Web sites.

Beginning in the fall, the video player will be offered to more than 200 ABC affiliate Web sites and will feature clips of “World News with Charles Gibson” and “Good Morning America.” Additional video highlights from all ABC News broadcasts also will be made available.

The offering results from an agreement between the network and its affiliates on distribution of ABC News content locally on the Web.

Under this agreement, ABC News will offer national news content and custom branding for affiliates through a new broadband player. In the coming months, ABC affiliates will have the option to add local news content to the player. In addition, ABC affiliates will also be promoting the co-branded syndicated player on-air and online.