Ivanka Trump Defends Use of Private Email Account: ‘No Equivalency’ to Hillary Clinton (Video)

First daughter Ivanka Trump defended her practice of conducting White House business on a private email server and struck back forcefully against many of the comparisons now being made between her and Hillary Clinton.

“All of my emails are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide,” said Trump during an interview with ABC News’ Deborah Roberts. “There’s no equivalency to what my father’s spoken about.”

Trump’s oblique reference to “what my father’s spoken about” refers to President Trump’s criticism of Clinton during the 2016 campaign for her use of a private email to conduct official government business while she served as secretary of state.

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A month before the election, Donald Trump called the Clinton email scandal “bigger than Watergate,” describing it as “corruption … on a scale we have never seen before.”

The difference Ivanka Trump alluded to was the 33,000 emails that Secretary Clinton deleted from her private email server. Trump insisted that there had been no such deletions on her end.

“There is no restriction of using personal email,” Ivanka Trump told Roberts. “In fact, we’re instructed that if we receive an email to our personal account that could relate to government work, you simply just forward it to your government account so it can be archived.”

That breezy assessment, however, is not shared by Democrats, who have vowed to push ahead with a congressional investigation with their newly empowered House majority next year.

Last week, The Hill reported that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would look into whether Ivanka’s emails complied with the presidential record act and federal records act.

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First daughter Ivanka Trump defended her practice of conducting White House business on a private email server and struck back forcefully against many of the comparisons now being made between her and Hillary Clinton.

“All of my emails are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide,” said Trump during an interview with ABC News’ Deborah Roberts. “There’s no equivalency to what my father’s spoken about.”

Trump’s oblique reference to “what my father’s spoken about” refers to President Trump’s criticism of Clinton during the 2016 campaign for her use of a private email to conduct official government business while she served as secretary of state.

A month before the election, Donald Trump called the Clinton email scandal “bigger than Watergate,” describing it as “corruption … on a scale we have never seen before.”

The difference Ivanka Trump alluded to was the 33,000 emails that Secretary Clinton deleted from her private email server. Trump insisted that there had been no such deletions on her end.

“There is no restriction of using personal email,” Ivanka Trump told Roberts. “In fact, we’re instructed that if we receive an email to our personal account that could relate to government work, you simply just forward it to your government account so it can be archived.”

That breezy assessment, however, is not shared by Democrats, who have vowed to push ahead with a congressional investigation with their newly empowered House majority next year.

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Discovery Inks Distribution Pact With Pluto TV

Discovery has inked a deal with Pluto TV that will see content from the media company be distributed on the ad-supported streaming TV and VOD service.
Discovery is taking select programming from six of its networks — including Discovery Channel, …

Discovery has inked a deal with Pluto TV that will see content from the media company be distributed on the ad-supported streaming TV and VOD service.

Discovery is taking select programming from six of its networks — including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, ID, Discovery Life, Science Channel and TLC — and housing it on its own Pluto TV Channel. Under the non-exclusive content deal, programming coming to the streaming service includes TLC’s “Kate Plus 8,” Animal Planet’s “River Monsters,” Discovery Channel’s “Misfit Garage,” and ID’s “Dates from Hell.”

This is the first time the company has inked a such a deal with an ad-supported streaming service.

Like all traditional media companies, Discovery — which is an investor in Pluto — is looking for new ways to reach younger audiences that have either cut the cord or never had a cable subscription to begin with. Ad-supported platforms have become an increasingly effective way to do this as more consumers explore streaming options like The Roku Channel or Tubi — two ad-supported video on-demand services. According to a report released by IAB, 73 percent of adults 18+ who typically watch streaming OTT video say they watch ad-supported OTT video.

“Having our world-class Discovery content as part of Pluto’s offering reinforces Discovery’s commitment to reach all viewers across all screens, platforms and devices,” said Gabriel Sauerhoff, SVP Digital Distribution, Discovery. “We are excited to provide audiences another way to access the shows that they love, while also introducing these brands and series to new viewers.”

Other companies who have hopped on the ad-supported streaming train include ABC News, TMZ, Yahoo and People TV — all which have launched live and linear content on the Roku Channel.

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Paula Faris to Launch Podcast on Faith for ABC News

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How to Stream ABC News’ Midterm Election Night Results Coverage Live

With so many television options to choose from when it comes to figuring out which network’s news coverage you want to check out for the midterm election results Tuesday night, it can be hard to pick which one you want. Or, maybe, you already know you want to watch ABC News and that’s why you’re here.

ABC News is going all out on the midterm elections results, functionally treating it these midterms as if they were a presidential election. And that means you get two different ABC News feeds you can check out — the big six-hour special led by George Stephanopoulos that will be broadcast on ABC on television, and the ABC News Live streaming show which will run all night.

The big show on ABC begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will see Stephanopoulos joined by the entire ABC News politics team, including Martha Raddatz and David Muir. The ABC News special will also feature 538’s Nate Silver in a featured role as he breaks down all the results as they come in.

After the special ends, ABC will kick it to local news before presenting an actually live edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at 11:35 p.m. It will only broadcast live for those who don’t live on the West Coast — those folks will see it on delay at the normal time.

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The regular ABC News broadcast will be available for livestreaming like all content on ABC via ABC.com and the ABC streaming app for mobile devices and streaming boxes like the Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. This stream won’t be free, however — you’ll need a login for a participating cable or TV service to watch this online.

If you don’t have one of those, ABC News will have a free streaming broadcast on its ABC News Live feed, which you can check out on ABCNews.com, in the ABC News app or on YouTube right here. ABC News Live is a 24-hour stream, so it will be going with midterm election coverage until there’s nothing left to talk about on that front.

If you find yourself in the mood for other styles of TV news coverage of the midterms tonight, you can also stream pretty much any of the other networks that are devoting wall-to-wall coverage to the midterms. Click here for info on NBC News and MSNBC’s plans for the evening. Click here for info on what Fox News is doing. Click here to find out about PBS NewsHour’s plans and how to watch. And click here for everything you need to know about CNN’s coverage. And should you be in the mood for CBS News, you can get all the info you need about their streams here.

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With so many television options to choose from when it comes to figuring out which network’s news coverage you want to check out for the midterm election results Tuesday night, it can be hard to pick which one you want. Or, maybe, you already know you want to watch ABC News and that’s why you’re here.

ABC News is going all out on the midterm elections results, functionally treating it these midterms as if they were a presidential election. And that means you get two different ABC News feeds you can check out — the big six-hour special led by George Stephanopoulos that will be broadcast on ABC on television, and the ABC News Live streaming show which will run all night.

The big show on ABC begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will see Stephanopoulos joined by the entire ABC News politics team, including Martha Raddatz and David Muir. The ABC News special will also feature 538’s Nate Silver in a featured role as he breaks down all the results as they come in.

After the special ends, ABC will kick it to local news before presenting an actually live edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at 11:35 p.m. It will only broadcast live for those who don’t live on the West Coast — those folks will see it on delay at the normal time.

The regular ABC News broadcast will be available for livestreaming like all content on ABC via ABC.com and the ABC streaming app for mobile devices and streaming boxes like the Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. This stream won’t be free, however — you’ll need a login for a participating cable or TV service to watch this online.

If you don’t have one of those, ABC News will have a free streaming broadcast on its ABC News Live feed, which you can check out on ABCNews.com, in the ABC News app or on YouTube right here. ABC News Live is a 24-hour stream, so it will be going with midterm election coverage until there’s nothing left to talk about on that front.

If you find yourself in the mood for other styles of TV news coverage of the midterms tonight, you can also stream pretty much any of the other networks that are devoting wall-to-wall coverage to the midterms. Click here for info on NBC News and MSNBC’s plans for the evening. Click here for info on what Fox News is doing. Click here to find out about PBS NewsHour’s plans and how to watch. And click here for everything you need to know about CNN’s coverage. And should you be in the mood for CBS News, you can get all the info you need about their streams here.

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Midterms Spur TV News to Try New Streams, New Screens

MSNBC viewers know they can watch Stephanie Ruhle each weekday during daytime hours. But on Election Night, the anchor will show up at night on what may be an unexpected video perch. Ruhle, best known for doing two hours a day on the NBCUniversal cable…

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Yahoo Launches 24/7 Live Channel on Roku Just in Time for Midterm Elections

Oath’s Yahoo has launched a 24/7 live channel on Roku’s ad-supported streaming channel, The Roku Channel.
The 24/7 stream will house content from Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, HuffPost, MAKERS, Yahoo Sports, and RYOT.
“Yahoo on The Roku …

Oath’s Yahoo has launched a 24/7 live channel on Roku’s ad-supported streaming channel, The Roku Channel.

The 24/7 stream will house content from Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, HuffPost, MAKERS, Yahoo Sports, and RYOT.

“Yahoo on The Roku Channel offers audiences another way to seamlessly access our exceptional content where and how they want it,” said Joanna Lambert, GM of finance and tech, Oath.  “As we continue to expand our live programming, Roku users will be able to tap into a wide range of insightful and entertaining video content, engaging our audiences across our best in class content including news, finance, sports and women’s leadership.”

The Yahoo channel joins ABC News, People TV and Cheddar, all which launched on the service in April. This growing selection of programming will be part of The Roku Channel’s live news offering, which provides live news to Roku users. The channel comes in time for midterm elections coverage next Tuesday, Nov. 6.

“News is one of the most popular categories in The Roku Channel,” said Rob Holmes, vice president of programming and engagement at Roku. “Oath’s news and entertainment properties are proven to be a trusted and high-quality source for consumers. We’re always looking for ways to give our customers access to more voices and adding ‘Yahoo’ to The Roku Channel accomplishes that.”

Launched in September 2017, the Roku Channel houses a collection of video-on-demand content from MGM, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Warner Bros, as well as a growing collection of live news and entertainment programming. Most recently, the service made its first international push, launching in Canada this past July.

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‘Melania Trump’ Returns to Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ to Clear Up Some of That ABC News Interview (Video)

Laura Benanti returned to “The Late Show” Tuesday night as Melania Trump, granting Stephen Colbert the “first exclusive interview since her first exclusive interview,” as he put it.

The (fake) first lady used the national CBS platform to clear up some things from her recent ABC News sitdown — like when Melania told Tom Llamas that Donald Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs are “not a concern and focus” of hers.

“I do not focus on who he focuses,” this “Melania” said, playing the Slovak accent extra thick and sneaking one by the FCC censors. “Maybe he should go focus himself.”

You get it.

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“From the bottom of my heart, I can honestly tell you we are as happy as the day we were wed,” Benanti’s Melania said about the real one’s non-convincing “We are fine” marriage summation, before screaming into what probably should have been a pillow.

She also explained that whole “most bullied person in the world” thing, which didn’t go over so hot with a bunch of her critics.

“I have been called the worst names imaginable: ‘cold,’ ‘heartless,’ ‘Eric’s stepmother,’” the Broadway star said in character.

Yes, the rule of three still works in comedy. Watch the video above.

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Laura Benanti returned to “The Late Show” Tuesday night as Melania Trump, granting Stephen Colbert the “first exclusive interview since her first exclusive interview,” as he put it.

The (fake) first lady used the national CBS platform to clear up some things from her recent ABC News sitdown — like when Melania told Tom Llamas that Donald Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs are “not a concern and focus” of hers.

“I do not focus on who he focuses,” this “Melania” said, playing the Slovak accent extra thick and sneaking one by the FCC censors. “Maybe he should go focus himself.”

You get it.

“From the bottom of my heart, I can honestly tell you we are as happy as the day we were wed,” Benanti’s Melania said about the real one’s non-convincing “We are fine” marriage summation, before screaming into what probably should have been a pillow.

She also explained that whole “most bullied person in the world” thing, which didn’t go over so hot with a bunch of her critics.

“I have been called the worst names imaginable: ‘cold,’ ‘heartless,’ ‘Eric’s stepmother,'” the Broadway star said in character.

Yes, the rule of three still works in comedy. Watch the video above.

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Melania Trump ’20/20′ Interview: No Shockers, But Shows Poised First Lady

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Melania Trump Shrugs Off Husband’s Alleged Affairs: ‘I Have Much More Important Things to Think About’ (Video)

In the latest clip released from their ABC News sitdown interview, Melania Trump tells Tom Llamas that her husband’s alleged extramarital affairs are “not a concern and focus” of hers.

“I’m a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do,” she says. “I know people like to speculate and [the] media likes to speculate about our marriage.”

Trump did admit that some of what she called the “media speculation” about Stormy Daniels and others has hurt her: “It’s not always pleasant,” she says.

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Later, ABC’s chief national affairs correspondent pressed Melania on if she loves her husband.

“Yes, we are fine,” she tells Llamas. “Yes.”

Watch the video above.

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ABC News has been releasing snippets from the interview in drips and drabs. Click here for a drip, and here for a drab.

Readers can catch ABC News special “Being Melania — The First Lady” in its entirety tonight at 10/9c on ABC.

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In the latest clip released from their ABC News sitdown interview, Melania Trump tells Tom Llamas that her husband’s alleged extramarital affairs are “not a concern and focus” of hers.

“I’m a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do,” she says. “I know people like to speculate and [the] media likes to speculate about our marriage.”

Trump did admit that some of what she called the “media speculation” about Stormy Daniels and others has hurt her: “It’s not always pleasant,” she says.

Later, ABC’s chief national affairs correspondent pressed Melania on if she loves her husband.

“Yes, we are fine,” she tells Llamas. “Yes.”

Watch the video above.

ABC News has been releasing snippets from the interview in drips and drabs. Click here for a drip, and here for a drab.

Readers can catch ABC News special “Being Melania — The First Lady” in its entirety tonight at 10/9c on ABC.

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Donald Trump Damage Controls First Lady’s ABC Interview On ‘Fox and Friends’

President Donald Trump moved quickly to do damage control on his wife’s ABC News interview in which she said there remain people inside the White House she does not trust.
In today’s phone in to his favorite morning show Fox & Friends, …

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ABC News Snares Interview With First Lady Melania Trump

First LadyMelania Trump will give an exclusive sit-down interview to Tom Llamas, the weekend anchor of ABC News’ “World News Tonight” and the news unit’ chief national affairs correspondent. Llamas traveled with Mrs. Trump to Af…

First LadyMelania Trump will give an exclusive sit-down interview to Tom Llamas, the weekend anchor of ABC News’ “World News Tonight” and the news unit’ chief national affairs correspondent. Llamas traveled with Mrs. Trump to Africa, where she is taking  her first solo foreign trip ever as First Lady. The interview will be part of a special edition […]

Melania Trump Gives Interview To ABC ‘World News Tonight’ Weekend Anchor Tom Llamas

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Prince’s Personal Chef Says She Tried to Warn People of Changes in Singer Before His Death (Exclusive Video)

Crystal Blanchette, the personal chef to Prince before his death, said she saw warning signs in the musician’s behavior and tried to warn those close to him at the time.

“There was a change in his moods. Irritable, annoyed, uncomfortable, tired. I felt like I was watching him kind of fade away,” Blanchette said in a new clip from an interview with “20/20.”

The episode, set to air on ABC Friday, will see ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff investigate the crisis caused by the proliferation of synthetic opioid fentanyl. Prince died in April 2016 of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

“I had saw someone that I just knew I couldn’t have in my life anymore, and I couldn’t protect him,” she said. “I did share with other people what was happening, and they just chose to ignore it.”

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The episode will also feature the first interview with Prince’s half-sister, Sharon Nelson, about the singer’s death.

“He wouldn’t have taken a pill like that at all, had he known [how much fentanyl it contained],” Nelson said in a clip from the episode released earlier this week. “But when you’re in pain, you’re going to take something, hoping it relieves it… You’re not thinking like a normal person that isn’t in pain.”

In the episode, Woodruff will also investigate online fentanyl sales, go on a ride along with authorities in Lawrence, Massachusetts, who are cracking down on street sales, and go to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City where customs agents are fighting a nonstop battle to detect incoming packages of the drug.

It will also tell the stories of Tosh Ackerman, Catherine Brady and Tiffanie Scott, all of whom took what appeared to be anti-anxiety pills or painkillers that turned out to be counterfeits made with fentanyl.

“20/20” airs on Friday, Sept. 28 at 10/9c on ABC.

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Crystal Blanchette, the personal chef to Prince before his death, said she saw warning signs in the musician’s behavior and tried to warn those close to him at the time.

“There was a change in his moods. Irritable, annoyed, uncomfortable, tired. I felt like I was watching him kind of fade away,” Blanchette said in a new clip from an interview with “20/20.”

The episode, set to air on ABC Friday, will see ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff investigate the crisis caused by the proliferation of synthetic opioid fentanyl. Prince died in April 2016 of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

“I had saw someone that I just knew I couldn’t have in my life anymore, and I couldn’t protect him,” she said. “I did share with other people what was happening, and they just chose to ignore it.”

The episode will also feature the first interview with Prince’s half-sister, Sharon Nelson, about the singer’s death.

“He wouldn’t have taken a pill like that at all, had he known [how much fentanyl it contained],” Nelson said in a clip from the episode released earlier this week. “But when you’re in pain, you’re going to take something, hoping it relieves it… You’re not thinking like a normal person that isn’t in pain.”

In the episode, Woodruff will also investigate online fentanyl sales, go on a ride along with authorities in Lawrence, Massachusetts, who are cracking down on street sales, and go to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City where customs agents are fighting a nonstop battle to detect incoming packages of the drug.

It will also tell the stories of Tosh Ackerman, Catherine Brady and Tiffanie Scott, all of whom took what appeared to be anti-anxiety pills or painkillers that turned out to be counterfeits made with fentanyl.

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ABC Triples Down on Digital With the Launch of Three Short-Form Series

After launching a show from its new digital brand, Localish, exclusively on Facebook Watch, ABC is deciding to not only triple down on its digital content but to find a home for it beyond the social media giant.

The network announced Thursday that it will be expanding the Localish brand with the addition of three new short-form series — “Secretly Awesome,” “My Go-To” and “Worth the Wait.” The three new series will run on localish.com and ABC platforms along with the original Localish series “More in Common,” which so far has accumulated over 9 million views during its time on Facebook Watch.

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“Our local teams are uniquely positioned to find and celebrate the authentic people and places that make up the fabric of our communities,” said Wendy McMahon, president of the ABC Owned Television Station Group, in a statement. “Through Localish, we look forward to sharing more of the good in our neighborhoods and connecting with new and diverse audiences.”

ABC describes Localish as a “new digital media brand that brings out the good in America’s cities through locally
sourced, yet nationally relevant stories.” Most of its content focuses on some aspect of local living. For example, “Secretly Awesome” uncovers unique and unusual local finds from a former Land of Oz amusement park in North Carolina to a luffa farm in Fresno. To that same end, “Worth the Wait” braves the long lines at hotspots to see if the hype of the local establishment is worth the wait.

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The new series, available for viewing today, will be distributed to ABC platforms including ABC’s owned and operated station sites; ABC apps on iOS and Android; ABC’s OTT platforms including Roku, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV. The content will also be available via Oath.

ABC, in general, has been active in increasing its efforts in the digital realm. In addition to the three shows mentioned, the company’s news division, ABC News, has also been active in upping its presence online. The news outlet recently partnered with Facebook Watch to launch “On Location,” a daily news show for a mobile generation. Launched last month, the series has already accumulated more than 30 million views.

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After launching a show from its new digital brand, Localish, exclusively on Facebook Watch, ABC is deciding to not only triple down on its digital content but to find a home for it beyond the social media giant.

The network announced Thursday that it will be expanding the Localish brand with the addition of three new short-form series — “Secretly Awesome,” “My Go-To” and “Worth the Wait.” The three new series will run on localish.com and ABC platforms along with the original Localish series “More in Common,” which so far has accumulated over 9 million views during its time on Facebook Watch.

“Our local teams are uniquely positioned to find and celebrate the authentic people and places that make up the fabric of our communities,” said Wendy McMahon, president of the ABC Owned Television Station Group, in a statement. “Through Localish, we look forward to sharing more of the good in our neighborhoods and connecting with new and diverse audiences.”

ABC describes Localish as a “new digital media brand that brings out the good in America’s cities through locally
sourced, yet nationally relevant stories.” Most of its content focuses on some aspect of local living. For example, “Secretly Awesome” uncovers unique and unusual local finds from a former Land of Oz amusement park in North Carolina to a luffa farm in Fresno. To that same end, “Worth the Wait” braves the long lines at hotspots to see if the hype of the local establishment is worth the wait.

The new series, available for viewing today, will be distributed to ABC platforms including ABC’s owned and operated station sites; ABC apps on iOS and Android; ABC’s OTT platforms including Roku, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV. The content will also be available via Oath.

ABC, in general, has been active in increasing its efforts in the digital realm. In addition to the three shows mentioned, the company’s news division, ABC News, has also been active in upping its presence online. The news outlet recently partnered with Facebook Watch to launch “On Location,” a daily news show for a mobile generation. Launched last month, the series has already accumulated more than 30 million views.

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How ABC News’ ‘Selfie-Style’ Reporting is Breaking the TV News Model

For the past eight years, ABC News has been working to reconnect with the millions of consumers who have lost focus on their television sets in favor of their mobile phones. Most recently, the network partnered with Facebook Watch to launch “On L…

For the past eight years, ABC News has been working to reconnect with the millions of consumers who have lost focus on their television sets in favor of their mobile phones. Most recently, the network partnered with Facebook Watch to launch “On Location,” a daily news show created for a mobile audience. While Watch has been notorious for having low consumer awareness — a recent study from The Diffusion Media Group found that half of Facebook users have no i Newsdea the company has a video platform — ABC News has still been able to find success on the service.

Since launching last month, “On Location” has accumulated more than 30 million views and averages more than 450,000 views per episode. Followers of the show page have also increased by 38 percent week over week.

Much of this success came because ABC News decided to ditch the polished feel that comes with news programming on traditional networks — something that Colby Smith, SVP of content and partnerships at ABC News, says. . .

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