The New York Times’ Brian Stelter and Amy Chozick write about ABC talking to Univision about doing an English language cable news channel following a Wall Street Journal’s Adrian Campo-Flores and Sam Schechner who broke the story earlier this evening…
The new channel could combine the resources of Disney’s ABC News and Univision’s news division to rival established news entities like Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNN. It would be geared toward English-speaking Hispanics in the U.S., whose numbers are growing.
“This would go head-to-head with CNN,” said a person with knowledge of the talks who, along with others involved, insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.
A new channel in partnership with Univision might allow ABC News to trim some of the news-gathering costs it incurs and to share in the subscriber fees that cable channels gobble up. For some of the same reasons, ABC News has flirted in the past with a partnership with Bloomberg TV.