Yahoo! And ABC News Launch Information Alliance
October 3, 2011 at 6:16 AM (PT)
YAHOO! and ABC NEWS have entered into a strategic alliance "that will enhance and transform the delivery of news and information across the digital landscape." The alliance launches TODAY (10/3) with the debut of GOODMORNINGAMERICA.COM on YAHOO! and three new, online-first video series with ABC NEWS' anchors and correspondents.
"Newsmakers," an original interview series, kicks off TODAY when "Good Morning America" anchor GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS interviews President OBAMA live at the WHITE HOUSE at 2:35p.m. ET. The entire interview will stream live on YAHOO.COM and ABCNEWS.COM.
"YAHOO! is committed to building the richest set of premium and personalized content experiences for our users. Our deep collaboration with ABC NEWS further strengthens Yahoo! as the #1 online news source, greatly enhancing our already robust news content," said YAHOO! EVP/Americas ROSS LEVINSOHN. "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."
"This relationship will give ABC NEWS an unrivaled ability to reach across the Web, combining YAHOO!'s vast distribution and cutting-edge technology with our award-winning journalism. For years, we've proudly proclaimed that more Americans get their news from ABC NEWS than any other source," said ABC NEWS Pres. BEN SHERWOOD. "Going forward, we will greatly expand this leadership by building a connection with a whole new online audience."