The American Broadcasting Company (ABC), sometimes referred to as the Alphabet Network, is an American commercial broadcasting television network.
Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group, formerly ABC-TV. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948. It is the largest broadcaster in the world by revenues. As one of the Big Three television networks (with CBS and NBC), its programming has contributed to American popular culture.
The formal name of the operation is American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., and a separate entity named ABC Inc., formerly Capital Cities/ABC Inc., is that firm's direct parent company which is owned in turn by Disney.
ABC & Scandal Controversy
- Main article: Scandal411 Fan Controversy
On October 23, 2013, the news media blog TheWrap.com reported that the individual behind the popular Scandal fan blog, Scandal411.com, as well as the Twitter handle @Scandal411 belonged to Courtney Pajor, a director of special sales for the ABC network (the same network that Scandal airs on).  Part of the controversy surrounding Pajor’s possible connection to the account is that Scandal411 did not disclose any employment connection to the network. According to the report, Pajor works out of the ABC New York offices. Within hours after other news outlets such as Entertainment Weekly and New York Daily News ran the story, the Twitter account handle changed to @GrantForPrez and then the account was quickly deactivated, along with the blog post.