April 4, 2018
New York, NY (April 4, 2018) – ABC Radio and Skyview Networks are further aligning their considerable resources to identify, develop and syndicate talent and programs to broadcast radio. ABC Radio will assess talent syndication opportunities for both music and news/talk formats and provide affiliate sales while Skyview Networks will handle national sales and distribution. The companies will begin immediately focusing on opportunities that can scale nationally.
“We are building on the momentum and tremendous success we’ve already seen in our existing partnership,” said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager of ABC Radio. “ABC Radio has always represented creative and innovative programming and we are excited to offer programmers and talent a new, stable business environment to grow and monetize their brands.”
ABC Radio currently has over 1,650 affiliates with partnerships across every major radio station ownership group. ABC Radio proudly produces ABC News Radio which has the #1 reach among all commercial news networks.
“The timing of our syndication partnership couldn’t be more perfect,” said Ken Thiele, President of Skyview Networks. “We’ve heard from a significant number of programs and clearly there is a need for another syndication option in the marketplace. We’re growing and continue to make substantial investments in technology and our staff, and it’s paying off. This new venture is a really a reflection of the dynamic synergies between ABC Radio and Skyview, and our positive business trajectory.”
In July 2016, ABC Radio and Skyview Networks renewed their highly successful content, ad sales, affiliate sales and audio distribution agreement.
Skyview currently has national sales offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Phoenix, Miami and Louisville.
About ABC Radio:
ABC Radio syndicates America’s largest commercial radio news network, ABC News Radio, along with the ABC Radio Lifestyle and Entertainment network, ABC Sports Radio and ABC Radio Digital to over 1650 radio stations and multiple digital distributors. ABC Radio reaches more than 76-million listeners each week across broadcast and digital audio platforms. ABC Radio is part of the Disney ABC Television Group. For more information: www.abcradio.com.
About Skyview Networks:
Skyview Networks is a broadcast technology and national sales solutions company that provides services to ABC Radio, CBS News Radio, professional and collegiate sports organizations and two state news networks. Founded in 1995, Skyview is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on national sales and broadcast network solutions for national news organizations, professional and collegiate sports franchises, and syndicated radio. Skyview’s services include satellite distribution, full network automation, affiliate relations, inventory management systems and national audio sales with advertising solutions for radio, television, print, signage and web. For more information, visit skyviewnetworks.com.