ABC1 to launch on SKY Posted 7th June 2005

ABC1 will become availible on SKY Digital on June 20th, this marks the Channels first new home since entering Freeview last September.

8 Simple Rules will now broadcast on 2 Channels on SKY, with roughly 4 different episodes airing each day.

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ABC1 News 24th March 2005

ABC1 will begin showing adverts from April after signing its first advertising deal. Since its launch last September, the Disney-owned entertainment channel has aired commercial-free on Freeview and digital cable. According to Broadcast, the company has now signed an agreement with Procter & Gamble, the world's largest advertiser. "P&G is the world's largest advertiser, renowned for their expertise in marketing, and this decision is a flattering endorsement of both abc1 and our unique advertising approach," said John Hardie, executive vice president and managing director of Walt Disney Branded Television. ABC1 plans to schedule two ad breaks per half hour but, in a move akin to that of the major US networks, there will be no ad break between the end and beginning of programmes. Read the full story