World News Webcast On the Move

ABC is moving its World News Webcast from 3 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ABC says the online newscast, hosted by World News anchor Charles Gibson, has initially targeted as a preview of the night’s network newscast, but that it has become "a stand-alone program with a distinct identity" and exclusive original content.

The move to 12:30, says ABC, is because the Web's peak traffic is in the early afternoon. ABC launched the Webcast in January 2006.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.