ABC News Live readies more streaming programming

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ABC News will expand its streaming news channel ABC News Live the week of Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 as part of a previously announced strategy of expanded original programming.

The expansion of ABC News Live falls on a busy news week — Donald Trump’s impeachment trial resuming Feb. 3, the Iowa Caucus the same day, the State of the Union Feb. 4 and the network’s Feb. 7 debate.

Meanwhile, ABC has promoted “World News Tonight” weekend anchor Tom Llamas and correspondent Linsey Davis to larger roles on the streaming service.

Llamas will host the network’s caucus coverage Feb. 3 starting at 8 p.m. eastern.

Davis is slated to begin anchoring two hourlong primetime newscasts Feb. 10 available exclusively on the platform — one at 7 and another at 9 p.m.

By the end of the year, ABC plans to have 18 hours of live and original content daily.

In addition to rolling breaking news coverage during the day and the new newscasts, ABC News Live will also add long form documentaries, the first of which, “Guardians of the Amazon,” is being produced in partnership with “Nightline.”

ABC News Live is available for streaming on The Roku Channel, Hulu Live, Xumo,, the ABC News and ABC mobile apps, and the ABC News OTT app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.