ABC Family Channel

Founded: November, 2001
Parent Company: ABC Family Worldwide, Inc.
Tagline: "A New Kind of Family"

Note: in early 2016, this channel officially re-branded as Freeform (info on this page still applies).

If you're looking for fun, wholesome programming, the ABC Family Channel is probably right up your alley. Owned by ABC and the Walt Disney Company, most of its programs are geared towards viewers aged 15-30. Recently, they've heavily invested into original programs, specials and made-for-TV movies, most of which have been very positively received. Spun off from the Christain Broadcasting Network (CBN) in the early 1990s, they've stood for family values and mainstream fun since day one. It's been a successful recipe that won't be changing anytime soon.

ABC Family Programming & Shows

Special Events: Every winter, they put on a fun blitz of Holiday/Christmas family movies, this year coined the 25 Days of Christmas.
Reruns: Full House, That '70s Show, My Wife and Kids, 8 Simple Rules, Family Matters, Step by Step, etc.
Original Series: Make It or Break It, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, etc.

Is ABC Family (Freeform) Available on DIRECTV or DISH?

Available - Channel 311 (SD / HD)
Available - Channel 180 (SD / HD)
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