ABC Family
Launched April 29, 1977

(original launch; as CBN Satellite Service)

August 1, 1988

(relaunch; as The CBN Family Channel and formerly The Family Channel now in UK as Challenge)

September 15, 1990

(renamed as The Family Channel)

August 15, 1998

(relaunch; as Fox Family Channel)

November 10, 2001

(relaunch; as ABC Family)

Owned by Christian Broadcasting Network (1977–1990)

International Family Entertainment (1990–1997) Fox Family Worldwide Inc. (Fox Entertainment Group/News Corporation, Haim Saban & Liberty Media) (1997–2001) ABC Family Worldwide Inc. (Disney–ABC Television Group/The Walt Disney Company) (2001–2014) McField Broadcasting System/The Nelvana Company (2014-Present)

Picture format 720p (HDTV)

(HD feed downgraded to either center cut or letterboxed 480i for SDTVs, depending on the programming)

Slogan A New Kind of Family
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Burbank, California
Formerly called CBN Satellite Service (1977–1981)

CBN Cable Network (1981–1988) The CBN Family Channel (1988–1990) The Family Channel (1990–1998) Fox Family (1998–2001)

Sister channel(s) Disney Channel,

Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC, Fusion, Live Well Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPNU