ABC Scraps ‘World News’ Webcast

Further proof that simply transferring existing television content onto the web does not a successful webcast make.

Do you watch your nightly newscast online? What newscast do you watch and on what service?

Walt Disney Co.’s ABC News is close to scrapping the current format of its daily “World News” Webcast, an online version of the evening news anchored by Charles Gibson, which the network trumpeted as a major step into its digital future when it launched two years ago.

ABC’s news-division president, David Westin, says the network is considering ways to reinvent the broadcast, including as a series of updates throughout the day.

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