The Live Well Network -- the ABC-owned television station group's broadcast, online and wireless service for emerging digital channels in local markets -- is expanding its reach. Five new television affiliates -- all part of the Belo Corp. group of TV stations -- have signed on to air Live Well programming. The Belo stations are located in Dallas-Ft. Worth, St. Louis, New Orleans, Hampton-Norfolk and Charlotte.
The development of the Live Well Network was spearheaded by ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 general manager Emily Barr. Among the new programs slated to debut on the Live Well Network next month is "Here's How-Right Now!" a fix-it program developed by WLS and shot at the WLS studios in Chicago. Until the addition of the Belo stations, Live Well programming was seen only on ABC-affiliated stations. More TV stations outside the ABC family are expected to join the Live Well Network in upcoming months.