WABC is a full service television station in New York, New York, broadcasting on local digital VHF channel 7 and branded as ABC7. Founded in 1948 as WJZ, it is owned by Disney/ABC. WABC is the flagship station of ABC (American Broadcasting Company), airing ABC's primetime shows in the evening. In the morning, the station airs ABC's morning news and information program, with spots for local news and weather; in the afternoon, it airs ABC's soap operas; in the early evening, it shows ABC's national news broadcast and ABC 7 Eyewitness News. After primetime, it airs its own local newscasts, followed by ABC's late-night programming. WABC also airs local sports broadcasts.