ABC Family is a basic cable/satellite broadcast network serving viewers in the United States. It is known for its broadcasts of original drama programming targeted at pre-teen and teen audiences.
In the United States, it is one of two cable/satellite network television broadcasters for the Harry Potter films, along with the Disney Channel. The network is an affiliate of ABC, which serves as the network television broadcaster for the Harry Potter films, though it airs them much less frequently.
Since its acquisition of the films, ABC Family has often aired them during an extended weekend block titled the "Harry Potter Weekend Event." Broadcasts of the films are also a feature of the network's "25 Days of Christmas," in which it breaks from its normal programming schedule mainly for the broadcast of holiday-themed specials and films from December 1-25.
ABC Family broadcasts typically include material from deleted scenes (included on the DVD releases as bonus features) edited seamlessly into the films. Many broadcasts have also included exclusive content during the commercial breaks, such as interviews with cast and crew and/or previews for upcoming film or DVD releases.