You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Oz kids to get their own TV channel

Television Foundation wins battle

SYDNEY — Lobby group the Australian Children’s Television Foundation has won its battle for a kids’ free-to-air channel that will air locally made shows.

Government announced Nov. 12 it will give pubcaster the ABC $82 million ($74 million) to create the channel, which will broadcast for 15 hours a day. Half the coin will be put towards content.

“Until now, there has been no regular, consistent broadcast platform that gives children ready access to Australian stories,” said ACTF topper Jenny Buckland. “The trend around the world has been for children to turn to dedicated children’s channels and, until now, this has meant that Australian children have largely been watching TV programs and films created by international entertainment companies.”

More TV

  • Tanya Saracho Starz

    'Vida' Showrunner Tanya Saracho Sets Overall Deal With Starz

    SYDNEY — Lobby group the Australian Children’s Television Foundation has won its battle for a kids’ free-to-air channel that will air locally made shows. Government announced Nov. 12 it will give pubcaster the ABC $82 million ($74 million) to create the channel, which will broadcast for 15 hours a day. Half the coin will be […]

  • McMafia review

    TV Review: 'McMafia' on AMC

    SYDNEY — Lobby group the Australian Children’s Television Foundation has won its battle for a kids’ free-to-air channel that will air locally made shows. Government announced Nov. 12 it will give pubcaster the ABC $82 million ($74 million) to create the channel, which will broadcast for 15 hours a day. Half the coin will be […]

  • Studiocanal Launches TV Production Company in

    Studiocanal Launches TV Production Company in France

    SYDNEY — Lobby group the Australian Children’s Television Foundation has won its battle for a kids’ free-to-air channel that will air locally made shows. Government announced Nov. 12 it will give pubcaster the ABC $82 million ($74 million) to create the channel, which will broadcast for 15 hours a day. Half the coin will be […]

  • 'Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and

    'Unsolved' Stars Point Out Racial Injustice in Biggie and Tupac Murder Cases

    SYDNEY — Lobby group the Australian Children’s Television Foundation has won its battle for a kids’ free-to-air channel that will air locally made shows. Government announced Nov. 12 it will give pubcaster the ABC $82 million ($74 million) to create the channel, which will broadcast for 15 hours a day. Half the coin will be […]

  • ‘Troy: Fall of a City’ Team

    ‘Troy: Fall of a City’ Team Talk Casting and Diversity in the BBC and Netflix Epic

    SYDNEY — Lobby group the Australian Children’s Television Foundation has won its battle for a kids’ free-to-air channel that will air locally made shows. Government announced Nov. 12 it will give pubcaster the ABC $82 million ($74 million) to create the channel, which will broadcast for 15 hours a day. Half the coin will be […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content