Countdown clips to feature in NGV Exhibition
Library Sales has licensed Countdown performance clips to the National Gallery of Victoria for their Mix Tape 1980s: Appropriation, Subculture, Critical Style exhibition.
Clip of the Day
Take a step back in time with this clip, which offers a fascinating glimpse of Sydney life back in 1968.
Library Sales licences footage to The Daily Show
ABC Library Sales has licensed footage to popular satirical US news program, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, that has featured in a three-part interview series designed to embarrass the powerful US gun lobby, after the best chance of gun reform in over a decade, died on the floor of the Senate.
Rugby Footage licensed for Lions Marketing Campaigns
ABC Library Sales supplied footage to both the ARU and principle sponsor HSBC to coincide with the upcoming British & Irish Lions rugby union tour.
ABC footage in epic SBS mining documentary
Did you catch the recent three part Renegade Films documentary, Dirty Business - How Mining Made Australia? Library Sales were thrilled to be involved in this landmark series which charts the extraordinary ways that mining has changed our lives over the last 150 years.
Adelaide Zoo to screen ABC's Natural History docos during DocWeek
As part of its 130th year anniversary, the Adelaide Zoo – the second oldest zoological society in Australia - will be showcasing some of the ABC's fascinating natural history documentaries. The screenings will take place over DocWeek, part of the Adelaide Festival.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch an incredible collection of programs amidst the spectacular atmospheric backdrop of the Adelaide Zoo.
AIDC – Here we come!
We're heading to the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Adelaide later this month. Anne Gilbee from our Melbourne office will be representing the Library Sales team at this year's conference, which runs from 25th Feb to 3rd March.
Get ready to rock n roll
Prepare to shake your tail feathers and take a trip back in time with Jukebox Saturday Night - The DVD Volume 1.
Landmark AFL doco features ABC current affairs and sports coverage
We were proud to help the AFL’s production company AFL Media with some footage for their 3-part doco series on the famous 1975, 1984 and 1990 grand finals, The Final Story.
Larrikin Lad - The story of Warren Fahey
The producers of Larrikin Lad - the one hour documentary on Australian folklorist and musician Warren Fahey - were able to draw on the ABC’s rich historical content collection to create their story.
Paul Kelly – Stories of Me
We were lucky enough to get involved with the feature length documentary Paul Kelly – Stories of Me which charts the life and amazing career of legendary Australian singer/songwriter Paul Kelly.
Scene setting footage in top Aussie dramas
There have been some great Aussie dramas which have screened on our televisions over the last few months that have featured some wonderful pieces of scene setting footage from the ABC.
Showcasing our vast collection - ABC covers it all!
Over the last few months we've been collecting and digitising more and more clips to showcase the broad collection of Footage, Audio and Stills on offer at ABC Library Sales - we'd love you to check them out.
Donna’s Story - The power of archival footage
The ABC Archive contains a wealth of Australian cultural and social history that has been recorded over the past 80 years. There is also unique footage, that often has the power to touch someone in a truly poignant and profound way. Here is one such example.
ABC footage helped to light up Sydney at this year’s Vivid Festival
We were thrilled to have supplied natural history footage for the recent Vivid Sydney festival which saw the city light up after dark in a spectacle of colour, light, music and ideas.
Celebrating 80 years of the ABC
Just in case you weren’t aware, the ABC turned 80 on July 1 this year!
Ever wondered what Octopuses get up to on a cold winter’s night?
Well, award winning cinematographer and producer David Warth knows first hand, having captured on film a rare piece of footage - Octopuses having sex!
See why Australian Producer Anita Jacoby values the ABC Researchers
A happy customer for ten years, Anita Jacoby Head of Development at Zapruder's Other Films described Content Services as being “absolutely invaluable” in the provision of footage for their hit programs The Gruen Transfer, Hungry Beast and Enough Rope with Andrew Denton.
Comedy Gold from The Chaser
Over many series, The Chaser team produced ground-breaking comedy that entertained, challenged and created new Australian satirical folklore. Clips from these productions can be licensed by ABC Library Sales.
The Sapphires at Cannes Film Festival
Congratulations to the new Australian feature film The Sapphires which has its world premiere in this year's Cannes Film Festival's Official Selection.
Floodlines exhibition at the State Library of Queensland
We're proud to have licensed news footage of the recent Queensland floods to the State Library of Queensland for their important historical exhibition Floodlines, which opened early last month.
Amazing HD Footage from Australia – The Time Traveller's Guide
You can now license HD footage from the epic landmark documentary, Australia – The Time Traveller’s Guide, which recently screened on ABC1.
Upcoming Aussie film features ABC footage
We recently supplied historical shots of Sydney from the late 60s to set the scene in the upcoming Australian film, The Sapphires produced by Goalpost Pictures.
ABC Commercial unveils new Content Sales team
ABC Commercial has restructured its former Program Sales Worldwide and Content Licensing departments to create a new sales force focusing on the complete rights across domestic and international markets.
ABC footage in Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta
Did you catch the fascinating three-part series, Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta, which premiered on SBS earlier this year? If so, you would have seen some great footage from our archives.
Amazing HD wildlife footage licensed for BBC series
HD footage of cockatoos and lorikeets from the award-winning ABC documentary Australia: Land of Parrots is set to appear in the amazing new BBC series Earthflight.
Congratulations David Parer
We would like to congratulate David Parer for winning the AACTA award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary for his spectacular work in the awe-inspiring Out of the Ashes.
Welcome Maddy Kortegast
We are thrilled to welcome new senior sales consultant, Maddy Kortegast, to our team. Before joining ABC Library Sales, Maddy worked for the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) as a curator/manager in the Film branch and was also the industry liaison for NFSA Online.
ABC Commercial sells Series 2 of The WotWots to HBO Latin America
ABC Commercial has sold the second series of the internationally successful children’s animation series, The WotWots (26 x 12’ HD) to HBO Family Latin America. The deal is exclusive for two years and will involve each episode being dubbed into Brazilian Portuguese and neutral Spanish. The sale follows the broadcast of Series One (52 x 10’ HD) in 2011.
ABC Commercial notches up strong international and local program sales in 2011
ABC Commercial has had a bumper year for program sales, both in the local and international marketplace. The presence of ABC programs continued to grow in the Asian region and high profile deals were struck in the UK with BBC and Channel 4, while domestically there was continued strong demand for ABC programs.
The deals in 2011 included the first ever ABC Commercial program to screen on Universal Sports Network in the US, as
well as the first ABC Commercial comedy format to not only be picked up, but made in to a pilot in the US.
“It’s a brilliant effort by everyone and we’re looking to repeat these results next year. We have some excellent content coming through in 2012 and look forward to launching this at the markets,” said Natalie Lawley, ABC Commercial’s Manager of Content Sales.
Director of ABC Commercial, Lynley Marshall, said the 2011 results were due to a strong ABC Television slate combined
with an experienced Program Sales team. “It is clear that overseas broadcasters are looking to ABC in Australia more and more for top quality entertainment and information-based programming. With another strong ABC Television slate promised for 2012 we will be looking to capitalise on our performance and the interest shown in ABC programming from around the world.”
The highlights include:
Comedy series, Lowdown (8 x 30’) sold to BBC4 in the UK.
Drama series, Rake (8 x 60’) sold to Sparrowhawk International Channels Limited, to be broadcast on the Universal Channel in Australia.
The Four Corners title, Wikileaks - The Forgotten Man (1 x 45’) sold to seven countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia and overall the current affairs titles have had fantastic results in the US, Europe, Scandinavia and Latin America.
Factual program, Rare Chicken Rescue (1 x 30’) sold to Channel 4 in the UK.
The internationally successful children’s animation series, The WotWots (52 x 10’) sold to HBO Family Latin America for Pay TV and VOD rights.
Chris Lilley’s Angry Boys (12 x 30’) sold to FOXTEL’s Comedy Channel in Australia, while Viacom’s Comedy Central took premiere rights for New Zealand.
The animated Bananas in Pyjamas series (104 x 12’) sold to Disney Junior and five free to air broadcasters in the Asia Pacific region.
A selection of more than one hundred episodes of Australia Story sold to FOXTEL’S Bio Channel.
Poh's Kitchen Series Two sold to Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.
Rugby documentary, Cup of Dreams (1 x 60’ HD) was licensed to the UNIVERSAL SPORTS NETWORK in the US, where it screened in prime time during October, in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup Final.
The format option for the ABC comedy series Review with Myles Barlow (12 x 30' and 1 x 30') sold to Comedy
Central in the US who are developing a pilot, Review With Forrest MacNeil.
ABC For Kids now available as a single destination on iTunes
Who: ABC Commercial
What: ABC for Kids TV now available on iTunes
Where: Sydney, Australia
Australia’s leading pre-school brand, ABC for Kids TV, is now available as a single destination on iTunes. It is
now easier to discover, purchase and download your favourite ABC friends – including The Wiggles, Thomas and Friends, Bob the Builder, Bananas in Pyjamas and Justine Clarke – at one location.
To discover more than 50 of your favourite children’s TV programs go to iTunes.com.au/abcforkids.
ABC Commercial partners with Hewlett-Packard's new web connected printers
ABC Commercial has partnered with Hewlett-Packard Australia to supply ABC News content to their new web-enabled printers with HP Print Apps. The ABC News print application, downloadable directly from HP printers, provides users with direct access to up-to-date local ABC news and headlines and converts it to a printable newspaper format with no need to turn on a PC. The categories available are business, sport, entertainment, world news, and national news.
ABC Commercial's option for Review with Myles Barlow to Comedy Central goes to pilot
ABC Commercial has sold the format option for the ABC comedy series Review with Myles Barlow (12 x 30' and 1 x 30') to Comedy Central in the US who are developing a pilot, Review With Forrest MacNeil, written and executive produced by Charlie Siskel and Andrew Daly and starring Daly as the title character.
ABC Commercial title, The Digger, wins at Cannes Television Awards
The Digger (1 x 83' HD) has won the Gold award at the Cannes Corporate Media & Television Awards in the History and Civilisation category.
Generation Next Documentary Conference
notes from the hard road and beyond
ABC Commercial bringing diverse HD lifestyle and comedy programming to MIPCOM 2011
From twentysomethings to gay science fiction fans, from cooking on the road to uncovering the history of intriguing homes, ABC Commercial has something for everyone.
ABC Commercial heading to MIPCOM with topical current affairs and factual slate
ABC Commercial’s highlights include documentaries about refugees, nuclear power, and war.
ABC Commercial launching a raft of new HD children’s series at MIPJUNIOR 2011
ABC Commercial is heading to MIPJUNIOR with new HD series for The WotWots, Figaro Pho, and Let's Get Inventin', as well as a brand new music series, Stay Tuned.
Poh's Kitchen Series Two to screen on Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
Poh's Kitchen Series Two (26 x 30’ HD) will screen to a wide audience in Central and South East Asia, after a recent sale to Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific by ABC Commercial, following their acquisition in 2010 of Series One.
Bananas in Pyjamas animation series proving a hit in Asia
ABC Commercial has sold the newly animated Bananas in Pyjamas series (104 x 12’) to Disney Junior
and five free to air broadcasters in the Asia Pacific region. The internationally successful B1 and B2 will soon
be running down the stairs in CGI animation in South East Asia and individually in Thailand, Singapore, The Philippines, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Angry Boys to screen on FOXTEL and Comedy Central
ABC Commercial has sold Chris Lilley’s latest character-based comedy series, ANGRY BOYS (12 x 30’) to
FOXTEL’s Comedy Channel in Australia, while Viacom’s Comedy Central have taken premiere rights for New
Zealand. Both broadcasters are ideal placements as they have already screened Lilley’s two previous acclaimed
series, Summer Heights High (2007) and We Can Be Heroes (2005) and have renewed both to screen in light of their ANGRY BOYS broadcasts.
A Thousand Encores wins Focal International Award
A THOUSAND ENCORES: THE BALLET RUSSES IN AUSTRALIA (1 x 56') and FIREBIRD AND OTHER LEGENDS (1 x 105’), distributed by ABC Commercial, have won the award for Best Use of Footage in a Home Entertainment Release at the Focal International Awards in London.
Mother nature at her finest
ABC Commercial notches up strong inflight sales
Prior to heading to MIPTV, ABC Commercial has secured a number of deals with international and domestic inflight entertainment services.
ABC Commercial sells The WotWots to HBO Latin America
ABC Commercial has sold the internationally successful children’s animation series, THE WOTWOTS (52 x 10’) to HBO Family Latin America for Pay TV and VOD rights.
The deal is exclusive for two years and will involve each episode being dubbed into Brazilian Portuguese and neutral Spanish.
WikiLeaks - The Forgotten Man achieves strong pre-MIPTV sales for ABC Commercial
ABC Commercial has sold current affairs title WIKILEAKS - THE FORGOTTEN MAN (1 x 45’) to seven countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Rake to screen on Universal Channel, Australia
ABC Commercial has sold the eight part drama series, RAKE (8 x 60’) to Sparrowhawk International Channels Limited, to be broadcast on the Universal Channel in Australia.
ABC’S comedy series, Lowdown, to screen on BBC4
ABC Commercial has sold comedy series, LOWDOWN (8 x 30’) to BBC4 in the UK.
ABC Commercial sells raft of programs to Foxtel
ABC Commercial has recently finalized contracts on more than a dozen programs to Foxtel’s owned and operated channels.
The WotWots sign deal with kids channel, Kids 1
ABC Commercial has sold the internationally successful children’s animation series, THE WOTWOTS to C4U Entertainment to screen on their Kids Channel, Kids 1 from March 2011 where it will be broadcast in Korean.
The Gruen Transfer to screen on New Zealand's TV3
ABC Commercial has sold all three series of the acclaimed panel show, THE GRUEN TRANSFER (32 x 30’) to MediaWorks TV to be broadcast on New Zealand’s TV3.
On the Trail of Genghis Khan wins international award
On the Trail of Genghis Khan
(4 x 43’), featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s ABC2 channel and ARTE in Europe this year, has been awarded the SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY in the 22nd International Mountain & Adventure Film Festival in Graz, Austria.
ABC footage now available through Thought Equity Motion (TEM)
Outstanding HD time lapse footage collection now available
Taking the High Definition road
Poh's Kitchen sells to Discovery Asia
Poh’s Kitchen (40 x 30’) will premiere to a wide audience in Central and South East Asia, following a recent sale to Discovery Asia by ABC Commercial.
ABC archive footage to feature in Hawke Telemovie
ABC footage to make appearance at Cannes Film Festival
ABC Library Sales examines what it means to be Australian
ABC Natural History footage goes Wild!
Rare Footage on YouTube
The 80’s Are Back at the Powerhouse!
ABC Archives offers high quality science footage to program makers
ABC Science has personality
Exclusive footage of 20,000 year old human footprints
ABC Black Saturday bushfire footage in upcoming productions
High Definition footage of the Great Barrier Reef added to collection
ABC contributes to telling the story of an Australian cinematographic classic
ABC News Online still images now available
Does licensed AP Archive news material count as 'QAPE'?
Rare Lou Reed footage for new 70s punk rock doco
A new documentary from Richard Lowenstein that looks at Melbourne’s hedonistic 70’s punk rock scene has used rare music footage from the ABC archives. Simon Kain gives us the low down.
The Museum of Australian Democracy is now open
The new Museum of Australian Democracy, housed in the Old Parliament House in Canberra, is officially open. Elizabeth Ellis talks about the ABC content which is featured:
AP Archive at your finger tips
We recently sent out a message to remind you of our established relationship with AP Archives (Associated Press Television Archive). We can provide the full world of news content on one licence and with one quote. Check out the HTML email here.
Contact wins Australian Documentary Prize at Sydney Film Festival
The indigenous documentary, Contact, is a joint winner of the Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize at the Sydney Film Festival. It shares top honours with A Good Man.
The WotWots sold to Five UK
Winner of the ABC Buzz Award at AIDC
ABC Library Sales attended the Australian International Documentary Conference and sponsored the first Buzz Award to recognise the documentary generating the most interest at the event.
ABC sponsors The Buzz award at AIDC
ABC Library Sales is proudly sponsoring The Buzz Award and recognising the project generating the most interest and widely considered a must see at the Australian International Documentary Conference in Adelaide from 18 – 20 February 2009.
Rare footage of folk singer Pete Seeger set for new DVD
ABC Archives has unearthed incredibly rare concert footage of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger’s 1963 Australian tour which is being mastered onto a new double DVD.
Review of the CIRCA multimedia project at the National Museum
Our Library Sales consultant Elizabeth Ellis visited the National Museum of Australia recently for the official launch of the CIRCA film project which she has worked on since early 2006. She gives her review here.
ABC Bloopers on YouTube
See hilarious on air gaffes and amusing stuff ups from your favourite ABC shows, recently unearthed from our archive, on the dedicated ABC Entertainment channel on YouTube.
Academy Award-winning animators use ABC commentary
ABC Library Sales is proud to have contributed some ‘ambiance’ to the new claymation feature film, Mary & Max, produced by Oscar winners Adam Elliot and Melanie Coombs from Melodrama Pictures (Harvey Krumpet).
See us at AIDC
The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in February is just around the corner, and ABC Library Sales will be there!
Stunning Natural History collection added to our library
ABC Library Sales has recently acquired the rights to the spectacular natural history footage collection from multi-award winning cinematographer and producer, David Warth.
Uncovering the ABC's Rugby League footage
We’ve previously told you about Sales Consultant Elizabeth Ellis preparing the definitive list of our Rugby League material in preparation for the Centenary Year of Rugby League.
Another sale for The Gruen Transfer
Following its first sale to format giant Endemol for the Netherlands, new Australian format The Gruen Transfer has now sold to New Zealand’s Imagination Television, ahead of its MIPCOM 2008 launch.
The Gruen Transfer - Sale to Endemol
Format giant Endemol has optioned new Australian format The Gruen Transfer from ABC Commercial for the Netherlands, ahead of its MIPCOM 2008 launch.
The WotWots - New at MIPCOM
The WotWots (52 x 10’) – a new HD series for pre-schoolers from the creative minds of the Academy Award winning Weta Workshop – will be launched at MIP Junior by ABC Commercial.
Australian Centre for Moving Images uses ABC footage
The Australian Centre for Moving Images is re-designing its permanent exhibition.
Exciting times as ABC News goes Tapeless
The ABC’s Melbourne Newsroom is leading the way by jettisoning physical tape stock, as they trial a new tapeless system.
GTK footage in Hollywood Blockbuster
Footage from the ABC’s GTK program from the 70s appears in Martin Scorsese’s recent film, Shine A Light, on The Rolling Stones.
Our one-stop “content shop”
In recent changes at ABC Commercial, Library Sales and Non-Theatric Sales have merged to create a one-stop “content shop” for our broad range of clients.
Select footage added to catalogue
Library Sales is always scouting around to take on representations of quality footage that we know there is a demand for. Three recent representations are:
The ABC’s archives – a treasure trove of material
The ABCs archives are a treasure trove of great footage, and we are constantly coming across fascinating material.
Veteran ABC Researcher retires after 35 years and we welcome a new team member
After 35 years, our Melbourne-based Library Sales guru, Barrie Beckwith has decided to file away the digi beta’s in favour of the “good life”, retiring in May.
Bindi's Oz and US Success
Bindi Irwin’s outstanding talent has been formally recognised in Australia and the US.
ABC's Rugby League Collection
If you are a sports fan like me, then you’ll agree that the next twelve months are going to be very exciting for us. Australia celebrates 100 years of Rugby League this year. ABC TV broadcast Rugby League matches from 1960s until 1995 which has expanded our already extensive sports collection.
Australian War Memorial - Conflicts 1945 to today
This is the War Memorial’s newest gallery which looks at the conflicts and peace keeping missions from 1945 up until the current day.
Library Sales has a new researcher!
I am very excited to welcome the newest addition to the Library Sales research team. Beth Shepherd started her journey by working at the ABC Shop part-time whilst she was studying. After working in the shop for 2 years, she then moved into Non-Theatric Sales in 2004. After travelling overseas, she returned to the ABC in 2007 and began researching for Library Sales.
Library Sales now dubbing to DVCPRO and HD CAM!
The Library Sales in-house dubbing facility has recently acquired some new state of the art dubbing machines.
Melbourne Cricket Club Museum - The National Sports Museum exhibitions
The National Sports Museum opened last month at the MCG. It contains a variety of exhibitions ranging from ‘Backyard to Baggy Green’, ‘Armchair Footy’ and ‘Spirit of Sport’ to name a few.
National Museum of Australia: CIRCA – Australian Journeys
The National Museum of Australia's Circa theatre, re-opening early in 2008 after being refurbished, will take visitors on a unique journey through history from deep time to contemporary Australia.
Powerhouse Museum Acquires Norman Gunston Jacket
In recent news, Garry McDonald has donated his famous Norman Gunston jacket to the Powerhouse Museum.
Summer Heights High sells to HBO and BBC
Top rating Australian comedy smash-hit, Summer Heights High has been acquired by HBO for North America and the BBC for the United Kingdom, in two landmark deals by ABC Commercial.
Jungle Girl takes on the World
Bindi Irwin is set to conquer all corners of the globe.
Bindi’s top rating children’s wildlife series, BINDI: THE JUNGLE GIRL, will premiere in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, following recent key deals secured by ABC Commercial.
ABC Footage tells the History of Radio
Thanks for Listening: the History of Australian Radio was produced by Graham McNeice productions for the History Channel. The four-part series premiered on 18 November 2007.
AP Archive, the video archive of the Associated Press, one of the world’s most distinguished news footage collections has been represented by the ABC in Australasia and South East Asia since 1996. We hold a significant selection of their material in our Sydney office and can organise for material to be sent from London.
Great Australian Albums
ABC footage was heavily featured in the fantastic SBS series ‘Great Australian Albums’ (now out on DVD).
Jack Egan’s Cricket Legacy
Sadly, one of Australia’s great commentators on the game of Cricket passed away earlier this year.
Jack Egan had worked closely with ABC Sport and ABC Archives over the years. He spent many hours in the ABC archives cataloguing the ABC cricket archive from 1958-79, the years when the ABC had exclusive rights to the television coverage of cricket in Australia.
Music – FLASHEZ clips
Ray Burgess, Australian musician and TV Presenter, who was the principal host of the late 1970’s ABC youth culture program FLASHEZ has very generously donated 4 full episodes of the series to the ABC.
The Wiggles to screen in Africa
Preschoolers in 48 African countries will be treated to a package of programs from the world famous children’s entertainers, THE WIGGLES, in a deal announced by ABC Commercial.
Summer Heights High sells to TVNZ
ABC Commercial announced today the first international sale of the top rating comedy series, SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH, to New Zealand’s TVNZ.
New at MIP Junior - Bindi Irwin’s Wildlife Series and New Wiggles
Top rating children’s wildlife series, BINDI: THE JUNGLE GIRL, and a bright new series from The Wiggles, WIGGLE AND LEARN, lead the slate for ABC Commercial at MIP Junior this year.
New from ABC Commercial at MIPCOM 2007
A lush seaside drama series, outrageous top rating comedies and bold documentaries lead an outstanding slate for ABC Commercial at MIPCOM this year.
This year, 100 years ago, the world's greatest overland adventure began!
2007 marks the centenary of the extraordinary Peking to Paris car race!
Curtin nominated for a prestigious international award
ABC Commercial’s new drama for MIPTV, Curtin (1 x 94’), has been nominated for Best Made for TV Movie at the 28th Annual Banff World Television Awards.
Cheese Slices back for Series 3
The definitive international series on cheese is back for another mouth-watering series.
ABC Commercial brings a bumper slate to MIPTV
From drama shot in HD to award-winning comedy, topical factual and new children’s programming from the world's most popular kids’ entertainers, this MIPTV ABC Commercial is unveiling a swathe of programs guaranteed to please audiences worldwide.
ABC Commercial goes environmental
ABC Commercial’s environmental slate for MIPTV includes two factual programs investigating oil, the lifeblood of the modern world.
ABC Commercial launches God On My Side
Fresh from a successful theatrical release in Australia, comes this fascinating insight into George W. Bush’s Christian heartland.
Cutting-edge science from ABC Commercial
New episodes of ABC TV's award-winning science series, Catalyst, will be available to science buyers at MIPTV this year.
Major historical documentary series – new from Film Australia for MIPTV 2007
The Constructing Australia series (3 x 55’) combines rare archival images with dramatic storytelling, showcasing three landmark events that allowed Australia to mark its place in the world.
New children’s slate from ABC Commercial at MIPTV 2007
A much-loved Wiggles character, now starring in her own series, heads ABC Commercial’s children’s programming.
New drama from ABC Commercial for MIPTV 2007
Two gripping programs based on true stories head ABC Commercial’s drama slate at MIPTV 2007.
MIPTV 2007: New Film Australia
See below for the latest new releases program from Film Australia, proudly represented internationally by ABC Commercial.
Joanne Lees' interview on ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton sells to TVNZ
New Zealand's TVNZ has acquired Andrew Denton’s worldwide exclusive television interview with Joanne Lees, whose boyfriend Peter Falconio was murdered in the Australian outback in 2001.
ABC Enterprises has a bumper slate of programs at MIPCOM
From current affairs to factual, lifestyle and entertainment to natural history and science, at ABC Enterprises there is something for every audience worldwide.
Kids and parents love Five Minutes More
Following its recent premiere on Australia’s ABC TV, new puppet series Five Minutes More (65 x 5’) is proving extremely popular with the preschool set and their parents.
Lifestyle & entertainment programs a priority for ABC Enterprises at MIPCOM
A quick glance at ABC Enterprises' new lifestyle and entertainment slate shows there’s no shortage of quality lifestyle on offer this MIPCOM.
Major New Arts and Music titles from ABC Enterprises at MIPCOM 2006
A tribute to Opera Australia, celebrating its 50th year, and a dissection of the world’s most-loved symphonies by a renowned composer topline ABC Enterprises’ arts and music slate for MIPCOM.
ABC Enterprises launches Five Minutes More
Heading ABC Enterprises’ slate for MIPCOM Junior this year is Five Minutes More (65 x 5’), a five-minute puppet series for pre-schoolers.
ABC Enterprises Appoints Karen Dacey as Manager Program Sales
ABC Enterprises announced today that it has appointed Ms Karen Dacey as Manager Program Sales to take effect from Wednesday 6 September 2006.
ABC Enterprises’ Slate at MIPCOM
There's no shortage of quality ABC programming at MIPCOM this year. From children's and factual through to lifestyle and natural history genres, television buyers and program distributors will find something of interest on our slate. Here are some of our program launches:
ABC Enterprises sells The Fairies to Nickelodeon UK
ABC Enterprises announced today that it has licensed the children’s series The Fairies to Nickelodeon UK, for the UK and Eire.
Hit Aussie comedy series wins prestigious international award
Comedian Chris Lilley has been awarded the Golden Rose in the Best Performer category for Male Comedy Performance for The Nominees (a.k.a. We Can Be Heroes) at the Rose d'Or awards awards ceremony in Switzerland on Saturday April 29.
New Releases At MILIA
There's no shortage of quality ABC content at MILIA this year for mobile and online platforms:
ABC Commercial's Slate at MIPTV
There's no shortage of quality ABC programming at MIPTV this year. From children's and factual through to lifestyle and natural history genres, television buyers and program distributors will find something of interest on our slate. Here are some of our program launches.
Please find below a program list by genre and for more information on any of these programs Select the link.
ABC Enterprises’ Slate at MIPTV
Topping ABC Enterprises’ MIPTV slate this year is a quality adult drama from an award-winning team, a magical live action series for preschoolers, a blue-chip natural history documentary and an extraordinary documentary series re-creating one of the world’s greatest overland adventures.
Film Australia programs at MIP TV
ABC Enterprises is proud to represent Film Australia's catalogue of National Interest programs and independently produced documentaries at MIP TV 2006 in April.
New Releases At MIPTV
There's no shortage of quality ABC programming at MIPTV this year. From children's and factual through to lifestyle and natural history genres, television buyers and program distributors will find something of interest on our slate. Here are some of our program launches:
ABC Enterprises announces production of new children's series, Five Minutes More
Five Minutes More, a puppet series for pre-schoolers, is to go into production in the ABC's Sydney-based studios in 2006. This series is the first production commissioned through the ABC Enterprises' initiative, the Children's Special Television Project.
BBC TWO acquires second series of comedy fave - Kath & Kim
ABC Enterprises is pleased to announce that the BBC has acquired the second series of the hit sitcom Kath & Kim, to be shown on BBC TWO.
Outback House acquired by AETN
ABC Enterprises has sold Outback House, ABC TV’s living history series, to AETN, USA.
ABC Enterprises appoints UK-based mobile content distributor
ABC Enterprises, the commercial division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), has appointed Mobile Streams to distribute its mobile content within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Announcing Kylie Kwong: Simply Magic
Kylie Kwong: Simply Magic, a second cooking series featuring popular and inspirational chef, Kylie Kwong, is about to be launched worldwide.
ABC Enterprises to distribute The Fairies
ABC Enterprises, the commercial division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, has been appointed the distributor of children's series,The Fairies.
Major New Arts and Music Titles from ABC Enterprises at MIPCOM 2005
A classic opera double bill by Gilbert and Sullivan and a chart-topping vocal ensemble topline ABC Enterprises’ arts and music slate for MIPCOM.
New Program Slate at MIPCOM
There's no shortage of quality ABC programming at MIPCOM 2005. From drama and factual, arts and music through to lifestyle and science genres, television buyers and program distributors will find something of interest on our slate. Here are some of our new programs for MIPCOM.
Sundance Channel acquires Aussie cult comedy series, The Nominees
ABC Enterprises has sold ABC comedy The Nominees to Sundance Channel, USA.
New Factual from ABC Enterprises for MIPCOM 2005
Big reality and high drama - that's the theme of ABC Enterprises' new factual slate this MIPCOM.
ABC Enterprises Appoints Program Sales Executive
ABC Enterprises has promoted Rebecca Bennett to the position of Sales Executive, Program Sales Worldwide.
New Australian Comedy Series sells to UK and NZ TV
ABC Enterprises has sold ABC TV’s comedy We Can Be Heroes (aka internationally as The Nominees) to Fox International Channels in the United Kingdom and to TVNZ in New Zealand.
Kultur licenses 25 Opera Programs from ABC Enterprises for North America
ABC Enterprises, the commercial division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, has licensed the home video/DVD rights for 25 opera programs to Kultur International Films, Ltd (Kultur) for North America.
ABC Enterprises and Opera Australia Sign Deal
ABC Enterprises, the commercial division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, has entered into a distribution deal with Australia’s national opera company, Opera Australia, for its catalogue of opera programs.
New Program Slate at MIP
There's no shortage of quality ABC programming at MIP this year. From factual and comedy through to lifestyle and natural history genres, television buyers and program distributors will find something of interest on our slate. Here are some of our program launches.
TV 2/Denmark secures scoop
TV 2/Denmark has acquired the exclusive Australian television interview featuring Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark that aired on Australia’s ABC TV Monday February 28.
ABC to deliver Interactive Mobile Services
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is to provide interactive mobile communication services to consumers for its broadcasting and publishing activities across Radio, Television and Online platforms and international operations.
Global Popularity for Series 1 and 2 of Surfing The Menu
Series 2 of popular Aussie cookery series Surfing The Menu, has been acquired for the UK and Italy by Discovery Europe.
Factual buyers flock to Einstein's Wife
E = mc2 is the most powerful equation in the world of physics and possibly the number one reason Albert Einstein is still revered today. But was it all his own work?
Sales Success for ABC Enterprises at MIPCOM
ABC Enterprises' MIPCOM market slate (one of its biggest in recent years) has proven popular with buyers.
ABC Enterprises and FOXTEL Sign Distribution Deal
The commercial arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Enterprises, announced today it has entered into a distribution deal for original programming with leading Australian pay television operator, FOXTEL Pty. Ltd.
Hit Sitcom Kath & Kim to screen on BBC Two
ABC Enterprises and Riley Turner Productions are pleased to announce that the BBC has acquired the UK Free-TV rights to the first season of the hit Aussie sitcom Kath & Kim, to be shown on BBC Two.
New Releases At MIPCOM
There's no shortage of quality ABC programming at MIPCOM this year. From children's and factual through to lifestyle and natural history genres, television buyers and program distributors will find something of interest on our slate. Here are some of our program launches:
Antonia Kidman Show Launch
Parents with small children will be enticed by The Little Things - a new 22 x half hour parenting series from ABC Enterprises that transcends social and cultural barriers.
Germany's Up for Surfing The Menu
Popular Aussie cookery series Surfing The Menu, has been acquired for Germany by key terrestrial broadcaster, RTL2.
ABC Enterprises Gears Up for a Digital Future
The commercial division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Enterprises, announced today it has merged its ABC Content Sales activities with ABC Consumer Publishing, and that Grahame Grassby will head up the merged business. This is to take effect from 1 July 2004.
TRIO Acquires Series 1 Kath & Kim
Kath & Kim, Australia’s top rated comedy show in 2003, is coming to America, following its acquisition by the U.S. pop culture tv channel, TRIO.
Website Companion Sites on Offer
ABC Content Sales is offering international broadcasters the licensing rights to companion websites for two of its most popular series.