ABC3 opens door to TV pitches
ABC3 is looking for a live-action, mixed media program, animated drama or comedy, variety and a game show for kids.
ABC has thrown open the doors to Aussie producers for new content for ABC3, it’s new digital children’s channel to launch in December.
It is inviting producers to submit program concepts that fit into 4 categories:
1. A live-action or mixed media program for 4 – 7 year old boys and girls – an unique, unusual, imaginative idea, that will cut through and make an impact in the schedule, and stand alongside the world’s best pre-school programming.
2. A live action or animated drama and comedy for 8 – 12 year old boys – big, bold, brave ideas that offer our audience something different, that they might only find on ABC.
3. A comedy/variety Show for 8 – 12 year old boys and girls – fresh, original Australian concepts for comedy and/or variety shows that appeal directly to the target audience’s sense of humour and reflect their own experiences and interests.
4. A game/quiz Show for 8 – 12 year old boys and girls – an original Australian concept, with challenges that inspire contestants to up the ante, either physically or mentally. A format that builds real jeopardy, where the stakes are high and there are twists at every turn
All pitches must include a strong multi-platform element.
So far the ABC is already developing new projects specifically for an ABC3 premiere including My Story, Dance Academy, CJ the DJ, West Coast Kids and After School Care.
Closing date for pitches is October 30th.
More information can be found at: abc.net.au/tv/independent/childrens_projects.htm