ABC3 to launch December 4th
Ahead of its media launch this Thursday night, ABC3 is reported as hitting our screens from December 4th.
The ABC’s new children’s digital channel, ABC3, will launch on December 4th, according to The Age.
The date was revealed in an article on managing director Mark Scott’s appearance before a Senate hearing in Canberra yesterday.
The network will have a media launch unveiling the new channel this Thursday night.
Amongst some of the other points of interest from the hearing were:
– hosting programmes on iView for long periods after they have aired affected potential DVD sales by ABC shops.
– eventually ABC wants to offer every programme on iView for two weeks, with customers able to watch it on their television sets.
– Bananas in Pyjamas, to be co-produced in Singapore, will not screen first on ABC3.
– ABC wants a new complaints system that allows viewers to contact programs directly and for corrections to be made more swiftly.
Source: The Age