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