New titles for ABC3

2013-04-16_1223BBC Worldwide Australasia has licensed a package of over 50 hours of children’s programming to ABC3.

The new titles include Sadie J, Deadly Top Ten, Serious Explorers, plus renewals for Horrible Histories, M.I.9, Trapped and The Slammer.

Robyn Campbell, BBC Worldwide Australasia’s Sales Manager for Children’s said: “ABC3 offers a dedicated platform for children’s content and we are delighted that our programmes, which feature a combination of high production values and exciting storytelling, have found a home here.”

Barbara Uecker, ABC TV Children’s Head of Programming and Acquisitions said: “The quality of BBC children’s programs are some of the best in the world and their shows continue to resonate with our audience. We are very happy to continue this relationship with BBC Worldwide Australasia.”

The package features brand new episodes of children’s comedy Sadie J. The third installment in this laugh-out-loud series sees Sadie once again trying to make the ungainly leap from awkward tomboy to girly teenager.

Fans of Steve Backshall will get to experience more of his deadly encounters in Deadly Top Ten – where Steve counts down the most dangerous animals in the world and picks out his personal top ten. Whether they’re the fastest, have the biggest teeth or are the most poisonous – these beasts all have one thing in common: they’re all deadly.

The package also includes territory premiere Serious Explorers: Series 2: Raleigh in which young adventurers retrace the footsteps of Sir Walter Raleigh. With re-licenses of: Horrible Histories, based on the award-winning children’s books by Terry Deary; M.I. High, an action packed adventure series that follows M.I.9’s intrepid teenage spies; as well as old favourites Trapped and the Slammer.


  1. seriouslysquare

    Abc confuses me. ABC3 is for the kids yet abc1, abc2/4 also show childrens programming…

    why not launch ABC3 as a 24 hour channel.
    re brand ABC1 and ABC2 and ditch the whole ABC2/4 bull crap.

  2. This on the same day that Foxtel announces their takeover of BBC drama and comedy. Is children’s programming included in the Foxtel deal?

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