ABC and Canadian public broadcaster CBC have signed a memorandum of understanding which will signal creative and commercial collaboration.
The MoU will build on an existing relationship between both broadcasters and see them co-develop drama, comedy, factual, and children’s content through co-financing or acquisitions “that promote the core values of the public broadcasters.”
ABC will acquire CBC Kids’ original commission Big Blue plus Kiri & Lou and the upcoming sci-fi epic Endings.
CBC has previously acquired Ronny Chieng: International Student, Mustangs FC, Hannah Gadsby’s Nakedy Nudes and Hannah Gadsby’s Oz, as well as format rights to You Can’t Ask That.
ABC managing director David Anderson said: “In a world of global media giants, the outstanding and accessible content produced by like-minded public broadcasters is more important than ever.
“This collaboration between the ABC and CBC will drive our limited resources further, leveraging our strengths to create and share distinctive local content that connects with audiences at home and overseas.”