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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:56 pm
Kids to get new free-to-air TV channel

Australian children will have their own free-to-air television channel next year.

And the new channel will go ahead regardless of who wins the federal election, Fairfax newspapers say.

Prime Minister John Howard will announce the new channel, ABC3, during the election campaign.

Both parties back the channel, to be owned by the ABC.

It will target 2.5 million families with children under 15.

Communications Minister Helen Coonan met with ABC managing director Mark Scott last week to discuss the plan.

The channel will operate from 6am to 9pm daily. Programs will comprise drama, comedy, animation, music, talk and information, and will incorporate viewer-generated content, interactivity and on-demand digital services.

Australian Children's Television Foundation chief executive Jenny Buckland said many countries had channels dedicated to children's programs.

"We are proposing that the station would have 50 per cent Australian content, with the rest sourced from around the world," Ms Buckland said.

"In the past 15 years, Australians have spent $260 million creating hundreds of hours of children's television content that has often only been seen once or twice but could now appeal to a new generation of children."


http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=298510

Will they just move all kids programs from ABC to this new ABC3? :?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:05 pm
This worked so well last time they tried a kids only channel.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:08 pm
Maybe they'll bring back some kids classic like Captain Planet!? :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:35 pm
Already mentioned in the '[url=http://www.tvaus.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=19263&start=54]Networks Announce New HD Channels[/url]' thread, maybe the moderators can merge the relevant posts.

Sounds like the new kids channel will focus on Australian content, judging by the [url=http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/free-kids-tv-channel-is-as-easy-as-abc3/2007/09/22/1189881837000.html]article [/url] in The Age today.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:53 pm
[quote:924307c5d0="Mz Angelica"]This is great news!

Hopefully we get Daria back and series 1 of Jeopardy.[/quote:924307c5d0]
Daria is NOT a kid's show.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:42 am
Yaay! This is great news! Hopefully this means the return of Daria. :D

We know Daria isn't a kids show, but the ABC have been playing it alongside their children's programming for years. I don't know if ABC censors the show or anything (as some of the subject matter may warrant a PG rating), but as long as they put it in a reasonable timeslot and they don't cut anything, I'm happy. :)

Shame the series isn't being released on DVD though. This is the sort of show I would buy on DVD regardless of whether or not I've actually seen a single episode (I've done that with King of the Hill and it's now my favourite show :D).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:09 pm
This is great news as it will be a good station to watch if there is nothing else on.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:16 pm
I posted this in the HD Channel thread, but I guess its not in HD? Or is it? Anyway, I think this is exciting. When I'm off sick, I love to watch the kids shows. :D
Will it be non-stop kid's shows, or will it be a mix of all programs like ABC&ABC2?
When will the channel go to air? Like, early next year or later on?
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