Australian public broadcaster ABC has acquired more than 50 hours of children’s programming from BBC Worldwide and licensed three titles from Canada’s DHX Media.
This comes as BBCWW’s announced it was partnering with ABC rival Foxtel to create a new first-run content subscription channel, news that came as a shock to ABC, according to local reports.
This new BBCWW deal gives ABC new episodes of programmes such as Sadie J and Deadly Top Ten and territory premieres of shows such as Serious Explorers: Raleigh. M.I. High, Trapped and The Slammer have been re-licensed.
ABC has also bought season one of Ha Ha Hairies and season two of Rastamouse and renewed season one of Grandpa in My Pocket.