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ABC retools ABC3 under new guise

Australian pubcaster the ABC has renamed its kids-focused network ABC3 to create “a complete digital and broadcast service designed to reflect and celebrate the lives, interests and diversity of young Australians”. The channel will be known as ABC Me from September 19, and will “embrace the experiences of Australian school-aged children”. It will focus on […]

BBC weighs original family films in BBC3 hours

The BBC is considering making original family films to fill extra hours that could be given to CBBC when BBC Three moves online. The BBC Trust, which governs the activities of the UK pubcaster, last week provisionally approved BBC Three’s move from linear to online. It also approved a plan to extend CBBC’s by two […]

Uecker to exit ABC Children’s

Barbara Uecker is leaving Australian public broadcaster the ABC. Uecker, who is head of programming and acquisitions for ABC TV Children’s, is exiting on March 28 to “pursue other opportunities”, according to the broadcaster. She has been with the ABC since 2008, during which time she is credited with building the ABC3 and ABC4 Kids […]