Rebecca Heap

ABC television chief exits

Richard Finlayson has resigned from his post as director of television at Australian public broadcaster the ABC. The shock moves comes after rumours emerged over his future, and brings to an end his three-year tenure as the ABC’s top television executive. The ABC’s managing director, Michelle Guthrie, who succeeded Mark Scott nearly nine months ago, […]

ABC launches ABC MEe channel and app

Australian pubcaster the ABC will launch its new kids TV and digital service, ABC Me, at the end of the week. The channel replaces ABC3, as previously announced, and targets 5-to-11s with local content and international kids fare. The ABC will launch a companion app at the same time as the channel on September 16. […]

ABC launches preschool app

Australian pubcaster the ABC is launching an iPad app aimed at preschoolers. ABC Kids iView will incorporate ABC Kids programming such as Peppa Pig and Bananas in Pyjamas with learning tools. The ABC pointed to research that suggests Australian children aged 2-5 are more like to have access to tablets than kids other age groups, […]