Children’s service for DTT platform

The government has given its backing to the launch of a digital service specifically aimed at children. The new service initially designated ABC3 will be available on the DTT platform for 15 hours a day. It will offer drama, animation and factual programming in an educational type service for family viewing further enhanced by interactive and online content.
Existing children’s programmes on ABC1 and ABC2 are set to continue with ABC3 being an additional service.
The government is expected to make AUS $20 million available for the new service.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 27th April 2009