ABC

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's state-owned and funded national public broadcaster. It plays a leading role in the history of broadcasting in Australia. With a total annual budget of A$1.22 billion,[1] the corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through the Australia Network and Radio Australia and is well regarded for quality and reliability as well as for offering educational and cultural programming that the commercial sector would be unlikely to supply on its own.[2]

Founded in 1929 as the Australian Broadcasting Company, it was subsequently made a state-owned corporation on 1 July 1932, as the Australian Broadcasting Commission. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983[3] changed the name of the organisation to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, effective 1 July 1983.[3] Although funded and owned by the government, the ABC remains editorially independent as ensured through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983.[3]

The ABC is sometimes informally referred to as "Aunty"[4][5][6] originally in imitation of the British Broadcasting Corporation's nickname.

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  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries

    The Doctor Blake Mysteries

    Doctor Lucien Blake returns to Ballarat to once again solve a series of strange and baffling murders…

  • Glitch

    Glitch

    James Hayes is a small town police man who is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the nigh…

  • Utopia

    Utopia

    The multi award-winning satirical comedy about a group of people charged with building this nation –…

  • How Not to Behave

    How Not to Behave

    How Not to Behave is rewriting the social skills manual, addressing a broad range of social situatio…

  • Soul Mates

    Soul Mates

    "Soul Mates" has fun with big life questions as the twin souls of a pair of Bondi Hipsters appear th…

  • Maximum Choppage

    Maximum Choppage

    Simon Chan has returned to his hometown after many years training in a faraway martial arts temple.…

  • The Chaser's Media Circus

    The Chaser's Media Circus

    The game show about the news game. It's Lateline meets Who's The Boss? but with hints of Naughtiest…

  • Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL

    Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL

    Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell is a fantasy sitcom which follows the exploits of a TV comedian (played…

  • Janet King

    Janet King

    Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a c…

  • Gruen

    Gruen

    The Gruen Transfer is about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. It decodes and defuse…

  • The Ex-PM

    The Ex-PM

    An Ex-Prime Minister must repay a million dollar advance for an autobiography he hasn't written - or…

  • Media Watch

    Media Watch

    Media Watch is Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment.Conflicts of interest, bank…

  • The Checkout

    The Checkout

    Satirical consumer affairs series presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser, Hu…

  • Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane

    Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane

    Sammy J is a hopeless lawyer who six years into his legal career has yet to win a case. This is not…

  • The Weekly with Charlie Pickering

    The Weekly with Charlie Pickering

    The Weekly with Charlie Pickering is a news comedy show, tonight show and chat show all in one, allo…

  • Four Corners

    Four Corners

    "Four Corners" is Australia's premier television current affairs program. It has been part of the na…

  • The Divorce

    The Divorce

    A contemporary comedic opera written and designed especially for the screen. After a long and satisf…

  • Black Comedy

    Black Comedy

    This ground-breaking series combines a mix of observational and physical sketches, historical sketch…

  • Catalyst

    Catalyst

    Catalyst is Australia's premier science investigation series. Each week the team brings you stories…

  • Back Roads

    Back Roads

    Back Roads transports audiences to some of the nation's most remote and inspiring communities that h…

  • 7.30

    7.30

    The best analysis of local, national and international events from an Australian perspective. Hosted…

  • Hatch, Match & Dispatch

    Hatch, Match & Dispatch

    Hatch, Match & Dispatch steps inside the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM), for an…

  • Restoration Australia

    Restoration Australia

    This series follows the trials and tribulations of Australians restoring buildings to their former g…

  • Who's Been Sleeping in My House

    Who's Been Sleeping in My House

    "Who's Been Sleeping in My House?" is an Australian factual television series aired on ABC IN 2011,…

  • Meet the Mavericks

    Meet the Mavericks

    A five-part series featuring some of our most iconic artists, performers, cultural leaders and all r…

  • Australian Story

    Australian Story

    These are the stories of who we are. Australian Story presents unique tales that provide an insight…

  • Foreign Correspondent

    Foreign Correspondent

    Australia's leading international affairs program featuring fascinating, in-depth stories from the A…

  • rage

    rage

    RAGE is an all-night music video program that airs every weekend in Australia on ABC. For over 27 ye…

  • Weekend Breakfast

    Weekend Breakfast

    Presented by Andrew Geoghegan & Miriam Corowa, covering the latest news from Australia and aroun…

  • Insiders

    Insiders

    Barrie Cassidy navigates us through a big election year. Insiders interviews the key players, provid…

  • Offsiders

    Offsiders

    Gerard Whateley is joined by a panel of sportswriters, commentators & experts to discuss & d…

  • Landline

    Landline

    Pip Courtney & a team of Landline reporters around the country bring you up to date with the iss…

  • Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation

    Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation

    Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn are good mates, who share a love of cooking, surfing, fresh food, tra…

  • Compass

    Compass

    Presented by Geraldine Doogue, Compass explores the interface between religion and life as experienc…

  • ABC News Breakfast

    ABC News Breakfast

    Start your day with the very latest news, incisive analysis and intelligent debate. Hosted by Michae…

  • ABC News at Noon

    Ros Childs presents the latest from ABC News, following today's top stories and coverage of events a…

  • ABC News: Early Edition

    ABC News: Early Edition

    James McHale presents a complete half hour snapshot of the day's key stories, with a focus on major…

  • The Drum

    The Drum

    Analysis of the day's news in an engaging & entertaining way. Hosts Julia Baird & John Barro…

  • Q&A

    Q&A

    Hosted by Tony Jones, Q&A puts punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thrash out…

  • The Book Club

    The Book Club

    Hosted by Jennifer Byrne, with regular panellists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger, The Book Club is a…

  • National Press Club Address

    National forum for discussion of the issues of the day by the personalities who help shape them.

  • Clarke and Dawe

    Clarke and Dawe

    Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines…

  • Gardening Australia

    Gardening Australia

    Jerry gives tips on picking a palm; Josh shows how to make the most of tight garden spaces; Costa vi…

  • Revolution School

    Revolution School

    An inspiring series about everyday Australian kids and the science behind improving education. The s…

  • Kitchen Cabinet

    Kitchen Cabinet

    Annabel Crabb is back for more, knocking on the doors of politician's homes around Australia, in sea…

  • The Chaser's Election Desk

    The Chaser's Election Desk

    A long election campaign needs a long desk. The Chaser offers a desk long enough to cover this year'…

  • 72 Dangerous Places to Live

    72 Dangerous Places to Live

    From its tempestuous, turbulent atmosphere to its consistently moving and shifting tectonic plates,…

  • Australia Votes

    Australia Votes

    Live coverage of the Australian election.

  • One Plus One

    One Plus One

    Jane Hutcheon sits down with sports stars, celebrities, philosophers, politicians & public figur…

  • You Can't Ask That

    You Can't Ask That

    You Can't Ask That is about breaking down stereotypes and offering genuine insight into the lives of…

  • Rosehaven

    Rosehaven

    When Daniel returns to his hometown, Rosehaven, to take over his family's troubled real estate busin…

  • Anh's Brush with Fame

    Anh's Brush with Fame

    Beloved artist, actor and comedian Anh Do uses his passion for painting as a vehicle to explore the…

  • Howard on Menzies: Building Modern Australia

    Howard on Menzies: Building Modern Australia

    Former Prime Minister John Howard believes Bob Menzies, Australia's longest-serving PM, shaped moder…

  • Newton's Law

    Newton's Law

    Newton's Law centers around Josephine Newton, a suburban solicitor with an over-developed sense of r…

  • Ronny Chieng: International Student

    Ronny Chieng: International Student

    Ronny Chieng: International Student is the story of Ronny Chieng, a Malaysian student who has travel…

  • Hard Quiz

    Hard Quiz

    Host Tom Gleeson sets out to find Australia's hardest quiz champion, pitting four contestants agains…

  • Streets of Your Town

    A two-part series focusing on the aesthetics of our suburbs. Tim Ross – comedian, broadcaster and af…

  • The Warriors

    The Warriors

    Set in the world of Australian Rules Football, The Warriors explores the elite world of professional…

  • Miffy's Adventures Big and Small

    Miffy's Adventures Big and Small

    Miffy, the little rabbit and her friends Snuffy, Farmer John, Poppy Pig and many others, help childr…

  • Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery

    Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery

    Julia Zemiro travels around Australia to take some of her favourite people down memory lane. Joining…

  • Stop Laughing... This is Serious

    Stop Laughing... This is Serious

    Stop Laughing... This is Serious is a three-part documentary series charting a course through the st…

  • Dream Gardens

    Dream Gardens

    A stunning new eight-part series that sees unloved outdoor spaces spectacularly reimagined.Hosted by…

  • Brian Cox: Life of a Universe

    Brian Cox: Life of a Universe

    In this 2-part special, Professor Brian Cox tackles the biggest story of them all - how did the Univ…

  • Bullied

    Bullied

    Presented by Ian Thorpe, Bullied is a controversial and compelling insight into the issue of bullyin…

  • Pulse

    Pulse

    Frankie Bell, a transplant patient, became a doctor. Eight years after she is brought crashing to ea…

  • Todd Sampson's Life on the Line

    Todd Sampson's Life on the Line

    Todd Sampson puts his faith in science to the ultimate test in a series of epic experiments, trustin…

  • Stargazing Live

    Stargazing Live

    Professor Brian Cox and Julia Zemiro will be joined by scientists and personalities to inspire Austr…

  • Creatives

    Creatives

    Creatives is a biographical series about highly talented Australian artists from the fields of theat…

  • Golf: PGA TOUR Highlights

    Golf: PGA TOUR Highlights

    See the world's best golfers in action with Highlights from the latest event on the PGA TOUR.

  • The Link

    The Link

    The Link with Stan Grant takes the stories we're all talking about and explains what they mean for y…

  • ABC News: Late Edition

    The latest from ABC News, updating today's top stories plus comprehensive analysis and original repo…

  • Ask the Doctor

    Ask the Doctor

    Ask the Doctor is an innovative, fun, and exploratory factual series that addresses the state of the…

  • War on Waste

    War on Waste

    Our waste is growing at double the rate of our population with 52 mega tonnes generated a year. Aust…

  • Parliament Question Time

    Coverage of Question Time from Federal Parliament in Canberra.

  • Sammy J's Democratic Party

    Sammy J's Democratic Party

    A brand new weekly bite-sized sketch show in which Sammy J plays, acts, and sings his lungs out for…

  • Growing Up Gracefully

    Growing Up Gracefully

    Sisters Hannah & Eliza Reilly are two misguided twentysomethings, who after rediscovering the 19…

  • Short Cuts to Glory: Matt Okine vs Food

    Short Cuts to Glory: Matt Okine vs Food

    Comedian Matt Okine visits Australia's top chefs to learn their tricks of the trade for cooking our…

  • The House with Annabel Crabb

    The House with Annabel Crabb

    From the makers of Kitchen Cabinet comes a ground-breaking new documentary series filmed exclusively…

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