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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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Jack Irish
Jack Irish

Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world implo…

Gruen
Gruen

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

Media Watch
Media Watch

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

Four Corners
Four Corners

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

Black Comedy
Black Comedy

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

The Wiggles
The Wiggles

While performing songs for children, the Wiggles are joined by their many friends.

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…

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…

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…

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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 Hamish Macdonald, Q&A puts punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thra…

The Book Club
The Book Club

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

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

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice,…

Spicks and Specks
Spicks and Specks

Delve into musical history with Spicks and Specks, ABC TV's weekly comedy game show. Each week, the…

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…

Hard Quiz
Hard Quiz

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

Dream Gardens
Dream Gardens

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

Creatives
Creatives

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

The Link
The Link

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

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ABC News: Late Edition

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

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Everyone's a Critic

Everyone's a Critic opens the doors into some of the nation's most prestigious art galleries. The Au…

Sammy J
Sammy J

Biting, bite-sized comedy as Sammy J rips into the political machinations of Canberra and beyond. Wi…

Superwog
Superwog

Follow Superwog and best friend Johnny as their misadventures cause Superwog's primitive, highly-str…

Barrenjoey Road
Barrenjoey Road

This three part series follows the true crime story of Barrenjoey Road, starting with the mystery of…

The Set
The Set

It's the house party presented by triple j's Linda Marigliano and Logie award winner Dylan Alcott wi…

Don't Stop the Music
Don't Stop the Music

A school principal joins forces with musical experts and a singing superstar on a mission, to transf…

Total Control
Total Control

When Alex Irving, a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman, is thrust into the national lime…

The Recording Studio
The Recording Studio

Everyday Australians are given the chance of a lifetime: to professionally record a song. They must…

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Dark Place

Mystery, terror, suspense and fantasy. Dark Place is a collection of five gripping Indigenous horror…

Planet America
Planet America

Chas Licciardello and John Barron set out to discover the real America - its politics and its people…

Australia Remastered
Australia Remastered

ABC has dug deep into its vaults for natural history footage from ABC's acclaimed Natural History Un…

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