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ABC Emergency Services

2023-09-20T10:22:50+09:302023-09-20|About the ABC|

ABC Press Release  September 18,2023 The ABC is helping prepare communities for an increase in fire and weather activity during the spring and summer months with an emergency information campaign across radio, online and social media. The campaign coincides with Red Cross Emergency Ready Week which runs from 18 – 24 September. With above average temperatures forecast in the coming months, the ABC campaign provides important information on how [...]

ABC chased its fountain of youth…

2023-07-28T17:50:51+09:302023-07-25|About the ABC, Public Media|

Sydney Morning Herald  Calum Jaspan | July 24, 2023 The ABC’s quest to woo younger audiences is being hamstrung by its stagnant budget and a structural shift towards streaming that threatens to undermine the public broadcaster’s ability to compete with the likes of Netflix. The ABC launched its new five-year plan last month, as it looks to address the key issue facing almost all traditional media companies: reaching a [...]

Labor to consider ways to protect ABC and SBS from future funding threats

2023-07-30T13:03:42+09:302023-07-24|About the ABC, Public Media|

The Guardian | Amanda Meade | July 20, 2023 Labor to consider ways to protect ABC and SBS from future funding threats Michelle Rowland says review into security of national broadcasters will consider options to support A review into the security of ABC and SBS funding will examine ways to protect the public broadcasters from future threats of privatisation and arbitrary funding cuts, the communications minister Michelle Rowland [...]

ABC Radio

2023-07-30T13:04:43+09:302023-07-18|About the ABC|

The Future of Radio National (RN) Source: ABC Alumni AM radio is on its way to obsolescence.  Already, most new cars cannot receive AM, and transistor radios are viewed as relics by many Australians.  All the radio networks, with the possible exception of News Radio, have declining audiences, but RN perhaps most of all.  But to many of us, RN’s specialist, well-researched, quality content is a vital part of [...]

ABC content chief puts shows on notice

2023-07-30T13:06:36+09:302023-07-13|About the ABC|

Crikey Worm July 12,2023 “Earlier on Monday, the ABC announced two high-profile appointments to its content ranks, both from commercial streaming competitors, as the broadcaster attempts to compete for streaming audiences via ABC iview. Former Stan commissioning boss Rachel Okine was tapped as the ABC’s head of scripted, with former Netflix executive Susie Jones taking the reins as the broadcaster’s head of factual. “Some staff read the note, friendly as it may have been, as [...]

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