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ABC Me

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Launched  4 December 2009
Audience share  ABC (NBC, ABC4)
Founded  2009
Network  ABC Television
Slogan  Catch Me
Motto  Catch Me
ABC Me httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen33eABC
Owned by  Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Picture format  576i (SDTV) 16:9/14:9/4:3
Parent organization  Australian Broadcasting Corporation
TV shows  Little Lunch, Dance Academy, Good Game: Spawn P, Blue Zoo, Behind the News
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ABC Me (stylised as ABC ME) is an Australian children's public digital television multichannel owned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It was officially launched by then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on 4 December 2009 and 12 October 2015, officially known as ABC3.

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History

In September 2007, the Australian government announced a proposal to launch a new digital-only children's channel, ABC3. A new ABC channel appeared on television receivers in 2008, as a placeholder for the future ABC3 channel. ABC3 was considered by the Australia 2020 Summit and given as one of the recommendations to the Government. In April 2009, the Government's official response to the Summit approved the idea, and in the 2009–10 Commonwealth Budget $67 million was allocated towards ABC3 as part of the Government's $167 million funding increase to the ABC.

On 18 June 2009, the Corporation began its first public ABC3 campaign to scout for new hosting talent. On 22 October 2009, eight presenters were announced. Amberley Lobo and Kayne Tremills would host Studio 3, with Ben Crawley as a roving reporter, he later joined the show What Do You Know? alongside Dr Rhythm. Scott Tweedie would host Prank Patrol, while Hannah Wang and Mitch Tomlinson were named as co-hosts of Rush TV and Stephanie Bendixsen and Steven O'Donnell were hosts of Good Game: Spawn Point, a spin-off of the ABC2 TV series Good Game, made for younger gamers.

On 4 December 2009 at 5pm, the hour-long Countdown to 3 special was broadcast on the channel and was simulcast on ABC1. It featured special performances from Australian artists Cassie Davis and Short Stack, an introduction to various ABC3 presenters and shows and the station's launch around 6pm by then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

In 2011, James Elmer joined as co-host of Studio 3 along with Kayne and Amberley. On 4 December 2011, the winners from the MeOn3 contest were revealed as Alfie Gledhill and Olivia Phyland. On 14 September 2012, Alfie left Studio 3 to pursue acting dreams. In October 2012, Comedian Khaled Khalafala joined Studio 3, and stayed with the crew until early 2013 before leaving. In March 2013 the Janitor (Dave Cartel) and Bubbles the goldfish supposedly left Studio 3 for Venezuela, with Bubbles being replaced with a new goldfish called Alexis. Tim Matthews, Grace Koh and Ivy Latimer later joined James and Liv in June 2014 after winning The 3 Factor competition.

In August 2016, it was announced that ABC3 would rebrand as ABC Me on 19 September 2016. The rebranded channel is reported to be "designed to reflect and celebrate the lives, interests and diversity of young Australians" and will increase its focus to primary school children.

Programming

The channel's programming runs from 6am to 9pm during the weekdays and 6am to 10pm during the weekends, 6am to 10:30pm (10pm on Fridays) daily, and targets the 6-15-year-old age group. At 10:45pm, the station closes and displays the 'signpost saying "returns at 6:00am" with ABC Jazz background music before reopening again at 6am. It broadcasts a range of genres, including comedy, drama, music, animation, extreme sports, wildlife and news-based programmes. The channel aims to feature at least 50% Australian produced content. News To Me is a show that is hosted by the channel's presenters. It premiered on Monday 19 September 2016 at 5:10 pm.

New programs which air on the channel include the historical drama My Place, sitcom Mal.com, animation series CJ the DJ, a news and current affairs show produced by the team from Behind the News and a sketch comedy You're Skitting Me.

Program playout for ABC Me is controlled from ABQ, the ABC's Brisbane station. on delayed to technical at ABC's new playout facility, MediaHub. Programmes such as Studio 3 and Prank Patrol are filmed and produced at ABV in Melbourne.

Unlike commercial channels, ABC Me is not constrained by a local content quota and portions of its programming are sourced from foreign broadcasters such as CBBC, Teletoon and YTV.

Current shows

Programmes currently broadcast on the channel include:

Domestic

  • Blue Zoo (repeats)
  • BTN Newsbreak
  • Bushwhacked! (repeats)
  • Buzz Bumble (repeats)
  • The Deep (repeats)
  • The Dukes of Broxstonia (repeats)
  • Erky Perky (repeats)
  • Funny Face (repeats)
  • Good Game: Spawn Point (new episodes weekly but repeats in summer)
  • Lockie Leonard (repeats)
  • Little Lunch
  • Move It Mob Style (repeats)
  • My Great Big Adventure (repeats)
  • The New Adventures of Figaro Pho (repeats)
  • News To Me
  • Nowhere Boys (repeats)
  • Odd Squad (repeats)
  • Pearlie (repeats)
  • Prisoner Zero (repeats)
  • Sally Bollywood: Super Detective (repeats)
  • Secret Life of Boys
  • Tashi (repeats)
  • Teenage Fairytale Dropouts (repeats)
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began
  • Than Lan Oscars (repeats 3 times)
  • Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong (repeats)
  • What Do You Know? (repeats)
  • You're Skitting Me (series 2)
  • Foreign

  • Adventure Time (repeats)
  • Arthur (repeats)
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (repeats)
  • Camp Lazlo (repeats)
  • Danger Mouse (2015)
  • Dani's Castle (repeats)
  • Dani's House (repeats)
  • Deadly 60 (repeats)
  • Deadly Top Ten (New series)
  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (Seasons 1–14)
  • Degrassi: Next Class (Seasons 1-2)
  • Dragons: Riders of Berk (repeats)
  • The Fairly OddParents (repeats)
  • Fangbone! (repeats)
  • Freaktown (repeats)
  • Grojband (repeats)
  • The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (repeats)
  • Horrible Histories (repeats)
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures (repeats)
  • K-On! (repeats)
  • Kamisama Kiss (repeats)
  • Lanfeust Quest (repeats)
  • The Legend of Dick and Dom (repeats)
  • The Legend of Korra (repeats)
  • The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (repeats)
  • Masha and the Bear (repeats)
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (repeats)
  • My Gym Partner's a Monkey (repeats)
  • The Next Step (Season 1 Repeats)
  • Numb Chucks (repeats)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar (repeats)
  • The Pinky and Perky Show (repeats)
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Slugterra (repeats)
  • Sorry, I've Got No Head (repeats)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2009) (repeats)
  • Stoked (repeats)
  • The Super Hero Squad Show (repeats)
  • Taka & Maka (repeats)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (repeats)
  • Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race
  • Total Drama World Tour (repeats)
  • Wizards vs Aliens (Series 2)
  • YooHoo & Friends (repeats)
  • Young Dracula (repeats)
  • Future shows

    Programming confirmed for future broadcast will include:

  • Andy Roid
  • The Deep (Season 2)
  • Nowhere Boys (Season 3 - Two Moons Rising)
  • The Sapphires
  • Past shows

    These shows have previously been broadcast on ABC Me:

    Domestic

  • The Adventures of Figaro Pho (repeats)
  • Animalia (repeats)
  • Animals Dateline in Desert: The Adventures of Three Dofus 4 (repeats 20 Times)
  • Animals United
  • Best of Rollercoaster
  • Bindi's Boot Camp
  • Black Knight White Witch
  • Blue Water High (repeats)
  • Bushwhacked!
  • Casa DeEVIL
  • Castaway (repeats)
  • CJ the DJ
  • Chuck Finn (repeats)
  • Creature Features (repeats)
  • Dance Academy (Series 1 – 3)
  • Dancing Down Under
  • The Day My Butt Went Psycho! (repeats)
  • Dead Gorgeous (repeats)
  • The Deep (Season 1)
  • Desdemona
  • Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist (repeats)
  • Don't Blame the Koalas (repeats)
  • Double Trouble (repeats)
  • Eugenie Sandler P.I. (repeats)
  • Flipper and Lopaka (repeats)
  • Gasp! (repeats)
  • The Genie From Down Under (repeats)
  • Get Ace (repeats)
  • The Gift (repeats)
  • Go Lingo! (repeats)
  • Good Game: Spawn Point
  • Hairy Legs (repeats)
  • Handball Heroes
  • Heart and Soul
  • HotSpell
  • Heartbreak High (repeats)
  • I Got a Rocket (repeats)
  • Lab Rats Challenge
  • Letterbox
  • Jar Dwellers SOS (repeats)
  • Kaitangata Twitch (repeats)
  • Mal.com
  • Misery Guts (repeats)
  • Mortified (repeats)
  • Move It Mobstyle
  • Mr., Mrs. & Dr. Smith (repeats)
  • My Great Big Adventure
  • My Place (Series 1 – 2)
  • Ocean Girl (repeats)
  • On The Edge (repeats)
  • Outriders (repeats)
  • Outback 8 (repeats)
  • Parallax (repeats)
  • Prank Patrol
  • Pixel Pinkie (repeats)
  • Rollercoaster
  • Round the Twist (repeats)
  • Sally Bollywood: Super Detective (repeats)
  • Sea Princesses (repeats)
  • SheZow (repeats)
  • Short Cuts (repeats)
  • Ship to Shore (repeats)
  • The Silver Brumby (repeats)
  • The Sleepover Club (repeats)
  • Spellbinder (repeats)
  • Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord (repeats)
  • Stay Tuned
  • Steam Punks! (repeats)
  • Stormworld (repeats)
  • Studio 3
  • Sweat (repeats)
  • The Damfs (repeats)
  • Totally Wild: Antarctica Special
  • Tracey McBean (repeats)
  • Trapped (repeats)
  • Vic the Viking (repeats)
  • WAC World Animal Championships
  • Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong
  • Worst Best Friends (repeats)
  • Yakkity Yak (repeats)
  • You're Skitting Me
  • Foreign

  • 6teen
  • The 99
  • Aisling's Diary
  • Almost Naked Animals (Series 1 - 3)
  • The Aquabats! Super Show!
  • The Assistants
  • Astro Boy (2003 TV series)
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Season 1 – 2)
  • A World of Wonders
  • Barney's Barrier Reef
  • Bernard (repeats)
  • Best Ed (repeats)
  • Big Babies
  • The Big Knights (repeats)
  • Black Panther
  • Bolts and Blip
  • Bugged
  • Camp Lakebottom
  • Canimals (repeats)
  • Carl Squared (repeats)
  • Chris Humfrey's Wild Life (repeats)
  • Class of the Titans (repeats)
  • Connor Undercover (Series One) (repeats)
  • Corneil & Bernie (Series 1 repeats, Series 2)
  • Dani's Castle
  • Dani's House (Series 1 – 5)
  • Deadly 60
  • Deltora Quest
  • Demons
  • Desperados
  • Detentionaire (Season 1 – 4)
  • Dragon Booster (repeats)
  • Dragons: Riders of Berk
  • Edgar and Ellen (repeats)
  • Eliot Kid (repeats)
  • Even Stevens (repeats)
  • The Fairly OddParents (Season 9)
  • The Fairly OddParents: Wishology
  • Fangbone!
  • Fleabag Monkeyface
  • Freaktown
  • Freaky (repeats)
  • Freefonix
  • Fruits Basket
  • The Fugitives (repeats)
  • Gawayn
  • The Gees
  • Get Outta Town
  • Girls in Love (repeats)
  • Grojband
  • Grizzly Tales
  • Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids (repeats)
  • Grossology (repeats)
  • Half Moon Investigations
  • Heartland
  • Help! I'm a Teenage Outlaw (repeats)
  • The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
  • History Hunters
  • Horrible Histories
  • How To Be Indie
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures (Season 1 – 2)
  • I.N.K. Invisible Network of Kids
  • In Real Life
  • Inside Life
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures (repeats)
  • Jamillah and Aladdin (repeats)
  • Jane and the Dragon (repeats)
  • Jeopardy (repeats)
  • Jibber Jabber (repeats)
  • Jinx
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Jungle Bunch
  • K-On!
  • Kaeloo
  • Kamisama Kiss
  • Karaoke High
  • Kid vs. Kat (Season 1 – 2)
  • The Killian Curse
  • King Arthur's Disasters (repeats)
  • Kratt Brothers: Be the Creature
  • Lanfeust Quest
  • The Latest Buzz (repeats)
  • League of Super Evil
  • The Legend of Dick and Dom (Season 1 – 3)
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Leon (repeats)
  • Lizzie McGuire (repeats)
  • Life with Boys
  • The Little Prince
  • Majority Rules!
  • Masha and the Bear
  • Me and My Robot
  • M.I. High
  • Michaela's Wild Challenge
  • Mio Mao
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
  • Monk
  • The Mr. Men Show (Series 1 – 2 repeats)
  • My Almost Famous Family
  • My Friend Bernard
  • My Goldfish is Evil (repeats)
  • My Life as a Popat
  • Naruto (Season 1 repeats)
  • Naturally, Sadie (repeats)
  • The New Adventures of Peter Pan
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches (repeats)
  • Old Tom (repeats)
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • Pat and Stan (repeats)
  • Pearlie
  • The Pinky & Perky Show (repeats)
  • Pixelface
  • Planet Rock Profiles (repeats)
  • Potatoes and Dragons (repeats)
  • Prank Patrol International (UK and Canada)
  • Prisoner Zero
  • Quest
  • Rated A for Awesome
  • Raymond (repeats)
  • Really Me!
  • The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury (repeats)
  • Richard Hammond's Blast Lab
  • Rocket Power (repeats)
  • Roman Mysteries (repeats)
  • Roy
  • Sadie J (Series 1 – 2)
  • Sail Away
  • Scream Street
  • Serious Andes (repeats)
  • Serious Explorers
  • Serious Ocean
  • Shaolin Wuzang
  • Shaun the Sheep (repeats)
  • Silverwing
  • Silverwing Movies
  • Skyland (repeats)
  • The Slammer
  • Sparkle Friends (repeats)
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man (repeats)
  • Splatalot!
  • Spliced!
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 TV series) (Season 1 – 4)
  • Stoked (Season 1 – 2)
  • Storm Hawks (repeats)
  • Street Monsters
  • Summer in Transylvania
  • The Super Hero Squad Show
  • Survive This (Season 1 – 2) (repeats)
  • Sword Art Online
  • The Time Compass
  • Those Scurvy Rascals (repeats)
  • Total Drama: Revenge of the Island
  • Total Drama Action
  • Total Drama Island (repeats)
  • Total Drama World Tour
  • Tower Prep
  • Trapped! (repeats)
  • Trapped!: Ever After
  • The Tribe (repeats)
  • The Twisted Whiskers Show
  • Tayo The Little Bus
  • Voltron: Defender of the Universe (repeats)
  • Voltron Force
  • The Wannabes
  • Wakfu (repeats)
  • Weirdsister College (repeats)
  • What's Up Warthogs!
  • Wolfblood
  • Wolverine and the X-Men (repeats)
  • The Worst Witch (repeats)
  • Young Dracula (repeats)
  • Zombie Hotel (repeats)
  • References

    ABC Me Wikipedia


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