Stephen Oliver, Commissioning Editor at ABC Factual will be receiving pitches.
The ABC is looking for ambitious stories that matter to all Australians today: contemporary stories that are accessible and grab the attention of a broad audience. Please be ambitious in your proposals and think about scale, innovation and how you can play with form to deliver something we haven’t seen before.
Above all, exceptional storytelling, strong directing and solid journalism are paramount. ABC TV is the home of the best Australian stories told by the best Australian storytellers. We encourage you to be bold in your storytelling. Relevant, contemporary, challenging, compelling, distinctive and thought provoking. Our programs must inspire and have a reason to exist right now. Embrace complexity and find a way to bring your story to life in surprising ways.
Our broadcast slots on the main channel are mostly 8pm on Tuesdays for 30 minutes, 8.30pm on Tuesdays for one hour and Sunday nights at 7.40pm for one hour. The main channel target is a very broad demographic. For iview originals, we are after short form, multiple part series that appeal to the 18 to 34 demographic.