About ABC Consumer Publishing and Content Sales

ABC Consumer Publishing and Content Sales produces consumer products and distributes content and programming, for sale to global business and consumer markets. Revenue earned from these commercial activities is returned to the ABC for investment in the production of ABC content and programming.


Consumer Publishing

ABC Consumer Publishing creates, licenses, and markets consumer products and services relating to the programming and charter activities of the ABC. Each year more than 500 new consumer products are created or licensed, including books, magazines, video, DVD, audio, music, toys, novelties and clothing. These products are made available through ABC Shops, ABC Centres, the ABC Shop Online and other retail outlets including department stores, specialist retailers and direct marketers.

ABC Books publishes more than 150 children's and adult titles per year in a wide range of subjects including ABC program-related books, biography, science, politics, history, sport, Australiana, lifestyle and children's such as Play School and Bananas in Pyjamas.

ABC Audio produces spoken word products that showcase many of Australia's finest authors, in formats including CD, MP3 CD, book and tape, and cassette.

Popular ABC TV programs are available through ABC Video on VHS and DVD, along with programs from the BBC and independent producers. ABC Video is the largest producer of videos in Australia.

ABC Music releases a unique range of contemporary children's music, country, rock and jazz.

ABC Classics is Australia's premier producer of classical music CDs, and features recordings by the Australian symphony orchestras and leading classical music artists.

ABC Music Publishing represents a number of Australian composers and actively promotes Australian music compositions and performances.

ABC Magazines manages a growing stable of lifestyle and children's magazines, including delicious, Limelight, Gardening Australia, jmag and Funtime with Friends.

Through ABC Licensing and Events, children's and adults' properties are licensed internationally, and it stages concerts and events, including the Gardening Australia Festival, and through ABC Gift it manages the creation of a range of gift products.


Content Sales

Program Sales Worldwide distributes content in a wide range of genres to worldwide buyers including broadcasters, video and DVD distributors, video on demand operators, and airlines.

Library Sales delivers footage and audio suitable for any production purpose sourced from the ABC's archive which has more than 70 years coverage of subjects including news, sport, the arts and natural history, and from its represented collections, the National Geographic Film Library and APTN.

Content Licensing provides high quality content in a range of formats including text, images, audio and video to clients for use on the internet and mobile phones.

Radio, TV and Online Sales distributes ABC and independently-produced programs for exhibition to non-paying audiences in Australasian educational institutions, libraries, hospitals, government bodies, community groups and business organisations. Individuals can also order custom copies for private viewing use.


The ABC Consumer Publishing and Content Sales website is for business to business use. We do not service the general public through this site. For individuals purchasing custom copies on VHS/DVD/CD of television or radio programs please visit Radio, TV and Online Sales.

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