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.
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
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.
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.