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ABC ME leads the charge for next generation of TV viewers

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Watching Hardball, which commences Monday, April 22, on ABC ME, there's a jump-started narrative more enjoyably brisk than most adult comedies; the show doesn't dilute what works for an adult audience, instead it finds a tempo and tone that zips along for a tween crowd. 

Not emu-sed: Filming Australia's wildlife and its challenges

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By Tosca Looby

As a nature documentary maker, I have spent days staring at a dog dropping. It was in a glass box. A multi-award-winning cinematographer sat beside me, macro lens trained on the scene, as we watched and waited for a swarm of blowflies to descend.

Herald Sun: Op Ed by Tosca Looby

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‘We captured creatures no-one could identify’

Magical Land of Oz is the first blue-chip natural history series to be commissioned and broadcast by the ABC in almost two decades. It has been a huge project, spanning the breadth of Australia’s landmass and her three oceans, showcasing animals many Australians won’t realise exist on their continent, using camera technology that has allowed new access to wild animals.

Press Release: ABC and Screen Australia invest in Northern Pictures' new children's live action comedy, HARDBALL

Press Release: ABC and Screen Australia invest in Northern Pictures' new children's live action comedy, HARDBALL

Set in Western Sydney Hardball is a live action comedy series that follows fish-out-of-water Mikey and his two misfit mates, Salwa and Jerry. Their goal? Make Mikey the sweetest-bestest-acest handball champ Western Sydney’s ever seen. He’s got the most powerful strike in the world, if only he could make the ball land in the right suburb!

The Conversation: Employable Me has struck a chord but will it change employers’ attitudes to disability?

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“I’m glad you can make use of my weapons grade autism”, laughs Jonathon in the ABC TV series Employable Me. He has landed a competitive paid internship, channelling his passion for accountancy. As well as a love of numbers, he has a wicked sense of humour and a way with words. And his sentiment is in line with the theme of the series, which promotes harnessing the strengths of its participants, rather than focusing on what they cannot do.

Mumbrella: ABC documentary Employable Me Australia edges towards Ten’s Hughesy We Have a Problem

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As Seven continues its TV ratings winning streak with the Commonwealth Games, the battle between other programs has tightened. The ABC show Employable Me entered OzTam’s overnight preliminary ratings top 20 with a metro audience of 400,000 metro viewers, not far behind Dave Hughes' show Hughesy with Have a Problem.

Sydney Morning Herald: After MAFS, MKR, The Bachelor, ABC new series Employable Me redeems reality TV

Sydney Morning Herald: After MAFS, MKR, The Bachelor, ABC new series Employable Me redeems reality TV

At a time when so much commercial TV is bereft of diverse casts and stories, this ABC series about people with neuro conditions looking for work is all the more commendable.