Australian Government Commits Funding for ACTF


The Australian Government has made a commitment in the federal budget to support the Australian Children’s Television Foundation’s (ACTF) ongoing operational funding with A$11.9 million ($9.3 million) over the next four years.

“This recognizes the significant value of Australian children’s screen content and provides us with certainty, enabling every dollar of the additional A$20 million over two years that was previously announced to be invested in new content,” said ACTF CEO Jenny Buckland.

“We’re looking forward to announcing the first group of new shows that will be supported with that funding next month.

“We have some tremendous children’s live-action drama, animation and factual content in development with independent producers around the country and are working with Screen Australia, the ABC, NITV, State and Territory agencies, Netflix, Stan and other platforms to deliver Australian children and their families a great range of quality content.

“We expect that content to go on to entertain children all over the planet.”