ABC Australia Launching New Premium Doc Strand


The ABC in Australia has established a new Australian Features strand, showcasing the country’s best contemporary factual storytelling for ABC iview.

The ABC is open to commissioning documentaries across a range of genres and formats, including true crime and investigations, observational access, extraordinary stories of everyday Australians, unknown stories of well-known Australians and first-person unfolding narratives.

ABC’s head of factual, Susie Jones, said: “In a streaming era, feature documentaries are more important than ever, and audiences consistently gravitate toward them. Australian documentaries are world-class and have the ability to entertain, enlighten, move and inspire. We want ABC iview to be the premier destination for the very best Australian documentaries.

“We’re very open to pitches for this strand, so be ambitious and present us with your biggest and best idea. We expect these documentaries to attract broad audiences and garner critical acclaim.”

Starting today, submissions can be made to commissioning editors and development executives in the ABC Factual team.