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May 28, 2015 10:48 AM ET


Company Overview of Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Company Overview

Australian Broadcasting Corporation provides national television, radio, and digital media services to the broadcasting industry in Australia. It operates ABC1, ABC2, ABC4Kids, and ABC3 television channels, which broadcast television content that informs, entertains, and educates Australian audience; ABC News 24, a news television network; and iview, an online catch-up television service. The company’s radio networks include ABC Local Radio, triple j, ABC Radio National, ABC Classic FM, ABC NewsRadio, ABC digital radio, and ABC Open, as well as Double J, ABC Jazz, ABC Country, ABC Grandstand, and ABC Extra digital radio stations. It is also involved in the publishing and licensing of magazin...

ABC Ultimo Centre

700 Harris Street

Ultimo, NSW 2007


Founded in 1932

4,679 Employees


61 2 8333 1500


61 2 8333 5344

Key Executives for Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Managing Director and Director
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Chief Executive Officer of ABC International
Age: 54
Head of Editorial Policies and Acting Director of People
Head of Operations Planning - Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Key Developments

Australian Broadcasting To Sell Site In Adelaide's Collinswood Suburb

Australian Broadcasting Corporation is looking to sell its South Australia headquarters site in Adelaide's Collinswood suburb. Australian Broadcasting announced on November 24, 2014, that it will close its South Australian television studios at the purpose-built building. Guy Bennett, Director of capital markets at Knight Frank, said a listing had been "doing the rumour mill, and it would probably make sense".

Australian Broadcasting Corporation to Cut 400 Jobs

More than 400 jobs could be lost at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, after the government cut funding. The company's budget would be cut by AUD 254 million over the next five years, prompting thousands to protest in Sydney and Melbourne on the weekend. ABC said the cuts meant hundreds of jobs could be lost, while television sports broadcasts would be scaled back. ABC would also review its property holdings, with one Sydney site to be sold while an Adelaide television production studio and five regional radio stations face closure. Foreign bureaux will be restructured and a new Beirut post opened.

Australian Broadcasting To Not To Go Ahead With Its China Expansion Plans

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is planning not to go ahead with its plans to expand in China. Australian Broadcasting Corporation may be forced to scale back its expansion plans in China in the face of government funding cuts. Jim Spigelman, Chairman of Australian Broadcasting Corporation said that the national broadcaster didn't expect to be targeted by Prime Minister Tony Abbott's cost-cutting drive, it would not be exempt. Jim said, "One of the things we would have liked to have done is to expand and open up in Shanghai as well [as Beijing], but that's the kind of thing that might go on the backburner. I have no reason to believe that we're facing major cuts. The ABC is a gift of the government [to the public] and the government determines how expensive the present will be." Spigelman said he and Mark Scott, Managing Director of Australian Broadcasting would hold talks with the Chinese government this week to push the ABC's case for so-called "landing rights" but it was a "big ask".

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