The ABC must not close its production house in Adelaide.
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We, the undersigned, are concerned that ABC in South Australia is the last TV production unit outside of Sydney and Melbourne.
The Board must reassure South Australians that the local TV production house of the ABC will remain in South Australia. As noted in the ABC’s 2013 annual report, ABC South Australia produces top rating, award-winning shows such as Dream Build which is listed in the 12 most popular Australian made shows.
Further, ABC South Australia produces television that is often with a regional focus, including but not limited to The Cook and The Chef, Poh’s Kitchen, Dream Build, the Karta orang-utan documentary at Adelaide Zoo, The Beatles 50th anniversary tour documentary, a forthcoming country-based heritage restoration series and more. These television series are targeted at individual groups within the community and are crucial to a diverse market. By moving ABC TV elsewhere, it will incur unnecessary costs and remove the efficient and innovative production unit from South Australia.
We, the undersigned, note that productions such as The Daters has been produced here in South Australia with a limited budget, while using innovative technology which has made it successful enough to be screened on ABC2 and ABC’s iView.
We, the undersigned, strongly support the ABC staying as a production unit in South Australia and for the ABC to adhere to its charter and continue to tell great stories “that contribute to a sense of national identity… and reflect the cultural diversity of the Australian community”.
Please ensure that the ABC does not close its production house in Adelaide.
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