ABC Commercial returns to Cannes for MIPTV 2019

ABC Commercial returns to Cannes for MIPTV 2019


ABC Commercial will once again present an outstanding slate of new release programmes across Comedy, Lifestyle, Factual, Arts & Music and Children’s Entertainment at MIPTV 2019 in Cannes.

Here’s a sneak peek at what we have in store for this year’s market!

600 BOTTLES OF WINE (HD 8 x 9’ & 4 x 18’ Comedy)
Based on writer Grace Rouvray’s internationally acclaimed blog, this fresh new comedy series has already screened on BBC Three (UK) and Network Ten (Australia) and follows the romantic misadventures of Claire – an apprehensive 20-something who, after breaking up with her boyfriend of the past five years, is suddenly flung back into the rollercoaster world of the dating scene where she finds herself uneasy about the rules and expectations she must navigate as a newly single woman. Exploring the difficulty of finding authentic love in today’s fastmoving world, the series pokes fun at everything from the pitfalls of Tinder to the dreaded walk of shame.

THE HOUSEMATE (HD 6 x 8' Comedy)
In this laugh-out-loud send up of The Bachelor, best mates Alexandra and Gemma get to know a host of hopeful housemates, eliminating them one by one until they finally find the new housemate of their dreams. Featuring love, laughter and an allergic reaction or two, this outrageous new series sees these misfit applicants tested on their cleaning skills, their grocery shopping ability and most importantly, their devotion to Alex and Gemma.

THE ROYALS ON TOUR (HD 2 X 60’ Factual)
The Royals on Tour is a fascinating two-part television event that examines the relationship between The Crown and its People, as seen through the lens of major historical and political turning points and more than half a century of historical footage. Featuring never-before-filmed letters written by the Royal Family, and revelatory interviews with historians, insiders and notable personalities, this riveting documentary series serves as a seminal documentary about The Crown’s enduring impact.

Australians share their country with one of the world’s most beautiful and industrious creatures – bees. Under threat across the world, Australia remains a safe haven for these fragile creatures. In this uplifting series, host Paul West (River Cottage Australia) guides four families as they compete against one another with the help of experts and cutting-edge science to build thriving hives that produce delicious honey.

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (HD 1 x 60’ True Crime)
Following the success of the Blood on the Tracks podcast series, this chilling investigative documentary examines the mysterious death of teenager Mark Haines. When Mark’s body was found on the train tracks near Tamworth 30 years ago, his family were immediately suspicious. But despite their concerns, police dismissed any idea of foul play and closed the file on the case. It was only when ABC journalist Allan Clarke embarked on a five-year investigation, unearthing explosive new evidence and a key suspect, that things started to change.

SPARTACUS (HD 1 x 115’ Arts & Music)
One of The Australian Ballet’s most popular works springs to new life. Spartacus tells the story of a gladiator who led a slaves’ rebellion against the Roman Empire. Charting the journey of a man finding passionate love, his life’s mission and his freedom, this rousing production of Spartacus is a powerful and profound experience.

THE MERRY WIDOW (HD 1 x 98’ Arts & Music)
Step into the ballrooms of Fin de siècle Paris, and delight in Robert Helpmann and Robert Hynd’s light-hearted production of The Merry Widow for The Australian Ballet. Filled with ‘wow’ moments, lavish glamour, show-stopping costumes and breathtaking dance, this uplifting tale of romance and fortune never fails to capture the imagination.

THE WIGGLES: BIG BALLET DAY (HD 1 x 71’ Children’s Entertainment)
Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony, together with dancers from The Australian Ballet, take an uplifting ride through the wonderful world of classical music and performative dance, teaching children how to warm up, demi-plié and jeté with joy! Featuring 26 new recordings, this inspiring special also includes the debut of new character Shirley Shawn the Unicorn!

HOW TO DO STUFF GOOD (HD 10 X 7-8’ Children’s Entertainment)
Funny, spontaneous and engaging, this exciting new series is here to teach kids how to do stuff…good! Hosted by a zany bunch of school-aged kids, each with their own story to tell and lesson to impart, this hilarious series demonstrates how to do all manner of amazing things, from making beautiful burger pancakes to tricking parents with coffee spill pranks!

ADVICE TO MY 12-YEAR-OLD SELF (HD 2 X Series Children’s Entertainment)
Featuring a host of funny and inspiring people including prominent politicians, athletes, academics, activists, performers and artists, Advice To My 12-Year-Old Self sees these famous faces outline the advice they would give to their younger selves now if they could, and how they use their influence and experience to change the world for the better today.

To learn more, check out ABC Commercial’s full programme catalogue or visit us at MIPTV in Cannes on stand # P-1.B89.

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