An opinion piece in The Age yesterday comments about the introduction of kids’ channel ABC3.
What I can’t figure out is why, about the same time ABC3 has started up, ABC2 has dropped most of its non-kids programming on weekends during the daytime (eg before 6pm) and replaced it with more kids’ programmes.
Compare for instance the listings of Sunday November 29th to to Sunday December 6th. The former included Scrapheap Challenge, Father Ted, and a bunch of music shows. The latter is wall-to-wall Magic Roundabout, Sesame Street, Miffy and Shaun the Sheep.
I can understand ABC1 having extensive kids’ programming given some people still don’t receive the digital channels, but if ABC3 is dedicated to kids’ shows, why does ABC2 need to show them as well, given ABC2 and ABC3 have precisely the same availability?