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->''"It's the place to be."''

'''[=ABC3=]''' is a digital channel, and the only free-to-air channel in Australia aimed mostly at children (specifically primary and upwards). Perhaps unsurprisingly, more Australian kids watch [=ABC3=] than any other channel.

[=ABC3=] has a quota of 50% Australian content. Since Australian television is not a thriving industry, the channel tends to air Aussie oldies like ''Series/RoundTheTwist'', but there's also been very successful new local programming. ''DanceAcademy'', produced specially for the channel, was the most popular drama series to hit its airwaves since its launch.[[note]]The drama attracted up to 1 million viewers a week at the height of its popularity (and in Australia, that's huge).[[/note]] The channel has a tendency to create a lot of educational game show and/or audience participation-type programs. The non-Australian 50% are mostly Canadian or British series, but there are also a lot of shows from the US ([[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes often]] [[ComicBook/BlackPanther featuring]] [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel's]] [[WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures popular]] [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan heroes]]) and miscellaneous content from all over the world. It is prepared to air dark and violent {{anime}} like ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', along with the more lighthearted fare such as ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.

Between shows, the channel has ''Series/{{Studio 3}}'', a show consisting of a string of quirky segments hosted by a team of young presenters.

[=ABC3=] is an initiative of Australia's state-funded broadcaster, Creator/TheABC. It launched on 4 December 2009 at 6pm. It also has the unusual distinction (for a TV channel) of being launched by the Prime Minister of the day, Kevin Rudd.

Compare Creator/{{SBS2}}, an Australian youth channel (for the 16-39 audience).
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!!Shows created for or by [=ABC3=] include:
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* ''WesternAnimation/CJTheDJ''
* ''Series/DanceAcademy''
* ''Series/DeadGorgeous''
* ''Series/GoodGame'' -- or rather, the spinoff, ''Good Game: Spawn Point''.
* ''Series/MyPlace''
* ''Series/NowhereBoys''
* ''Series/PrankPatrol'' -- the Australian version, although the Canadian and British versions have also aired.
* ''Series/{{Studio 3}}'' and the subsequent movie-length special ''Bitcom and the Oblivion Ray'', and the music video "Pie Gotta Fly."
* ''Series/TheWorstYearOfMyLifeAgain''
* ''Series/YoureSkittingMe''
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!!Shows that have aired on [=ABC3=] include:
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* ''ComicBook/{{The 99}}''
* ''AlmostNakedAnimals''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalia}}''
* ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''
* ''Anime/AstroBoy''
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBigKnights''
* ''Series/BlackHoleHigh''
* ''ComicBook/BlackPanther''
* ''Series/BlueWaterHigh''
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom''
* ''WesternAnimation/CarlSquared''
* ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans''
* ''Series/ConnorUndercover''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/WatchMyChops Corneil & Bernie]]''
* ''Series/DanisHouse''
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}''
* ''Anime/DeltoraQuest''
* ''{{Demons}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/DexHamiltonAlienEntomologist''
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk''
* ''Literature/EdgarAndEllen''
* ''ErkyPerky''
* ''Series/EvenStevens''
* ''WesternAnimation/FleabagMonkeyface''
* ''{{Freaky}}''
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}''
* ''GrizzlyTalesForGruesomeKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''
* ''{{Grossology}}''
* ''Literature/HalfMoonInvestigations''
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'' (which holds the current position of network favourite, airing 17 episodes a week out of a 50 episode series)
* ''Series/HowToBeIndie''
* ''WesternAnimation/IGotARocket''
* ''WesternAnimation/InvisibleNetworkOfKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat''
* ''TheLatestBuzz''
* ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil''
* ''Series/TheLegendOfDickAndDom''
* ''MIHigh''
* ''NaturallySadie''
* ''Series/OceanGirl''
* ''OggyAndTheCockroaches''
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''
* ''{{Parallax}}''
* ''Series/{{Pixelface}}''
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' (Aired more than once, almost entirely uncut. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls No, really]])
* ''WesternAmination/RatedAForAwesome''
* ''Series/TheRomanMysteries''
* ''Series/RoundTheTwist''
* ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/SallyBollywood''
* ''WesternAnimation/SeaPrincesses''
* ''ShaolinWuzang''
* ''ShaunTheSheep''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''
* ''TheSlammer''
* ''WesternAnimation/SparkleFriends''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''
* ''{{Spellbinder}}''
* ''{{Spliced}}''
* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars''
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' series
* ''Series/TowerPrep''
* ''Series/TheTribe''
* ''Manga/VampireKnight''
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce''
* ''WallaceAndGromit''
* ''Series/WizardsVsAliens''
* ''Series/{{Wolfblood}}''
* ''YakkityYak''
* ''WesternAnimation/YoohooAndFriends''
* ''Series/YoungDracula''
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