One of the most successful Australian TV shows is about a boy and his friend Skippy, the bush kangaroo from the 1960s. This is no longer a big export.
Our TV productions offer a great variety of television. Australia exports TV shows exhibiting our beaches and culture. Others are quiz shows, medical and prison soaps and a whole lot more. We export TV shows all around the world to scores of countries and some of our formats are used in even more countries. Seven’s Aussie dramas “Home and Away”, “A Place to Call Home”, “Packed to the Rafters”, “All Saints”, “Always Greener” and “City Homicide” have been exported to and are shown in more than 150 countries. Nine’s “McLeod’s Daughters” airs in 190 international territories.
When it comes to our soaps, Neighbours sells to nearly 100 territories and has millions of spectators across the world. It’s has been airing in the UK for over 30 years! Home And Away is also a big hit in the UK, having been broadcast since 1989 and is currently airing in 137 countries worldwide.
A number of our series are also available on various overseas streaming services. These include Cleverman, Wentworth, Miss Fisher’s Murders, Little Lunch, Rake, Utopia, The Code, Glitch, Rosehaven, Kath & Kim, Neighbours, Wonderland, Real Housewives of Melbourne, Offspring, The Straits, Packed to the Rafters and All Saints.
Traditionally, in terms of TV exports, the US and the UK remain dominant players in the European TV market, followed by the Netherlands and France. Australia in 2016, however, replaced Germany as the country with the fifth highest number of TV exports.
Many of our TV shows have been dubbed and others have just used the format. The drama, Celblok H, is a Dutch version of Wentworth and is one of the highest rating shows in the Netherlands. A German version of Wentworth has also been made titled Block B: Unter Arrest.
TV show production in Australia reached a record high of $A334 million spent and included 37 titles that generated 441 hours of content. 15 children’s TV shows commenced production in 2018/19, worth $A105 million generated a high of 132 hours of content.
The following is a list of modern TV shows that we export around the world. In some instances we export the format and the countries use their own contestants, in others it is subtitled or dubbed.
A Place to Call Home
Blue Water High
Home and Away
Million Dollar Minute
Miss Fisher’s Murders
My France with Manu
My Kitchen Rules
My Restaurant Rules
Packed to the Rafters
Round the Twist
Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo
The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Top of the Lake
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