ABC Commercial announced it has reached a new distribution agreement with North America’s new SVOD service, Topic, for a collection of ABC Commercial’s comedy and documentary titles for their US and Canadian audiences. The agreement lists some of the best of Australia’s premium, locally produced titles including global sensation "Hannah Gadsby" in her hysterical documentaries "Hannah Gadsby’s Nakedy Nudes" and "Hannah Gadsby’s Oz", Australian comedy hit series, "F**cking Adelaide" and award-winning short form series "Goober".
Rounding off the deal is the internationally topical "China’s Artful Dissident", a documentary that follows the Chinese-Australian political cartoonist and activist Badiucao, create street art that has attracted threats to the artist from the Chinese authorities. “We’re thrilled to be working with Topic to bring these ground-breaking Australian programs to US and Canadian audiences” said Jessica Ellis, Head of ABC Content, Sales and Distribution. “These shows are excellent examples of the high-quality, original productions that sits within our robust portfolio of award-winning television content”.
“Topic is dedicated to acquiring and producing compelling content that sits at the forefront of culture. We’re very excited to work with ABC Commercial to add this collection of hit Australian programming to the Topic platform for our subscribers,” said Topic Senior Director, Acquisitions, Jennifer Liang.
Ryan Chanatry, General Manager of Topic stated, “We’re excited to include this incredible selection of critically acclaimed programming from ABC Commercial and can’t wait to share these stories with our North American audience.” All ABC content included will be available to stream on Topic starting at its launch on November 21st.