Latest from the ACTF Blog

Are Legacy Broadcasters Digging Their Own Graves?

Jenny Buckland
16 March 2020
A 30+ year track record of successful Australian children’s television has proven it’s possible to attract a children’s audience for quality local content — with the right mindset. The Seven Network’s decision to stop meeting its children’s television obligations has left us questioning the network’s strategy for building future audiences.
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Mario Filintatzis’s Lift Off! Memories

Joshua M. Griffiths
12 March 2020
Mario Filintatzis played Marco Ponti On Series 2 of 1990s TV juggernaut, Lift Off!. In a Q&A, Mario shares his experiences acting on the hit series as a child.
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Save Our Screens: 3 Things Government Must do Now to Keep Australian Content Alive

Anna Potter and Amanda Lotz
6 March 2020
Australian children’s shows have a global reputation for excellence, but are also expensive and require local network investment. Here are three ways we can encourage local production and break the policy inertia.
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Policy and Submissions

As an investor, producer and international distributor of children’s television, the ACTF has valuable insights into the issues affecting children’s television in Australia. We use this vast experience to help develop new policies for the children’s television production industry.

Policy and Submissions

Our Purpose

We make Australian children’s lives better through screen content that reflects our culture and values.

Our values are inclusion, diversity, resilience, imagination, having fun and striving to be our best selves.

To achieve this, we provide funding to Australian producers and contribute to policy development in the children's television space. 

What's On TV? provides the latest Australian broadcast dates and times for our programs.


The ACTF provides children with engaging media that also informs and inspires. We give students the opportunity to hear compelling Australian stories in Australian voices, which contributes to their cultural and educational experiences.

Visit Education to view our content, curriculum-aligned teaching resources, and to read about education news and events.


Worldwide Program Sales

The ACTF's children's programs are shown in more than 100 countries around the world.

Visit Worldwide Program Sales to browse the entire catalogue and meet our team – and visit us in person at MIPTV, MIPCOM and the Asia TV Forum each year.

Funding & Support

The ACTF provides funding and support to independent producers and writers of quality children's programs.

By helping these people develop new children's programs, we remain true to our goal of creating programs that children, parents and educators can rely on to be engaging, entertaining, accessible, creative and innovative. 

Funding & Support

Browse the ACTF Shop

Our broad range of media products – which cover many different themes and topics – are designed to engage with the students in your classroom. There are programs available for most curriculum areas, catering for all grades through primary and high school. Browse our educational products and find a quality teaching resource for your classroom.