ABC Commercial

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ABC Commercial is the commercial arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is responsible for making a profit through the creation, marketing and retailing of ABC products and services worldwide.[1][2]

History[edit]

ABC Commercial was established in 1974. Originally known as ABC Enterprises, it was later renamed ABC Commercial. One of its aims is to ensure that all profits from the sale of consumer products and production services are returned to the broader Corporation for reinvestment in program-making.[1][2][3][4]

Structure[edit]

ABC Commercial has three departments: ABC Retail, ABC Product, and ABC Sales and Distribution.[2]

ABC Shops and Centres[edit]

ABC Shops were managed under the ABC Retail department. ABC Shops operated over 40 retail shops and 80 centres, an international delivery service on the internet as well as developing and licensing ABC brands and programs, and providing production resource hire to the general public and industry alike.[1][5]

In July 2015, it was announced that all retail components were withdrawing to an online model, with shops phased out over the next 12 months.[6]

As of 2016, a large chain of ABC Centres exists within partner stores including Sanity and Dymocks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c About ABC Shops - ABC Shop
  2. ^ a b c About ABC Commercial - ABC Commercial
  3. ^ "ABC Commercial - About ABC Consumer Publishing and Content Sales". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007. Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  4. ^ "ABC Commercial - ABC Resource Hire". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 
  5. ^ "ABC Shop - Help - About". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  6. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-23/abc-shops-to-be-phased-out-and-closed/6641476

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