The ABC will undergo a "significant transition" across the next five years as it takes a digital-first approach to commissioning, producing, and distributing content.
Chris Oliver-Taylor is set to depart Netflix to join the ABC in the newly-created role of chief content officer, reporting to managing director David Anderson.
ABC and SBS have welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of five-year funding terms as part of this year's budget, with the former also set to benefit from an additional $83.7 million across four years.
The ABC is teaming up with Canadian public broadcaster CBC to fund new children's animation projects.
The Federal Government has committed $4.2 billion in funding for the public broadcasters over the next three years, while concurrently outlining the next steps in its media reform agenda.