ABC Management Lost the Plot Charging for ABC Services

“ABC management has lost the plot,” said Friends of the ABC National Spokesperson, Professor Alan Knight, when commenting on  ‘ABC Shop Downloads’, the new service for which the public will have to pay to access online ABC content.

“ABC heads clearly no longer regard the public as citizens to whom the ABC has a responsibility to provide quality information and entertainment. Instead they are treating the broadcaster’s audiences as consumers  to be exploited to make a buck.

“The ABC is not meant to be a money-making operation. New technology should be embraced to promote the community’s access to the national broadcaster, not used to exploit them. “The ABC’s decision to introduce a service in which the public will pay to download ABC programming undermines the right which all in the community must have to access their national public broadcaster.

“Charging for this service also raises serious questions about the ABC’s use of public monies. The community has already paid through their taxes for ABC content to be produced. They should not be required to pay for it again,” said Professor Knight.


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