A range of First Nations content from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation catalog will air in 29 US states after being acquired by First Nations Experience, an American television channel dedicated exclusively to content from Native Americans and Indigenous people of the world.
FNX, broadcast on 34 affiliated stations in 29 states with a potential audience of more than 75.5 million households, has acquired several series and licensed a number of others.
NITV series Barrumbi Kids and series 2 and 3 of preschool animation Little J & Big Cuz will air in the US for the first time, while series 1 has been re-authorised.
The issuer has also acquired Thalu, Knights of the red earth AND Ready for it – the first time either of these programs has aired in the United States.
Double trouble and series 1 and 2 of Waabiny time they were also re-fired.
Frank Blanquet (Yucatec Maya), Producer and Director of Television at FNX, said: “First Nations Experience, the world’s first Native American and Indigenous national television channel in the United States, is extremely proud to partner with Australian Children’s Television foundation. FNX aims to be a showcase and platform for all indigenous peoples to celebrate their vibrant cultures, stories, songs, music and especially our children and elders. Celebrating the pillars of our societies and empowering our future generations is critical to helping uplift our Indigenous and Native communities. The wonderful programming produced through the ACTF is perfect for both the education of our children and our general audience. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring these stories to our domestic U.S. audience and plan to continue to do so for years to come.”
ACTF Chief Executive Jenny Buckland said: “Australian First Nations screen professionals are among the most talented members of our film industry and we are proud to have such a range of high quality, engaging content that celebrates and they elevate First Nations culture in our children’s offering. We are thrilled to see these programs presented in the United States through FNX, which champions the stories of Indigenous creators and communities around the world.”