Speaker Details

Full Name
Kirsty Divehall
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Job Title
Content Acquisitions Manager
Kirsty’s varied background in television includes content sales, content acquisitions, brand licensing, home entertainment and news licensing, in both local and international markets.
Kirsty is currently Content Acquisitions Manager for ABC Commercial, working closely with producers in acquiring both ABC-commissioned and independent content for global distribution. During her time at ABC, Kirsty has grown key areas of the content sales catalogue including Factual, Children’s and Comedy series.
Previously Kirsty has worked for Discovery Communications (UK/EMEA) and BBC Studios (ANZ), in addition to holding sponsorship and fundraising roles at the Art Gallery of NSW and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Roundtable topic
It’s not just about us, we want to see what you have.
ABC Commercial works with some of Australia’s most exciting and internationally recognised producers. We support the creation of new content through development funding, securing pre-sales and contributing to production funding through the acquisition of distribution rights. We continue to change with the media landscape and evolve so we can stay at the forefront of content distribution and bring more of Australia’s best stories to the world.
Our current catalogue boasts over 2,000 hours of premium content (both ABC-originating and independent) that attracts international clients such as BBC; ITV; France Television; PBS; CBS; Acorn TV; NHK; Netflix; Hulu; Topic and many more.

Hosted by ABC Commercial’s Manager of Content Acquisition, Kirsty Divehall, join this round table for discussion and find out what’s new in the content distribution market.
Ready, Steady, Pitch! topic
I am seeking to acquire new content for global distribution that is distinctive and has broad international appeal, across the Factual, Children’s, Comedy and Drama genres. Long-form and returning series are preferred. We do acquire projects in development as well as finished programs. Productions should have a commissioning broadcaster/partner attached.
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