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Screenrights and EnhanceTV Partner with ABC Education on Teacher Access Portal

Screenrights is pleased to announce a new partnership with ABC Education, to expand the public broadcaster’s educational offering to teachers under the Australian Educational Licence administered by Screenrights.

In an arrangement with the Screenrights resource centre, EnhanceTV, ABC Education will be offering a teacher-only login area to its portal that allows for additional access to ABC content specifically permitted to educators under the Copyright Act 1968. With a free teacher profile, verified by Screenrights to be from a licensed institution, teachers will be able to download content for later viewing as well as livestream and utilise supplementary curriculum-linked resources.

“We’re pleased to be working with the ABC to facilitate greater access to educational screen content, which plays an important role in teaching – further heightened during the remote learning requirements of COVID-19,” said Screenrights Chief Executive James Dickinson. “It’s also fantastic that the ABC will be producing new support materials for educators on the portal. This shows that the Screenrights licence is working for both filmmakers and educators as Parliament intended. This initiative will add to the ongoing value of our licences to teachers, which in turn see our members fairly remunerated for the educational use of their programs.”

“The new teacher-only free profile enables educators around Australia to access and download content from the ABC to use directly in their classrooms or save for offline use,” said ABC Education Head Annabel Astbury. “Australians trust and rely on the ABC to help students receive the education they need. This agreement with EnhanceTV is another way we can contribute to and support the community, by ensuring greater access for teachers to our high quality, locally-produced content.”

Screenrights received 3.5 million usage records under the Australian Educational Licence across the various resource centres (licensed educational VOD sites) in the 2019/20 financial year, up an incredible 143% on the previous year.

ABOUT SCREENRIGHTS
Screenrights is a non-profit member organisation that provides rights and royalty management services to the screen industry. Screenrights facilitates access to screen content through simple licensing solutions for teachers in education, administrators in government, and home viewers with subscription TV – and provides royalty payments to rightsholders for the programs audiences love. Screenrights is a leader in the audiovisual industries, forging dynamic connections between screen industry and screen audiences. www.screenrights.org

ABOUT ENHANCETV

EnhanceTV is a video-on-demand site for schools, streaming the best curriculum-linked movies, documentaries and TV shows Australian television has to offer. Our non-profit service provides a space where teachers can share resources and insights. Invite the world’s leading educational storytellers into your classroom. EnhanceTV is a subsidiary of Screenrights, which is a not-for-profit organisation that licenses the use of educational audiovisual content in Australian schools. www.enhancetv.com.au

ABOUT ABC EDUCATION

ABC Education, the ABC’s online learning portal, offers access to more than 4000 free videos, interactive resources and games mapped to the Australian curriculum to help students, teachers and parents. ABC Education offers engaging online resources across subjects such as English, maths, science, history, geography, media Literacy, financial literacy and the arts and technologies, including STEM.

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Ph: +61 (0)2 8038 1300 or E: marketing@screenrights.org

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