ABC3 to be re-branded as ABC ME in September

Australia’s only free-to-air children’s channel and otherwise guilty pleasure for Degrassi reruns, ABC3, will become ABC ME on September 19.

ABC ME will feature an accompanying digital app, and debut new shows including weekly pop culture review show News to Me, sci-fi action animation series Prisoner Zero and short-form documentary series This Is Me.

The channel, which originally debuted in 2009, has produced successful Australian shows including Dance Academy, Nowhere Boys and most recently the adaptation of John Marsden‘s popular novel Tomorrow When The War Began.