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ABC DVD is the Australian home entertainment division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, their releases are currently distributed by Roadshow Entertainment (they were formerly distributed by Video Selection Australia though Roadshow Entertainment from 1991-1993). Starting in 1996, they co-distributed BBC Video releases in Australia along with Roadshow Entertainment.

1st Logo (2001-2008)

Logo: On a black background, the ABC logo animates in the same way as the 3rd ABC Video logo, except this time, it's on the top half of the screen and much smaller than before. After that, the generic DVD logo zooms in underneath it.


  • On some releases, the 'VIDEO' text can be seen outside of the disc of the DVD logo.
  • There is a widescreen variant of the logo.

Technique: The same flipping animation as the 3rd ABC Video logo and the zoom in of the DVD logo.

Music/Sounds: The same music as the 3rd ABC Video logo with an added loud whoosh sound for when the DVD logo zooms in.

Availability: Seen on 2001-2008 Australian Broadcasting Corporation DVDs, with one example being the DVD of CNNNN, released in 2004. This is absent on the DVDs of The Wiggles: Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins!, The Hooley Dooleys: Wonderful, Thomas & Friends - Twin Trouble & The Wiggles: Top of the Tots after the G rating (which instead proceeds to the ABC For Kids logo from 1992, 1999-2009).

2nd Logo (2008-2019)

Logo: On a black background, a twisted shape swings up, in blue. A flash turns it red. Then, we cut to a purple part of the logo, and the camera pans down. The logo flashes, revealing itself to be the ABC Lissajous logo from 2001, colored in red, magenta and sky blue. "ABC" appears below the Lissajous, with "DVD" under "ABC".

Variant: On Blu-Ray releases like Wallace and Gromit: The Collection, the 'DVD' text is removed, but it is actually still slightly visible below the 'ABC' text.

Technique: The logo forming in CGI.

Trivia: This logo was animated by pictureDRIFT.

Music/Sounds: Several synth notes, with some whooshes and a noise similar to an orchestra tuning up. A low descending bass noise is then heard, ending in a calm guitar version of the ABC jingle with high-pitched sparkles.

Availability: Seen on Australian Broadcasting Corporation DVDs from the time period. Even though the 2002 lissajous curve logo is now being used only as a secondary logo in favor of a revived 1975 logo, this logo continued to be used until 2019, when the company underwent a complete rebrand, officially dumping the 2002 logo all together.

3rd Logo (2018?-)

Logo: On a black background, the revived 1975 Lissajous curve logo, taking up most of the screen, draws itself in two halves. The logo zooms out as "ABC" fades in underneath, in the ABC Sans front, with "DVD" then fading in underneath.

Technique: The Lissajous curve drawing in, then zooming out, followed by the "ABC" and "DVD" fading in.

Music/Sounds: The tail end of the previous logo's music.

Availability: Seen on recent ABC DVD releases from about 2018 onward.

ABC Video (Australia)
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