Aboriginal Broadcasting AustraliaAboriginal Broadcasting Australia

ABA LogoAboriginal Broadcasting Australia is one hundred per cent Aboriginal owned and operated located in Darwin. They broadcasts across Darwin, Northern Territory and Australia.

The Aboriginal Broadcasting Australia operates: 

  • Radio Larrakia 94.5FM 
  • National Aboriginal Radio (Vast Satellite Ch 913)
  • Darwin FM 915
  • Aboriginal TV Channel 41
  • Tourism TV Channel 42 
  • Education TV Channel 43
  • TVNT Channel 44,
  • Aboriginal Media College and;
  • Sea Eagle Productions

Around the TrapsAround the Traps

As part of NITV's "Our Stories, Our Way, Everyday" initiative, Around The Traps brings you all the latest on arts and entertainment from across Australia.

The show covers everything from news, reviews and events and shine on a light on some of upcoming entertainment stars. From Broome to Brisbane, to Alice and Adelaide, Around The Traps is truly national and gives a voice to remote and regional communities.


Black AsBlack As

Black As follows three Yolngu men and a Scot as they hunt and live in Arnhem Land. They mess around, go fishing, and generally have a sick time together in the bush. But in a country that quite regularly sends old white people into the outback to yell racist stuff for entertainment, it’s actually pretty rare and interesting. The five-minute episodes are frequently funny insights into an underrepresented part of the country; they dive into everyday life in local Aboriginal communities with loads of heart and no sense of gross voyeurism.

For more information or to watch their show (for a small fee) visit their site Black As

Black ComedyBlack Comedy

Black Comedy combines a mix of observational and physical sketches, historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commercials and is a fast paced look at Australian culture through the comedic prism of Indigenous Australians.

Bush Mechanics (PG)Bush Mechanics (PG)

Bush Mechanics is a 2001 television documentary series directed by David Batty and produced by the Warlpiri Media Association, featuring an Indigenous Australian take on motor mechanics.

Cleverman (MA15+)Cleverman (MA15+)

Creatures known as Hairypeople, endowed with incredible strength, speed and longevity, seek refuge among humans who want to silence, exploit and ultimately destroy them. As unexplained murders terrify the populace, one chosen savior -- the Cleverman -- can ensure peace, but two estranged Indigenous brothers must put their differences aside before fear, hate and greed destroy civilization.

Family RulesFamily Rules

Family Rules is an up close and personal, real life TV series on NITV giving an exclusive insight into modern Indigenous family life through the eyes of nine sisters and their mother. Angela, Shenika, Helen, Kelly, Kiara, Sharna, Aleisha, Jessica and Hannah navigate their way through adolescence and adulthood as their mother, Daniella, tries to teach them life lessons. With their own unique sense of humour and style, the girls learn to juggle their own aspirations with the reality of everyday life.

First Australians (PG)First Australians (PG)

First Australians is an Australian historical documentary series produced by Blackfella Films over the course of six years, and first aired in October 2008.

It is a landmark documentary series that tells a very different story of Australia. It has been described as “one of the most significant documentary series in the history of Australian television”.

Gods of Wheat StreetGods of Wheat Street

Head of the family before his time, Odin Freeburn is being pulled in all directions. As a young boy twenty years ago he promised his dying mother he would keep the family together. Now he has one brother in jail, another brother is in love with the daughter of the family enemy, and his wife has run away to the city leaving him to raise their two daughters. His employer has just died, his sister-in-law is in love with him, and the spirit of his mother Eden has come back on a mission to protect the important destiny of the Freeburn line….. Just a normal day for Odin Freeburn.

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Season 1: The GODS of Wheat Street

Grace Beside MeGrace Beside Me

Adapted from the award-winning novel by Sue McPherson, the series' main character is the extraordinary Fuzzy Mac (played by 13-year-old newcomer Kyliric Masella), a wild-haired girl, who in the tradition of wild-haired girls, isn’t quiet or compliant or ordinary.

She lives with her nan and pop in the quiet country town of Laurel Dale. But things aren't as quiet as they appear. On the day of her 13th birthday, it's revealed that Fuzzy has a very special role as the custodian of Lola’s Forest, the place where the spirit of her great grandmother Lola resides. She’s an ordinary teenager coming to grips with the presence of her ancestors, and the importance of caring for country via Lola’s Forest - a place imbued with a special mysticism.

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SBS On Demand: Grace Beside Me

ICTV (Indigenous Community Television)ICTV (Indigenous Community Television)

ICTV is a television service delivering cultural and community video content to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia, and beyond. It enables the sharing of cultural stories, song and dance, language and essential information through two accessible platforms - our television service and our on-demand internet-based service - and by producing and supporting the production of video content in remote communities.


Jarjums is an Australian television series for preschoolers which screens on NITV. The series is dedicated to kids and kids at heart we have fun and educational Indigenous and First Nations content from Australia and around the world. The series was originally screened on Imparja and the Nine Network.

Kriol KitchenKriol Kitchen

Blending food, culture and family stories, sisters Ali and Mitch Torres delve into the world of Kriol cuisine, which is a melting pot of influences from Aboriginal Australia, Malaysia, China, Japan and the Philippines, with roots stretching back to the pearling industry. 

Little J & Big CuzLittle J & Big Cuz

Little J, he's five and Big Cuz, she's nine. They're a couple of Indigenous Australian kids living with their Nanna and Old Dog. Little J and Big Cuz are busy with the ups and downs of playground and classroom. There's always something surprising going on whether it’s at school, in the backyard...or beyond.

The gaps in Nanna's ramshackle fence lead to Saltwater, Desert and Freshwater Country. With the help of Nanna and their teacher Ms Chen, Little J and Big Cuz are finding out all about culture, community and country.

Living BlackLiving Black

Australia's award-winning and longest running Indigenous current affairs show continues its unique video journalism style of storytelling but returns to screens with a fresh new look, investigating contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous.

Marngrook Footy ShowMarngrook Footy Show

The Marngrook Footy Show is a sport panel show broadcast in Australia that is broadcast on NITV. It was broadcast on ABC2 in 2011 and 2012 until ABCTV axed the program on 15 November 2012, citing low ratings compared with other ABC2 programs.

National Indigenous Television (NITV)National Indigenous Television (NITV)

NITV LogoNITV informs, educates and entertains its Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences about the issues that matter the most to Indigenous Australians. It provides a rich diversity of cultures, languages and talent.

Watch NITV on Demand

Catch up on NITV programs and see the NITV guide online at SBS On Demand. Watch Indigenous news, current affairs, documentaries and films online free.

National Indigenous Television (NITV) is a channel made by, for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Through it, you will discover a channel for all Australians.

The channel commissions or acquires content primarily from the Indigenous production sector. NITV proudly hosts the only daily national news service covering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island stories across the country.

From its humble beginnings in 2007, then launched as part of SBS in 2012, the channel continues to grow on free-to-air television Channel 34. The channel now reaches over two million unique viewers a month.

It is available in 95% of Australian homes (see How to Watch NITV) via free-to-air and a number of additional platforms, including Foxtel and Austar (Channel 144), TransACT, FreeView and VAST (Viewer Access Satellite Television). 

As NITV develops within the media landscape, its growing audience recognises the channel as unique in celebrating and providing a voice for Indigenous Australia, educating all Australians and opening a dialogue with wider Australia.


Catch up on the latest from Australia's national dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander news service. NITV News is the only nightly television news service that covers entirely Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories from across the country in a half-hour bulletin.

Our StoriesOur Stories

Our Stories, Our Way, Every Day is a landmark television initiative of mini documentaries broadcasted weeknights and weekends. Creating digital song-lines to share stories of our life, our history, our elders, our communities, and our events.

Over the Black DotOver the Black Dot

Ready for ThisReady for This

A long way from home, five indigenous kids come to the city to explore their dreams; for some it's the opportunity of a lifetime and for others it's a last chance; for all of them, family is the last thing they expect to find.

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Seanson 1: Ready for This

Redfern Now (MA 15+)Redfern Now (MA 15+)

The highly celebrated and multi award winning drama of 2012. Recipient of Most Outstanding Drama at this year's TV Week Logie Awards, the critically acclaimed Redfern Now returns for another extraordinary season.

The PointThe Point

Tune into Australia's newest agenda-setting current affairs program with stories, investigations and analysis told through the lens of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Wrong Kind of Black (M)Wrong Kind of Black (M)

Based on the life and stories of Boori Monty Pryor, Wrong Kind of Black is a four-part comedy-drama that brings a rare perspective to a tumultuous era in Australia's history. At the height of the '70s disco inferno, Monty is Melbourne's hottest DJ. Dubbed the "The Black Superman" spinning tunes at the Albion Charles hotel, he and his younger brother Paul rub shoulders with a motley crew of Russian mobsters and Aussie yobbos alike. The 'fro and flares seem like worlds away from their childhood on remote Palm Island - but beneath the surface not much has changed. Aboriginal culture is still not welcome in white society, and the price of its preservation can be deadly. As tensions rise and trouble follows, Monty decides to take his future into his own hands and stand against the tide of Australian racism.

ABC iView Link: Wrong Kind of Black

Article Link: Wrong Kind of Black: Boori Monty Pryor’s quirky web series a return to 70s Australia

Yokayi FootyYokayi Footy

The name 'Yokayi' (pronounced: yok-eye), a Noongar phrase meaning ‘a shout of victory’, highlights the importance of culture and community, both of which are core aspects of the program.

In addition to catching up on the AFL news of the week, the program will incorporate interactive elements. ‘The Deadliest’ competition, for example, plays out like knockout rounds via. social media, where fans have the opportunity to vote for their favourite Indigenous player. Each week, these results will be discussed by the panel, until the winner is announced in the lead up to the Sir Doug Nichols Round.

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