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Video releases

Number of Australian TV dramas released on video (DVD and VHS), 1985–2015

Next update April 2017

Since 1985, a total of 767 Australian TV dramas (including co-productions) have been released on video, initially on VHS with DVD releases starting in the late 1990s. Since 2005, the average has been 43 per year. In 2007, VHS ceased to be a release format for Australian films.

  Mini-series Telemovies Series/serials (inc. repeats) Total TV drama
Total 1985–20151 260 119 3882 7672
Annual av. 1985–2015 8 4 13 25
Annual averages
1985–1989 4 9 n.a. n.a.
1990–1994 8 4 4 16
1995–1999 2 1 8 12
2000–2004 4 1 12 17
2005–2009 14 3 27 44
 
2010 10 3 34 47
2011 13 7 29 49
2012 17 7 16 40
2013 21 1 16 38
2014 19 5 17 41
2015 17 3 21 41

Source: Compiled by Screen Australia.

Notes:
Includes VHS releases from 1985 until the end of 2006, and DVD releases from 2000.
Based on first recorded video release except where it is not possible to determine whether a title is a re-release (e.g. a new series with the same name), or episodes from the same series released on separate videos, in which case only one release per title, per year is noted.
Includes Australian productions, official co-productions and other productions with overseas partners where creative control is shared (i.e. with a mix of Australians in key creative positions).
Series/serials figures include only the initial release; subsequent series of the same title are excluded.
n.a. Not available.
1. Includes two mini-series and one telemovie where the exact date of release is not known.
2. Total since 1990.

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