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10 June 2016

The Victorian television industry is set to continue its strong slate of production through a new initiative between Film Victoria and the ABC.

The ABC Content Initiative will help secure a pipeline of television titles over the next two years delivering an estimated $80 million in production expenditure throughout the state.

Victoria's leading production companies, including December Media, Every Cloud Productions and Matchbox Pictures, will provide a slate of new and returning television projects across drama, comedy, documentary and online.

The first projects announced through the initiative are the fifth series of The Doctor Blake Mysteries and a new eight-part drama series Newton's Law, with more projects to be announced in the coming months.

An estimated 19 projects are expected to be supported over the next two years.

The initiative will also provide professional development components to ensure Victoria's talented writers, directors and producers have the opportunities to enhance their skills.