The ABC says it is disappointed with its British counterpart for selling its drama and comedy television shows to Foxtel.
The BBC has signed a commercial deal with Foxtel which will air the content exclusively on a dedicated channel from July next year.
The pay-TV network will have first rights on all BBC-made productions ahead of Australian free-to-air networks.
At least ABC keep the rights to Doctor Who.
God help anyone who takes that away from Q and Del.