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ABC iview Will Premiere Whole Seasons For Select TV Shows

The ABC has always made good decisions when it comes to improving iview, its video-on-demand service and it looks like the trend will continue in 2015. According to the broadcaster, this year we can expect complete seasons to appear on iview, ready for you to cannonball in one sitting, or watch at your own pace.


ABC Won't Make Cuts To iView Following Budget Review

The ABC didn’t just build another streaming service with the iView online platform: it build the yardstick for catch-up content. The ABC is looking to cut costs under an Abbott government review, but iView is reportedly safe.


ABC's First iView-Only Drama Is About Post-Apocalyptic Pandas

The ABC’s continuing to actually push the boundaries of Australian IPTV while plenty of others stick their heads in the sand. Its first iView-only series will be available to binge watch on the 20th of September. Oh yeah, and it’s about post apocalyptic pandas, because why not?


ABC Will Simulcast Every New Episode Of Doctor Who

Fans of getting up early on Sunday mornings and Time Lords are in for a treat. On the back of the ratings for “Deep Breath”, the ABC has announced it’s going to simulcast every episode of the new season.


Microsoft Australia Developer Hacks Together Awesome ABC iView Client For Windows Phone [Update]

If you’re a Windows Phone 8 user, you’re probably used to waiting for apps for everything from social networking through to entertainment. The ABC, for example, has been under pressure for months to release a native app for its iView platform. One Microsoft Australia developer got tired of waiting, and has hacked together his own iView client for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1. Update: The app has now been taken down in mysterious circumstances.


ABC Working To Put New Doctor Who Season On iView First

The ABC continues to be a beacon of common sense when it comes to making top-shelf programming available quickly to those who watch it online. The new season of Doctor Who is on the way, and the ABC is working hard to fast-track it onto its iView catch-up platform ahead of the local TV broadcast in Australia.


PSA: Don't Update Your ABC Mobile Apps For iOS

Running an ABC app on iOS? Quickly head into your iDevice’s settings and disable Automatic Updates: the ABC says that the latest version is properly broken.


Would You Pay For ABC iView?

The Abbott government’s review into the efficiency of the ABC and SBS has made a curveball recommendation in its findings; it suggested that Australians should have the option of paying for iView to access archival TV shows and special content. Such a charge would boost funding for the public broadcaster, countering flagging sales of DVDs and CDs in ABC stores.


Doctor Who World Tour Coming To Australia In August

After the slight debacle of the cancelled Whoniverse showcase, Doctor Who is coming to Australia again. As part of a world tour to promote the new eighth series of the show, Peter Capaldi and on-screen companion Jenna Coleman will be travelling the world — and stopping off in Sydney — from 7-19 August.


Australia's Next-Gen Digital TV Could Be Dead Before It Starts

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV, or HbbTV, is the future of Australian digital television. It’s an industry standard for Web-enabled television devices that integrates over-the-air digital TV broadcasts with online catch-up video and other media content. It’s under development by Australia’s Freeview TV consortium and is set to launch soon, but it might be dead before the public ever gets a chance to try it out.