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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.


ABC To Put Entire Season Of Chris Lilley's 'Jonah From Tonga' On iView Before It Airs On TV

Do you prefer watching stuff on a tablet, smartphone or laptop instead of on a TV? What about binge watching? Are you into that? The ABC has you covered: Auntie is set to stream every single episode of Chris Lilley’s new show, Jonah From Tonga on its online catch-up platform iView before the season premiere next week.


ABC iView Has Changed: Here's What's New

A new age dawns today. We enter the age of ABC iView: version three. Here’s what’s new in the redesigned and souped-up version of the national broadcaster’s streaming platform.


The Day Of The Doctor: So, Was It Good For You?

It’s crazy to think after months of build-up, the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who has been and gone. Well, for those who watched it earlier this morning. If you plan to check it out when the ABC repeats it at 7:30 tonight, or you’re heading to a cinema to catch it in 3D, then you might want to avoid going any further, lest you hit one of those nasty spoiler things.


ABC To Air Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Episode Live

Australia’s ABC will now officially be getting in on the global television event that is the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, promising to show it live on ABC 1 at the same time as the rest of the world.