The ABC is finally releasing an Android iview app in December. To coincide with this – or perhaps it’s the other way around – they shall also be relaunching the catch-up service with a new interface.
Richard Finlayson, ABC Director of Television said:
“We’re relaunching iview in December with a great new interface, and a long-awaited Android application as well. Early next year we will be releasing one of our major commissioning programmes for bingeing on iview and I think that’s exactly where a public broadcaster should be. We will continue to experiment in that space.”
Finlayson also announced that they are working on making the ABC archive accessible to everyone in the future. He anticipates that this service will be available around October of next year, and will have an accompanying app:
“One of the great frustrations people have is not being able to access episodes from a previous series. So we will make it easy, functional and effective.”
What do you think? Are you looking forward to an ABC iview app? Let us know in the comments!