Along with launching their new Free-To-Air channel SBS Food, Australian public broadcaster SBS has today announced their plans for 2016 with a raft of new shows and finally an announcement advising that Chromecast support would be coming for On Demand.
The plans for next year are heavily focused on home-grown content, as we’ve come to expect from SBS. The content will include 10 Indigenous productions, 24 new Australian documentaries, as well as new Australian dramas and five new locally made food shows to go along with the new SBS Food Network channel. Old favourites like the Eurovision Song Contest will also be returning to SBS, as will current affairs offerings SBS News, Dateline and Insight.
The excitement for new content is always high, but it’s getting access to some of the other content which is the key for some viewers, this is where SBS’ On Demand comes in. On Demand offers a host of content including over 600 free movies, 350 documentaries and of course all their older shows. The SBS On Demand Android app has been instrumental in getting content to a wide variety of viewers and SBS has finally announced that Chromecast will be on its way next year:
In 2016 SBS is also introducing support for Apple TV and Google Chromecast making the service available on 25 platforms – still more than any other Australian broadcaster.
Of course 2016 is 366 days long (Leap Year), so the excitement is somewhat offset. We’re keen to get a look at the SBS On Demand Chromecast support as soon as we can and we’ll keep you up to date as soon as we have more information.