ABC Director of Television made three announcements today at the Screen Forever conference.
“We’re relaunching iview in December with a great new interface, and a long-awaited Android application as well,” he said.
“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.
“ABC has started a process looking at making the ABC Archive accessible to everybody in download form. By Q4 next year we hope to have an application in the market which will allow people to access content outside the free window.”
Finlayson said the move to allowing archive access has come from audience feedback.
“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.”