The ABC keeps upping the ante on iView features. Now it will trial the the Sony PlayStation as a platform.
When the trial launches later this year, it will mean people in Australia who have a PS3 will be able to watch ABC iView on their TV via the PlayStation.
ABC’s Director of Television, Kim Dalton, says the trial is the first in a series of developments to extend ABC iView to a wider audience. “We want to make our content as accessible as possible to our audience. Increasingly, that means extending our online reach so Australians can watch what they want, when they want it.
“Today’s gaming consoles, televisions and DVD players all have internet capability and we’re excited to be able to team up with Sony PlayStation, as the first step in integrating ABC TV content into new online platforms and technologies.”
ABC TV is also in discussion with other companies about making ABC iView accessible on other platforms.
Thank heavens for the ABC Charter. That’s where it tells the broadcaster they have to keep pushing their content to as many Aussies as possible as well as exploring new technology to achieve this.