The bold move will see episodes available from 6pm Friday May 2nd until 6pm Sunday May 4th AEST.
This follows from ABC announcing in late 2013 that a major commissioned series would be offered in its entirety as an iview binge. Production partner BBC Three will follow suit with their own binge weekend on BBC iPlayer in the UK.
Producer Laura Waters from Princess Pictures said: “Jonah From Tonga is a thrilling series, coming out in the most thrilling era of television.
“Chris and I will always put the fan’s experience first. We’re so excited that people can choose their own way of getting involved with Jonah!”
Arul Baskaran, ABC Head of Online and Multiplatform, added, “ABC iview was the first in the Australian market with an online streaming catch-up service and we continue to deliver ‘firsts’ five years on.
“We’re firm believers in innovation and improving how technology can deliver outstanding Australian content to audiences no matter where they’re watching, and we’re thrilled to now offer binge viewing of a highly-anticipated show from one of Australia’s most respected comedic talents.”
ABC1 will premiere the series on broadcast, May 7 at 9pm.