ABC has announced a free global version of iview which will showcase news and current affairs content to audiences overseas on iOS and Android.
Titles will include Q&A, Four Corners, Insiders, Media Watch, Foreign Correspondent, The Drum, Australian Story, BTN, Gardening Australia, Back Roads, along with curated documentary, lifestyle and entertainment content such as Waltzing the Dragon and triple j’s One Night Stand.
ABC Chair Ita Buttrose said: “International broadcasting is one of the ABC’s bedrock Charter responsibilities. The availability of ABC Australia iview will open up a variety of outstanding Australian content to audiences around the world, as well as to the more than 1 million Australian expats who live, work or are travelling overseas.”
The move comes after the Morrison government announced a multi-million dollar deal to have Australian TV shows screening to Pacific island audiences through Free TV Australia, and ABC yet to fulfill a promise for iview in HD by 2017.