The ABC has launched the free international streaming service ABC Australia iview, opening up more of its outstanding content to audiences around the world.
The ABC Australia iview app, for iOS and Android devices, connects the national public broadcaster’s global community with distinctive Australian stories, content and conversations from across the ABC, including entertainment, factual content, arts and educational programs.
The free new app is the latest addition to ABC iview, Australia’s leading free-to-air video streaming service. ABC Australia iview delivers curated Australian content to audiences overseas and is available for download on all App Stores and Google Play fronts outside Australia.
For the first time, ABC News Channel can be streamed internationally via an ABC app, delivering Australia’s most trusted news and current affairs content to audiences everywhere, including Q&A, Four Corners, Insiders, Media Watch, Foreign Correspondent and The Drum .
ABC Australia iview features flagship ABC programs, such as Australian Story, BTN and Gardening Australia. The new service also features programs showcasing regional Australia, including the much-loved Back Roads, along with 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. This service 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.
“ABC Australia iview is an example of how, with determination and drive, we can deliver great value for international audiences, Australian taxpayers and the national interest.”
The new ABC Australia iview app will operate alongside the ABC’s other international services.
About ABC Australia
ABC Australia is the ABC’s international facing brand. It delivers Australian stories and conversations to audiences around the world online, on mobile, via social media, through broadcasting on ABC Australia (TV) and ABC Radio Australia and through international development initiatives.
ABC Australia (TV) delivers a mix of programs including news and current affairs, sport, comedies, drama, documentaries, education and award-winning children’s programs. The service also covers big events from Australia including the AFL Grand Final, elections and the New Year’s Eve fireworks.
ABC Australia is available in 40 territories across the Indo-Pacific region. ABC Radio Australia broadcasts a range of bespoke and relevant RN and Local Radio content across the Pacific and in Timor-Leste. It can be streamed online and is available as audio on-demand via the web and ABC listen. This December marks 80 years since Australia started broadcasting to international audiences.