Good news for PlayStation 4 (PS4) owners, from today, all users will have access to one of Australia’s favourite internet TV service, ABC iview.
The new ABC iview app for PS4 will make it even easier for users to enjoy ABC TV on demand through a cinematic and easy-to-use big-screen interface. In addition, the latest version of ABC iview will be launched on PlayStation 3 (PS3) in a couple of weeks. iview was first to market on gaming consoles locally when it launched on PS3 in 2009.
Rebecca Heap, ABC Head of TV Strategy and Digital Products said, “In 2014 ABC iview was the number one internet TV service in Australia with more than 20 million plays per month and a 29% year on year increase in weekly program plays. We are delighted to be launching ABC iview on PS4 and will continue to be the home of Australian stories for our audience on all their screens with the best user experience.”
Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia said, “PlayStation and ABC iview have enjoyed a long relationship since the service debuted on home consoles with PlayStation 3 as the inaugural platform in 2009. We are thrilled to expand our suite of platforms that offer the extensive stellar range of ABC viewing to our PS4 audience.”
On February 16, Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers, will officially launch a Pocket Edition on iview.
Featuring up-to-the-minute gaming news in a five minute program, the Good Game Pocket Edition will encourage users to view suggestions from other social media platforms.
ABC iview is leading the way in digital first commissions and Good Game Pocket Edition is followed by a number of successful digital commissions and iview exclusives in 2014.
With successfully trialled BBC-built technology, ABC continues to break ground in connected TV development around Australia, increasing the simplified use of iview.
Not only will ABC iview be enjoyed by PS4 users but owners of FreeviewPlus certified devices, Xbox One and other TV connected devices will experience the application in early 2015.
Available anywhere in Australia, ABC iview offers full length catch-up programs from all the ABC’s TV channels, live streaming of ABC News 24, plus programs exclusive to iview. Special programming available on iview now includes the Good Game: Christmas Special and Binge on the Best with 14 complete Australian comedy series including Upper Middle Bogan and Frontline, all for free, all summer.