The ABC’s iView service is already Australia’s best practice when it comes to online TV, but now the national broadcaster is offering full-length episodes of some of its older shows via YouTube as well.
There are separate channels on offer for comedy, documentaries and entertainment. Shows with episodes currently available include recent favourites such as The Gruen Transfer and older classics such as Aunty Jack, though the number available for each show varies. Game fans will also be pleased to see Good Game on offer.
iView remains a more sensible pick for current shows (especially if your ISP doesn’t count them against your download quota), but it’s nice to have older episodes available as well. I’m guessing that these will be geo-blocked for users outside Australia; if any overseas readers can tell us otherwise, let us know in the comments. (Embedding is also switched off on every episode we checked.)
ABC launches full-length episodes on YouTube [Google Australia Blog]