According to online reports, the ABC will be bringing its popular iView catch-up service to Android devices in December to coincide with an extensive software update. There are also plans afoot to make the entire ABC Archive available to download.
ABC's director of television Richard Finlayson confirmed the Android release date during today's 2013 Screen Forever conference, reports TV Tonight.
“We're relaunching iView in December with a great new interface, and a long-awaited Android application as well,” Finlayson reportedly said at the event.
In response to customer feedback, the broadcaster is also looking to launch a new application that will allow people to access any content from the ABC archives regardless of when it aired. The aim is to have the new app ready by Q4 next year with older programs presumably requiring a download fee.
While the ABC Archive concept is certainly intriguing, we suspect most Android users are simply relieved to finally have an iView release date in sight.
At the time of writing, the ABC hasn't issued a press release regarding the announcement so we only have Finlayson's word to go by at the moment. We'll keep you posted with more concrete details the moment we receive them.
[Via TV Tonight]