This I like. Chris Lilley’s Jonah From Tonga, which sees the return of Jonah Takalua from Summer Heights High, starts screening on the ABC on 7 May. However, the entire series will be viewable on iView from 6pm on Friday 2 May — a full five days before its official “broadcast”.
The “release everything at once” model has been popularised by Netflix, but we haven’t seen any really prominent examples locally. It’s a sensible recognition that viewing habits are changing, so thumbs up to the ABC for this.
The one catch? The episodes will only be up for 48 hours. I know what I’m doing that weekend.
ABC offers Jonah binge on iview [TV Tonight]