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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has rejected a Freedom of Information request from a security researcher that sought information on its sharing of data through iview, a service that allows users to see programs that have already been broadcast or, in some cases, which are yet to go to air.

Published in Strategy

The ABC is unwilling to say whether it provides Google and Facebook access to the data of iview users, a considerable number of whom have created accounts to access the service prior to 1 July based on ABC warnings that logins would be compulsory in the new financial year.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has postponed by at least six months its move to introduce compulsory registration for its online iview service from 1 July onwards.

Published in Strategy

The ABC claims its move to make registration iview users compulsory after 1 July is meant to help users in the wake of a survey carried out in 2020, but is silent when asked why, if this is the case, registration is not made voluntary.

Published in Strategy

The taxpayer-funded ABC will demand that users register and provide personal details, which will also be shared with Google and Facebook, if they wish to use the iview service from 1 July.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 17:16

ABC updates iview for smart TVs

The ABC has updated its iview app for certain smart TVs, bringing them into line with the Android TV and Apple TV versions.

Published in Entertainment

Digital services like the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's iView program, which enables Australians to catch up on viewing programs they have missed, could be affected if the organisation is privatised as called for in a motion by federal council of the Liberal Party on Friday, the Australian Labor Party claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy

With the "Streaming Wars" in full swing, the growth of streaming services in Australia keeps growing with some must-see streaming TV stats from Switch Media.

Published in Entertainment

Good God, VOD is a hit in the way General Zod never was, with “subscribers” to free and paid services up 30%, and nearly half of those subscribers claiming to “rarely watch Free to Air TV”.

Published in Entertainment

Australia's second public broadcaster SBS appears to have got into the online snooping game with gusto. The network, which lives mostly off public funds, but also raises some money from advertising, has made its collection of archived programme videos only open to those who register.

Published in Open Sauce
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 22:45

ABC iview now airing on 4th-gen Apple TV

Australia’s ABC has finally made an iview app available, with a fast and simple UI ‘designed specifically’ for Apple’s new app-friendly 4th-gen Apple TV.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 10 August 2015 11:57

Presto’s latest affair a televisual scandal

The race to deliver ever more content on Presto has led to the streaming of a tragically sordid affair.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 13:17

ACMA’s advice on successful streaming

With all the new legal streaming services in Australia, what are the important things to consider when signing up to a streaming service? Here’s ACMA’s advice.

Published in Entertainment

The ABC has scored a pat on the back from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) for the launch of its iview Audio Description trial for viewers who are blind or have a vision impairment.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 12 February 2015 06:05

Catch-up TV leads Australians’ online video use

Online video content services are expanding Australians’ entertainment options, finds new research.

Published in Entertainment

The PS4 is finally getting the popular ABC iView ‘video-on-demand’ app, while the Good Game TV show is getting a daily five minute show on iView, too - and an Xbox One version is coming in 2015!

Published in Entertainment
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Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:59

Xbox One iView arrival date hinted at, at last

Given the ‘coming soon’ nature of today’s Xbox One ABC iView announcement, we contacted Microsoft’s Xbox people to see if they could at least give us a hint as to when we can expect it to arrive. 

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:16

ABC iView comes to Xbox One - soon

Australia’s Broadcast Corporation, the ABC, is brining its top-notch streaming and catch-up TV service, iView, to Microsoft’s next-gen gaming console, the Xbox One.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 17:58

ABC's iView comes to Android

It's been a long few years but the ABC has finally released an Android app for its iView service, allowing Samsung, LG and HTC smartphone users to watch shows on the go.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:43

Entertainment consumption is streaming ahead

Streaming services like iView and Yahoo!7 TV are skyrocketing in popularity, with 1.2 million Aussies now streaming online and watching no live broadcast TV.

Published in Entertainment
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