ABC’s iView available on Xbox 360

ABC’s catch up TV player, iView is now available on Xbox 360.

The announcement:

ABC iview LIVE on Xbox 360

Just in time for a great line up of Christmas and summer viewing, ABC iview will today launch on the Xbox LIVE platform.

The launch of ABC iview on Xbox LIVE marks the beginning of a new level of interactivity between Australian audiences and their TV. For the first time, through Kinect for Xbox 360, fans of ABC iview will be able to search, browse and select programs to watch simply by using their voice or waving their hand.

This significant new platform for ABC iview is giving Australians yet another way to watch their favourite ABC TV shows, streamed at a time that suits them, on the living room screen. It’s a family-focused, social and accessible way to enjoy hundreds of programs from across all of ABC TV’s channels.

Once viewers have downloaded the ABC iview app on the Xbox console, they will have access to the biggest news, children’s programming, dramas and documentaries such as Upstairs Downstairs, Sunday Best, Play School, Dr Who Xmas Special and Bananas in Pyjamas, all screened full-length and ad free.

Director of ABC Television, Kim Dalton says “We have a wonderful slate of programming for 2012, and through ABC iview, it will be the most accessible content in the country. ABC TV has led the way in delivering content across an array of platforms and devices and now our audience will have greater access to iview streamed into their own homes, on their own TV screens available to watch whenever they want.”

ABC iview is the popular online, on demand catch-up TV service from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), available on computers, mobile devices, connected TVs, gaming consoles and other connected platforms.

Source: ABC press release


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