The ABC is taking the next step towards the digital future by rolling out a new mobile app that will allow users to access the ABC News and other ABC content across a range of platforms.
The app is expected to be available in mid-March and will be developed by the ABC Digital Media Group (ADMG), a digital content and development group for the ABC.
The announcement comes amid concerns about the long-term viability of traditional media in Australia.
The ABC is a global media organisation with offices in more than 120 countries, and more than 7 million employees around the world.
“It’s an exciting time to be an ABC employee,” said Mark Taylor, director of communications for the BBC.
“As the digital platform grows, we’ll be able to give our fans and viewers an unparalleled digital experience.”
In the future, we will be able more easily distribute the news on devices, like smartphones and tablets, so they can be consumed by anyone, anywhere.
“The ABC Digital News app is designed to work across desktop, mobile, tablet and smart TVs.
It will also offer the ability to access ABC News on the ABC TV channel, on-demand and on-line content.”
The digital revolution will bring the ABC more digital than ever,” Mr Taylor said.”
Digital news will be delivered on a range a variety of platforms, and that will also be the platform that we build our digital strategy around.
“The new app will be available to users of the ABC digital media and digital content group’s iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows devices.
Users of the BBC iPlayer will be also able to access a wide range of ABC News content from a variety, including live, on demand and on demand TV programs.
In addition, the app will allow for the playback of BBC iViews, BBC iZone, BBC World News, BBC News and BBC Sport content.
For more information, visit the ABC’s Digital Media website.