The ABC has claimed that its iView product has now been visited by 58,000 people since its first 24 hours in operation. The new service allows users to watch and catch up programming on the ABC’s two channels – ABC1 and ABC2.
The new service also contains four additional channels – including one for news and one for its children’s programming – with even more channels being available in the future.
However, it does suck up your internet really fast – so the ABC is negotiating with ISPs to make the service unmetered, meaning that it will allow you to watch an unlimited amount of content without affecting your current usage. This is a similar problem with the BBC’s iPlayer; however, no ISPs in the UK have offered it to be unmetered.
Only iiNet will exclude iView downloads from its customers’ monthly download quota, similar to what it does with iTunes.