ABC IPTV beta trial

Australian Broadcast Corp (ABC) Managing Director Mark Scott has announced the public beta trial of ABC Playback, a media player, that offers full screen, full length video at no cost beyond fees charged by users’ Internet providers, via the Internet.

The ABC will invite 5,000 Australians, with fast Internet connections to participate in the staggered trial, which will commence from 26 March. The beta trial will comprise three channels with services including: selected recently aired shows from ABC1 and ABC2; a natural history channel; and, an ABC Shop channel showing programs available for purchase as digital downloads from the ABC Shop site. Additional channels will be offered at the public launch of ABC Playback following the beta trial period.

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