BBC Three will for the first time make all episodes of a new series available on BBC iPlayer ahead of its linear transmission. All six episodes of Jonah From Tonga, the new series from Chris Lilley – the writer and star of Summer Heights High and Ja’mie: Private School Girl – will be made available on BBC iPlayer from May 2nd for 48 hours.
The show will then air on BBC Three from May 8th. This forms part of an international simulcast with ABC Australia’s Internet TV service iview.
Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content, BBC iPlayer, said: “This is BBC iPlayer’s first collaboration with an international broadcaster to create an online TV event. For 48 hours only, iPlayer audiences will be given access to all episodes of Chris Lilley’s new comedy series Jonah From Tonga. We’re excited to see how this digital event sets light to social media activity from fans both here and on the other side of the world.”