One million Apple iPhones tune into Australian Broadcasting Corporation

“The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is seeing ‘unprecedented’ access to its web site from mobile phones – with one million iPhone app downloads in 17 months,” Stuart Corner reports for iTWire.

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Corner reports, “”ABC mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android devices have all broken significant download milestones in the last week,’ the broadcaster said. ‘To date there have been: one million downloads of the ABC iPhone app in 17 months; 200,000 downloads of the triple j Unearthed iPhone app in seven months; 100,000 downloads of the ABC iPad app in 2.5 months and 10,000 downloads of the ABC Android app in 17 months.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Android? Pfft. More like Anemic.

Corner reports, “Bruce Belsham, acting director of ABC Innovation, said: ‘The ABC followed audiences onto mobile with a fairly simple offering 18 months ago. Since then we have seen a rapid acceleration of people using mobile devices to get their news and entertainment. The ABC too has been moving quickly, becoming a leader in shaping content for smart phones and touch screen tablets.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]


  1. Rick: And we care about Australia, why?

    Because in Australia we can use iPhones on any network we want. Even our old fashioned public broadcaster is way head of anything happening where you are. Australia is leaving you in the dust. That is why you should care.

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