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Australia Network releases its first app for iPhones

Australia’s international television service Australia Network has released its first app for iPhones through Apple’s App Store.

The app offers direct access to Australia Network news and sport, TV guide, English language learning resources and other video content as well as streaming Radio Australia.

The app also provides emergency consular alert push notifications with important information from the Australian Government.

The app allows users to choose their location with a geo-location tool to pin-point themselves across the 46-countries to which Australia Network broadcasts.

Bruce Dover, Chief Executive of Australia Network, says the app is a first step in meeting the needs of their audience whose media consumption habits are rapidly evolving.

“The app delivers an integrated offering of video, audio and text news and information unrivalled in the Asia Pacific,” he says.

Peta Astbury, the network’s Head of Digital, adds: “Our app is the perfect complement to our already thriving digital services which now also includes a 14-day Catch Up service and live streaming of major events from the Australia Network website.”

The ABC cautions, however, that the Australia Network App for iPhone should not be relied on as the only source of information during an emergency as users will only receive emergency consular alert push notifications when they are activated in the app and only at the time that mobile data is activated on the device or when connected to a Wi-Fi network.