Every episode of the six-part series will premiere in a weekend iview binge, available from 6pm May 2 until 6pm May 4 AEST.
With more than 15 million monthly programme plays according to Webtrends, iview is Australia’s most accessible TV on demand service, available on 15 connected platforms including computers, tablets, smart phones, internet-enabled TVs, gaming consoles and set top boxes.
Last time we caught up with Jonah Takalua he was expelled from Summer Heights High. Jonah From Tonga sees Jonah now in a new school but still up to his old tricks. The Tongan rebel finds himself in hot water with plenty of fights, frenemies, break-dancing & law-breaking.
“ABC iview was the first in the Australian market with an online streaming catch-up service and we continue to deliver ‘firsts’ five years on,” said Arul Baskaran, ABC Head of Online and Multiplatform.
“We’re firm believers in innovation and improving how technology can deliver outstanding Australian content to audiences no matter where they’re watching, and we’re thrilled to now offer binge viewing of a highly-anticipated show from one of Australia’s most respected comedic talents,” he added.
Princess Pictures’ Laura Waters, who produced the series with Lilley said: “Jonah From Tonga is a thrilling series, coming out in the most thrilling era of television.
“Chris and I will always put the fan’s experience first. We’re so excited that people can choose their own way of getting involved with Jonah!” Laura added.
Companion broadcaster BBC Three will follow suit with their own binge weekend with the entire series available on BBC iPlayer.
Jonah From Tonga will also screen Wednesday nights from May 7 at 9pm on ABC1, with each episode being made available again on iview after broadcast.