Audio Description Working Group
Australian audiences have more viewing opportunities than ever before, choosing from a range of services including free-to-air (FTA) television, subscription television (STV), catch-up television, streaming services, subscription video on demand (SVOD) and user generated video. Australia's FTA and STV broadcasters provide access to iconic cultural and sporting events, news, current affairs and entertainment, including Australian content. The sector plays an important role in reflecting and informing Australian cultural life.
Audio Description Trial Reports
Between April 2015 and June 2016, the ABC conducted an Audio Description Trial on its television catch-up service, iview.
This Final Report supplements the Interim Report delivered to the Department of Communications and the Arts (the Department) in November 2015. This Final Report should be read in conjunction with the Interim Report as well as the December 2012 Report into the ABC1 audio description trial (the first AD trial).
This test report was prepared for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The tests were carried out at the Australian Digital Testing Pty Limited (ADT) testing facility at Glendenning. The testing was conducted during March to April 2012. The ambient temperature at the time of the test was 22 ± 2°C.