ABC Island – preview for ABC friends a success

Friday night Australian time, the ABC gave ABC Friends group members the opportunity to preview ABC Island and group members well and truly took the opportunity.

Although there’s some similarities in style with Telstra’s islands, ABC Island is a very different kettle of fish. There’s everything from ABC Science, Triple J and an Indigenous experience. The multiple video screens dotted around the island allow for viewing of ABC shows such as Four Corners and The Chaser’s War on Everything. The Unearthed Club contains an underwater dance-floor which is something a little different.

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott is on record as being excited about the ABC Island project and although he refuses to release the name of his avatar, he was present at the preview.

Some more shots of the island:

 

 

 

As always we’re interested in hearing your thoughts – how does ABC Island grab you, how does it compare to Telstra’s offering, what would you like to see offered in the future? For the record, at SLOz we suggested a performance venue that was a replica of the Countdown set. It seems our collective age was showing 😉

Comments

  1. Earnest Candour says:

    Really good turnout, cool mix of people. I didn’t hear any negative comments from anyone.

  2. Earnest Candour says:

    Really good turnout, cool mix of people. I didn’t hear any negative comments from anyone.

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