ABC (TV station)

ABC is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The station began broadcasting on 18 December 1962 and broadcasts from studios in Dickson. Its main transmitter is at Black Mountain.

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
ChannelsDigital: 8 (VHF)
TranslatorsAnalogue: ABC49 Conder
ABC55 Mount Taylor
ABC56 Fraser
ABC60 Tuggeranong Hill
Digital: ABC41 Mount Taylor and Tuggeranong Hill
AffiliationsABC Television
OwnerAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
First air date18 December 1962
Call letters' meaningABC Canberra
Former channel number(s)3 (VHF) (1962–1996)(analogue)
9 (VHF) (1996–2012)(analogue)
9A (VHF) (2003-2014) (digital)
Transmitter power160 kW (analogue)
50 kW (digital)
Height349 m (analogue)
362 m (digital)[1]
Transmitter coordinates35°16′32″S 149°5′52″E

Local programming

ABC News Canberra is presented by Dan Bourchier on weeknights and Craig Allen on weekends. The weeknight bulletins incorporate a national finance section presented by Alan Kohler in Melbourne.

A new studio set was introduced in mid-2014 to match the rest of the ABC News network.

The weekly current affairs program, 7.30 ACT was presented by Chris Kimball until its cancellation in 2014.[2]


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