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Encyclopedia > ABC TV
ABC TV
Launched November 5, 1956
Network ABC Television
Owned by Australian Broadcasting
Corporation
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Audience share 16.2% Nationally
(June 23, 2007, [1])
Slogan There's more to Television
Website abc.net.au/tv/abctv
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue Normally tuned to 2
SD Digital Channel 2
HD Digital Channel 20
Satellite
Foxtel Digital Channel 102
Austar Digital Channel 102
Cable
Foxtel Digital Channel 102
TransTV Digital Channel 2

ABC TV, sometimes ABC-TV or more colloquially Channel 2, is a national public television channel in Australia. It is the primary television service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Launched on 5 November 1956, the channel is available nationally and has a market share of over 16% of viewers. Image File history File links Abclogo2005. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1956. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... 576i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... JOHN HERMAN SUCKS FAT DICK ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... An Austar Remote Austar is an Australian telecommunications company. ... Foxtel is a subscription television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. ... TransACT is an Australian telecommunications company based in Canberra which provides broadband internet access, fixed and mobile telephony, and cable television services in Canberra and a subset of these services in Queanbeyan and throughout South-east NSW. The company is part-owned by ActewAGL (the main energy and water utility... ABC TV is an abbreviation for several television networks around the world and may refer to: American Broadcasting Company, a radio and television network in the United States. ... Public broadcasting is a form of public service broadcasting (PSB) intended to serve the diverse needs of the listening public. ... This article describes, in detail, all of the Australian television channels. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Market share, in strategic management and marketing, is the percentage or proportion of the total available market or market segment that is being serviced by a company. ...

Contents

History

Further information: History of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC TV began broadcasts on 5 November 1956 from its Sydney station ABN-2 with an inauguration by Prime Minister Robert Menzies. It began broadcasts in Melbourne on ABV-2 on 18 November 1956 just in time for its coverage of the 1956 Olympic Games. The history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation spans from its origins as regulatory body to its expansion as a content provider in radio, television and new media. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ... The history of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation spans from its origins as regulatory body to its expansion as a content provider in radio, television and new media. ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT, AK, CH, FRS, QC (20 December 1894 – 14 May 1978), Australian politician, was the twelfth and longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia, serving eighteen and a half years. ... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... ABV-2 is a television station in Melbourne, Victoria. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Redirected from 1956 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1956. ...


Programming

Further information: List of programs broadcast by ABC Television

ABC TV is required by charter to meet certain programming obligations. Its focus is on news and current affairs but it also presents documentaries and educational programmes, children's shows, drama, comedy and variety, and sports. It is often criticised for a perceived lack of locally-produced content and for its reliance on foreign, particularly British, programmes. This largely results from restricted funds. This is a list of programs currently, formerly or soon to be broadcast on ABC TV and ABC2. ...


ABC TV's drama line-up consists almost entirely of imported content including The West Wing, The Bill, Doctor Who, Life On Mars and Spooks. It currently does not produce any primetime drama series, but still produces mini-series such as Answered by Fire and Bastard Boys. It also shows repeats of past successful local drama series including SeaChange, Something in the Air and Head Start. “The West Wing” redirects here. ... The Bill is a long-running British television police procedural first shown on ITV, at 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. ... Doctor Who is a long-running award-winning British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The series depicts the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as the Doctor who explores time and space in his TARDIS time ship with his companions, solving problems and righting wrongs. ... An electron microscope reveals bacteria-like structures in meteorite fragment ALH84001 For other uses of Life on Mars, see Life on Mars (disambiguation). ... For the Three Stooges film, see Spooks!. Spooks is a British television drama series, produced by the independent production company Kudos for BBC One. ... Answered by Fire is a two-part mini-series based on the 1999 East Timor conflicts that led to East Timors independence. ... Bastard Boys is an Australian television miniseries broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2007, about the 1998 Australian waterfront dispute. ... Seachange may refer to: Look up seachange in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Something in the Air is an Australian television soap opera transmitted by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation between 2000 and 2002. ... Head Start was an Australian television drama series that ran for forty episodes on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2001. ...


Comedy on ABC TV is primarily locally-produced but also includes foreign series such as Little Britain, Extras, The Catherine Tate Show, and The IT Crowd. The network has launched the careers of a number of comedians including Magda Szubanski, Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes and Chris Lilley. Its present flagship comedy shows are Spicks and Specks and The Chaser's War on Everything. Former successful shows include Frontline, The Micallef Program, The D-Generation, Mother and Son, BackBerner, Good News Week, The Glass House and The Aunty Jack Show. Little Britain is a character-based sketch show first appearing on BBC radio and then television. ... Extras is a British television sitcom about extras working on film sets and in theatre. ... The Catherine Tate Show is an award-winning television sketch comedy which airs on BBC Two and is shown worldwide through BBC. Comedienne Catherine Tate writes and appears in all of the shows sketches, which feature a wide range of characters. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Magda Szubanski Magda Szubanski (born April 12, 1961 in Liverpool, England) is an Australian actress, comedian and writer. ... William James (Wil) Anderson (born 31 January 1974) is an Australian comedian, performing stand-up, as well as on television and radio. ... David William Hughesy Hughes (born 26 November 1970 in Warrnambool, Victoria) is an Australian stand-up comedian, radio and television presenter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Spicks and Specks set This article is about the Australian TV show Spicks and Specks. ... The Chasers War on Everything (often shortened to The War by The Chaser cast) is a satirical television comedy series broadcasted on ABC TV in Australia. ... Frontline is an Australian situation comedy TV show, which satirised Australian television current affairs. ... The Micallef Program (also known as The Micallef Programme in its second season, The Micallef Pogram in its third season, and The Micallef P(r)ogram(me) as an umbrella title for the DVDs) was an Australian sketch comedy TV series hosted by Shaun Micallef that ran from 1998 to... Nick Bufalo in the Thunderbirds Pizza sketch. ... Maggie Beare (Ruth Cracknell) and son Arthur (Garry McDonald) Mother and Son was an Australian television sitcom produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1984 until 1994. ... BackBerner was an Australian political satire sketch comedy television series, broadcast on ABC television, and produced by the ABC with Crackerjack Productions. ... Good News Week was a satirical news-based comedy quiz show on Australian television which ran from 1996 to 2000. ... The Glass House was a half-hour Australian comedy talk show which screened on the ABC from 2001 to 2006. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


The remainder of ABC TV's schedule consists of lifestyle, music, game and talk shows. Lifestyle programmes are mostly cooking shows such as The Cook and The Chef or travel shows like Pilot Guides but also include programmes such as Gardening Australia, Compass and Message Stick. The network's music shows include Rage and jtv while previous music-oriented shows include Countdown and Recovery. Its game shows include quiz shows The Einstein Factor and Head 2 Head and competition programmes Strictly Dancing and The New Inventors. ABC TV presents three talk shows, the locally made Enough Rope and Talking Heads, and ITV1's Parkinson. It also broadcasts arts discussion shows At The Movies and Sunday Arts. A TV cooking show is a television program that presents the preparation of food, in a kitchen on the studio set. ... Globe Trekker (also called Pilot Guides outside the United States and originally broadcast as Lonely Planet) is an adventure tourism television series produced by Pilot Productions. ... Gardening Australia is a weekly gardening program screened on ABC TV and ABC2. ... Rage is an all-night Australian music video program that is broadcast on ABC TV on Friday and Saturday nights. ... For other uses, see JTV. The correct title of this article is . ... Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late 1974 until July 19, 1987. ... Recovery was a music and youth interests television series broadcast by ABC TV. It was aired each Saturday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm following Rage. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... Quiz Show is a 1994 film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s. ... The Einstein Factor is an Australian television quiz show, broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Head 2 Head was a sports quiz show that aired on ABC TV in Australia between February 18 and December 9, 2006 and broadcast on Saturday evenings initially at 6 pm, then at 5 pm. ... Strictly Dancing is an Australian television show first aired in 2004 on the ABC. Currently hosted by Paul McDermott, the show is a form of dance competition, with each episode featuring three dance couples from around Australia and New Zealand. ... // The New Inventors ABC NETWORK (Australia) Air Dates: 2004- Air Times: Wednesday 8. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (or simply Enough Rope) is a television talk show broadcast on the ABC network in Australia. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Parkinson is a chat show presented by Michael Parkinson. ... This article is about the Australian television program. ... Sunday Arts is a weekly program on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Australia every Sunday. ...


News & Current affairs

Further information: ABC News and Current Affairs, ABC News

A significant proportion of ABC TV programming is current affairs-related. It is produced by the ABC's News and Current Affairs division and an investigative unit headed by Andrew Fowler. Its flagship programmes Four Corners, Australian Story, Foreign Correspondent, Lateline, Stateline and The 7.30 Report are broadcast in primetime and are widely-regarded for their agenda-setting journalism. In addition, Landline, Insiders and Media Watch cover rural, political and business, and media affairs. The current affairs line-up is supported by a state-based evening newscast ABC News at 7pm and the weekdaily Midday Report at noon. ABC News and Current Affairs is the name of the division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that controls content classified as News, Public Affairs and Business and Finance. ... ABC News opening titles ABC News is a national news service produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Current affairs is a genre of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or are ongoing at the time of broadcast. ... ABC News and Current Affairs is the name of the division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that controls content classified as News, Public Affairs and Business and Finance. ... Four Corners is Australias longest-running and most respected investigative journalism/current affairs television program. ... Australian Story is a weekly biography programme, produced and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, that portrays the lives of significant Australians. ... Foreign Correspondent is a weekly news-documentary programme screned on ABC TV. External links Official Website Categories: | | ... Lateline (news) is a current affairs television program in Australia. ... Stateline is a television current affairs programme produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... The 7:30 Report is an Australian nightly television current affairs programme, produced by and broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Monday to Thursday at 7:30 PM. The host, Kerry OBrien is one of the few Australian journalists that is able to make a politician to answer a... Landline is Australias national rural issues program. ... Insiders analyses and discusses Australian politics with the use of a panel of political journalists and columnists and interviews with prominent politicians and commentators. ... This page refers to the Australian television program. ... ABC News opening titles ABC News is a national news service produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ...


Sport

Sports coverage on ABC TV generally includes a diverse range of less popular sports which are not shown on commercial television. It currently presents netball, lawn bowls, basketball and state football legue competitions (Australian rules football and rugby league) to country championships (Supreme Australian Sheep Dog Championships and Country Horse Racing). It also has rights to the Paralympic Games and the Hopman Cup tennis tournament. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Men playing bowls Bowls (or Lawn Bowls) is a precision sport where the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the jack) than ones opponent is able to do. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... High marking is a key skill and spectator attribute of Aussie Rules Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Aussie Rules Football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of football... Rugby league football (usually shortened to rugby league, football, league or rugby) is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... Silver 2004 The Paralympic Games are an elite multi-sport event for athletes with a disability. ... The Hopman Cup is an annual international team tennis tournament held in Perth, Western Australia in early-January (sometimes commencing in late-December) each year. ...


Children

Further information: ABC Kids

ABC TV's children's programming is more extensive than any other channel in Australia. Children's shows are typically broadcast under the ABC Kids banner in two blocks: mornings 6am–10am and afternoons 3pm–6pm. ABC Rollercoaster is a segment shown from 5pm-6pm that is aimed at a sligtly older demographic than ABC Kids' 3–6 year olds. ABC Kids is the brand for childrens programming on ABC and ABC2, While the ABC Kids Channel was a Digital TV channel in Australia run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... ABC Kids is the brand for childrens programming on ABC and ABC2, While the ABC Kids Channel was a Digital TV channel in Australia run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... ABC Rollercoaster is a childrens television segment run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Australia. ...


ABC Kids is a mixture of ABC TV-produced and international shows. Due to their longevity, programmes such as Play School and Bananas in Pyjamas are iconic within Australia. Popular locally-made drama series include The Saddle Club, Out There, Blue Water High, Ship to Shore and Round the Twist. International programmes which regularly feature in the line-up include Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Pingu, Arthur, Fireman Sam and older-years shows Degrassi, Lizzie McGuire, Freaky Stories and Daria. Play School is an Australian educational television show for children produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Bananas in Pyjamas is an Australian childrens television show which premiered in 1992 on the ABC. It has since become syndicated in many different countries, and dubbed into those languages. ... The Saddle Club is an Australian television series that is written by Jason Abelson and Kate Barris, and directed by Arnie Custo and Stephen Mann. ... Out There is a re-broadcast show from Australia, following the trials and tribulations of a high school boy named Reilly (Douglas Smith) who moves to Australia from California as his father flees the authorities. ... Blue Water High opening title card Blue Water High is an Australian, German co-produced television drama series, broadcast on ABC Television. ... Ship to Shore was an Australian childrens television show written by Glenda Hambly and Jon Stephens, with Executive Producer Paul Barron. ... Round the Bend is an unrelated British television series. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Bob the Builder is a childrens television clay character created by Keith Chapman. ... Pingu Pingu is a Swiss animated childrens television series about a family of penguins who live at the South Pole. ... Arthur is an American and Canadian educational children’s television series which airs primarily on PBS in the United States, and on CBC, Knowledge Network, TVO in Canada and BBC1 in the UK, although it has been syndicated to numerous other stations throughout the world. ... Fireman Sam (Welsh: ) is a Welsh stop-motion animation childrens television series about a fireman called Sam, his fellow firefighters, and other townspeople in the Welsh town of Pontypandy (a hybrid of two actual places, Pontypridd and Tonypandy, in the South Wales valleys). ... For the sequel series, see Degrassi High. ... Lizzie McGuire is a popular Disney Channel Original Series that aired on the Disney Channel from 2001 to 2004. ... Freaky Stories is a television series, which airs in English on YTV (Youth Television) and in French on VRAK.TV, in Canada. ... Daria is an American animated television series that aired from 1997 to 2002 and was created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV. A spin-off of MTVs Beavis and Butt-head, Daria also became something of a cultural icon. ...


Children's programming also includes educational programmes. Behind the News is a long-running series which provides background information to current affairs. The programme has come to be incorporated into many school curricula. Schools TV is a segment between 10am-11am that consists of documentaries and specials relevant to school study.


Current schedule

6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM
SUN At The Movies Einstein Factor ABC News The Worst Jobs in History Midsomer Murders Compass
MON Message Stick Talking Heads The 7.30 Report Australian Story Four Corners Media Watch Enough Rope
TUE Time Team Carbon Cops The Bill Foreign Correspondent
WED Atlantic Edge The Cook & The Chef The New Inventors Spicks & Specks The Chaser's War Hyperdrive At The Movies
THU Grand Designs Catalyst Thursday Night Documentaries
FRI No Job For A Lady Can We Help? Stateline Collectors Taggart The Ghost Squad
SAT Goodnight Sweetheart Gardening Australia Doctor Who The Bill New Tricks

Note: News & Current Affairs are in Grey; Drama is in Blue; Sitcoms, Animation and Comedy are in Purple; Lifestyle programs are in Green; Factual programs and Documentaries are Yellow; Reality, Game shows and Talk shows are in Red; Sport is in Orange; Movies are in Pink. The above represents ABC TV's usual primetime schedule. It does not reflect one-off events, and program starting times may vary from those shown. For up-to-date information, see the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's online television guide. (link) This article is about the Australian television program. ... The Einstein Factor is an Australian television quiz show, broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... ABC News opening titles ABC News is a national news service produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... The Worst Jobs in History is a television series hosted by Tony Robinson on Channel 4. ... Midsomer Murders is a popular British television series about murders that take place in the fictional English county of Midsomer. ... Compass in a wooden box A compass (or mariners compass) is a navigational instrument for finding directions on the Earth. ... Talking Heads were an American rock band existing between 1974 and 1991, composed of David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. ... The 7:30 Report is an Australian nightly television current affairs programme, produced by and broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Monday to Thursday at 7:30 PM. The host, Kerry OBrien is one of the few Australian journalists that is able to make a politician to answer a... Australian Story is a weekly biography programme, produced and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, that portrays the lives of significant Australians. ... Four Corners is Australias longest-running and most respected investigative journalism/current affairs television program. ... This page refers to the Australian television program. ... Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (or simply Enough Rope) is a television talk show broadcast on the ABC network in Australia. ... Time Team is a popular British television series explaining the process of archaeology for the layman in the UK. Broadcast by Channel 4, the programme was first shown in 1994, and is presented by Tony Robinson. ... The Bill is a long-running British television police procedural first shown on ITV, at 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. ... Foreign Correspondent is a weekly news-documentary programme screned on ABC TV. External links Official Website Categories: | | ... // The New Inventors ABC NETWORK (Australia) Air Dates: 2004- Air Times: Wednesday 8. ... The Spicks and Specks set This article is about the Australian TV show Spicks and Specks. ... The Chasers War on Everything (often shortened to The War by The Chaser cast) is a satirical television comedy series broadcasted on ABC TV in Australia. ... Hyperdrive is a British television science fiction sitcom produced by the BBC created under the working title of Set in 2151, it follows the crew of HMS Camden Lock as they stumble through their heroic mission to protect British interests in a changing galaxy. ... This article is about the Australian television program. ... Grand Designs is a Channel 4 TV series covering unusual architectural house-building projects, presented by Kevin McCloud and produced by Talkback. ... Catalyst is the current science-focused TV series which is made by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ... Stateline is a television current affairs programme produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Collectors is an Australian television series that is shown at 8. ... Taggart is a long-running Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler (who has written many of the episodes), and made by SMG Productions (STV) for the ITV network. ... The Ghost Squad is a 2005 British crime drama series. ... Goodnight Sweetheart was a British sitcom starring Nicholas Lyndhurst as Gary Sparrow, an ordinary modern man who discovers a time portal in Stepney, in the East End of London that allows him to travel back to the Second World War. ... Gardening Australia is a weekly gardening program screened on ABC TV and ABC2. ... Doctor Who is a long-running award-winning British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The series depicts the adventures of a mysterious time-traveller known as the Doctor who explores time and space in his TARDIS time ship with his companions, solving problems and righting wrongs. ... The Bill is a long-running British television police procedural first shown on ITV, at 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. ... New Tricks is a BBC television drama series which follows the work of the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS). ...


Availability

Further information: ABC Television

ABC TV varies depending on state and territory in terms of what 7pm news bulletin, edition of Stateline, and in some stations promotions, are shown. National programming is often interrupted in order to show state election coverage. Each state and territory's individual station is based on that of it's capital city, meaning that in the state of Victoria, all programmes originate from either Melbourne or Sydney, where the remainder of programs are broadcast from. ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1956. ... Stateline is used in many ways including: A general term to describe the border between any two states Belleville, Stateline and Southern Railroad Stateline, Kansas Stateline, Nevada Stateline Wind Project Stateline (TV series) Australian Broadcasting Corporation Stateline (TV series-OETA) Oklahoma Educational Television Authority Stateline (TV series-SCETV) South Carolina... Victoria may refer to: // Victoria of the United Kingdom, aka Queen Victoria, former British monarch Victoria (Australia), a state in Australia Victoria, British Columbia, the capital of the Canadian province Victoria (mythology), Roman goddess of Victory Victoria may also refer to: Victoria (name) Main disambiguation page: Victoria of the United... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ...


ABC TV is available in a state-based analogue or standard definition format, or on a national high definition (with state-based content omitted) channel, ABC HD. Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television and transports the picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the broadcast signal. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ...


Identity

The current ABC TV Idents
The current ABC TV Idents

A staff competition held by the ABC to create an ABC logo was won by Bill Kennard in 1963 for a prize of £25. The logo was a three-loop wavelength design based on patterns that can be seen in an oscilloscope(called a Lissajous curve). This logo was modified from 2D to Colour to 3D over time and it is now one of the most well-known logos in Australia. Image File history File links Abctvpromo. ... Image File history File links Abctvpromo. ... Lissajous figure on an Oscilloscope Lissajous figure in three dimensions In mathematics, a Lissajous curve (Lissajous figure or Bowditch curve) is the graph of the system of parametric equations which describes complex harmonic motion. ...

  • In 1975, the ABC logo was modified to a thickened version. The logo was also changed to an "over and under" design.
  • In 1988, on Australia Day, the national idents were modified to celebrate the Australian Bicentenary. The original set of idents were titled "Natural Textures of Australia", with a following called "Man Made Textures of Australia".
  • From 1994 to 1999, the ABC logo featured on idents and promos was modified to his similar logo as 1979-1986 NBC logo and design to this seen in 1955 USA color TV on the other design. That Logo was Sparks Fly Slowly by Flys (1994-96) and Friends (1997-99) featured in the promos and idents.
  • In 1995, the ABC logo featured on idents and promos was modified to a similar design to that seen in 1963 on the first design. The logo was hand drawn by persons featured in the promos and idents.
  • In 2001, to celebrate the new millennium and the introduction of Digital Television in Australia, the ABC TV's logo was again modified, but this time to a 3D Metalic design. The logo was also radically modified to lose the "over and under" design.
  • In 2002, to celebrate 70 years of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC TV's logo changed back to the "over and under" design, however it still kept the 3D Metalic design. The channels idents featured elements - fire, leaf and ice, and the slogan was modified to "Everyone's ABC". Later in 2002, the channels idents were modified to feature everyday Australians.
  • In 2005, on December 19, the channels idents were revamped featuring glass televisions. The ident's were also carried on ABC2 for the "ABC New & Digital Media" promo.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ...

Logos

ABC TV has used many logos throughout its history.

Used from 2001 to 2002
1965 - 1974 1975 - 2000 2001 - 2002 2002 - present

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See also

ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1956. ... This Australian channel is not related to ABC1 in the United Kingdom. ... Australia Network (formerly ABC Asia Pacific TV, and Australia Television) is an Australian free-to-air international satellite television service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ...

References

External links

  • Official Site
  • Corporate Site
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • ABC TV at Aus TV History

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