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Encyclopedia > Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Type Broadcast radio and television
Country Australia
Availability National; international (via the Australia Network, Radio Australia and ABC Online)
Owner Commonwealth of Australia
Key people Maurice Newman, Chairperson; Mark Scott, Managing Director
Launch date 1932 (radio); 1956 (television); 2001 (digital tv)
Website www.abc.net.au

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australia's national non-profit public broadcaster. Prior to 1 July 1983 it was known as the Australian Broadcasting Commission [1]. The ABC provides television, radio and online services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, and overseas via its Asia-Pacific Television service and Radio Australia. The Corporation runs a chain of ABC Shops selling books and audio/video recordings related to its programs. Image File history File links Australian_Broadcasting_Corporation_Logo. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... 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. ... ABC Radio Australia is the international shortwave radio service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australias public broadcaster. ... Mark Scott is the current Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... Digital television (DTV) uses digital modulation and compression to broadcast video, audio and data signals to television sets. ... Public broadcasting is a form of public service broadcasting (PSB) intended to serve the diverse needs of the listening public. ... Online means being connected to the Internet or another similar electronic network, like a bulletin board system. ...


The ABC is sometimes referred to informally as Aunty; the origin of this name derives directly from a nickname of the ABC's cousin, the BBC.[1] This article is an overview article about the Crown chartered British Broadcasting Corporation formed in 1927. ...

Contents

History

The first public radio station in Australia opened in Sydney on November 13, 1923 under the call sign 2SB with other stations following. A licensing scheme administered by the Postmaster-General's Department was soon established whereby certain stations received government funding but had restrictions placed on their advertising content. 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. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... PMG manhole in a city street, Perth, Western Australia. ...


Radio

Following a 1927 Royal Commission which inquired into radio licensing issues, the government established the National Broadcasting Service which subsequently took over a number of the larger funded stations. It also nationalised the Australian Broadcasting Company which had been created by entertainment interests to supply programs to various radio stations. On July 1, 1932 the Australian Broadcasting Commission was established which took over the operations of the National Broadcasting Service and over a number of years established offices in each of Australia's capital cities. In states that are Commonwealth Realms a Royal Commission is a major government public inquiry into an issue. ... The Australian Broadcasting Company was a consortium of entertainment interests which was formed in 1929 to supply radio programs to the Australian radio market. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ...


Television

In 1956, the Commission commenced television broadcasting and in 1983, with the passing of a new ABC Act, the name was changed to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. As the publicly funded national broadcaster, the Corporation has been run with free-to-air radio and television broadcasting throughout its history. Free-to-air is a phrase used to describe television and radio broadcasts which are available without subscription and without decryption (pay-TV). ...


Governance

The history of the ABC governance has been one of frequent change. At its conception on 17 May 1932, the Australian Broadcasting Commission consisted of five commissioners appointed by the Governor-General. From these five commissioners, one was appointed to the office of chairperson, and another commissioner was appointed to the office of vice-chairperson.[2] This board of directors then appointed a General Manager, who did not have the office of commissioner.[2]


In 1942, an Act was passed which required that one of the commissioners be a woman.[2] In 1948, an Act was passed to increase the number of commissioners to seven, specifying that two commissioners must be public servants; one each from the Treasury department and the Postmaster-General's department.[2] This requirement for public servants was dropped in the Broadcasting and Television Act of 1956, but retained the need for seven commissioners. This change allowed for each state to be represented by a commissioner.[2]


An increase to the number of commissioners was made in 1967 when nine were required.[2] In 1975, Whitlam introduced without legislation a staff elected commissioner position.[2] This office was short-lived being discontinued by the Fraser government.[2]


In 1976 an Act was passed which raised the number of commissioners to eleven. This change also required two women to be on the Commission, as well as one commissioner from each state.[2]


In 1983 the Australian Broadcasting Commission became the Australian Broadcasting Corporation by an Act conceived by the Fraser Government, and passed by Hawke government. This Act remains as the governing Act for the ABC today.[2]


In 2006, the government planned to restructure the ABC board, and the position of staff elected director was abolished.[3] The elected director was nominated and elected by employees of the ABC. Nominees for this director office were to have been employed at least 24 hours a week by the ABC, and the term of office was two years with eligibility for re-election to a second term. An elected director was not eligible for a third term of office.[4]


Structure

ABC Governance

The operations of the ABC are governed by a board of directors.[5] The board is made up of appointed directors, and a board appointed Managing Director. The authority and guidelines for the appointment of directors is provided for in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 (ABC Act).[6][7][8]


The Governor-General is responsible for the appointments of between five and seven directors, recommended by the Federal Government.[6] The ABC act specifies that the Governor General must be satisfied that the recommendations for director appointments are qualified through experience in one of the following areas; broadcasting services, communications, management, financial, technical matters, or cultural or other interests relevant to the oversight of a public organisation engaged in the provision of broadcasting services.[8] The term of the appointment is up to five years, with eligibility for reappointment at the end of this term.[8] Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ...


The Managing Director is appointed by the board of directors for a term of five years, with eligibility for reappointment to a second term no longer than five years.[9]


Current Board

Mr Mark Scott - Managing Director. Appointed 5 July 2006.
Mr Maurice Newman AC - Chairperson. Appointed January 2007.
Mr John Gallagher QC - Appointed 9 December 1999.
Dr Ron Brunton - Appointed 1 May 2003.
Ms Janet Albrechtsen - Appointed 24 February 2005.
Mr Steven Skala - Appointed 6 October 2005.
Mr Peter Hurley - Appointed 14 June 2006.
Mr Keith Windschuttle - Appointed 14 June 2006.

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Funding

The ABC is non-commercial in its delivery of broadcasting content. It receives the vast majority of its funding by direct annual grants from the federal government budget. This funding is supplemented by commercial revenue collected through sales in ABC book stores. In comparison the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio-Canada (CBC/Radio-Canada) and public broadcasting in New Zealand, receive substantial revenue from advertising[citation needed], and the BBC, receives the bulk of its revenue from licence fees and worldwide commercial operations.[citation needed] The American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), is supported partly with federal funding, but is supplemented greatly by public donations.[citation needed] The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly known by the abbreviation CBC, is Canadas government-owned radio and television service. ... Public broadcasting in New Zealand has undergone many changes since radio broadcasts first commenced in the 1920s. ... A television licence is an official licence required in some countries for all owners of a television receiver. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 354 member TV stations in the United States, with some member stations available by cable in Canada. ...


Prior to 1974 the ABC was funded by a licence fee, but this was abolished.


Politics

The government's relationship with the ABC in both board appointments and funding have often created public scrutiny controversy.[10]


Of the fourteen chairmen that have been appointed to the ABC, at least five have had party affiliations or friendships. Both Richard Downing and Ken Myer publicly endorsed the Australian Labor Party at the 1972 election. Sir Henry Bland was an adviser to Malcolm Fraser during the 1976 election campaign. David Hill was close to Neville Wran and Donald McDonald was a close friend of John Howard.[1] The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is Australias oldest political party. ... This article is about the former Prime Minister of Australia; for the Western Australian public servant, see Malcolm Fraser (surveyor). ... Neville Kenneth Wran AC QC (born October 11, 1926) was the Premier of New South Wales from 1976 until 1986. ... John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is the Prime Minister of Australia. ...


Appointments of commissioners and directors has also drawn criticism for partisanship. In the earliest days of 1932, a majority of the commissioners were publicly conservative. This continued to 1942, when the Curtin and Chifley administrations appointed a more politically balanced commission. After 23 years of Liberal Party and Country Party government, under Prime Ministers from Menzies to McMahon, the commission was once again solidly conservative in 1972. When Whitlam came to power, he replaced the whole board, mainly with supporters of the Labor Party. Fraser's government attempted unsuccessfully to replace the whole board with conservatives in 1976, but was only able to appoint two new conservative directors by adding two extra director positions onto the board.[11][1] John Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945), Australian politician and 14th Prime Minister of Australia, led Australia when the Australian mainland came under direct military threat during the Japanese advance in World War II. Many Australians regard him as the countrys greatest political leader and greatest Prime Minister. ... Joseph Benedict Chifley (22 September 1885 – 13 June 1951), Australian politician and 16th Prime Minister of Australia, was one of Australias most influential Prime Ministers. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. ... The National Party of Australia is an Australian political party, originally called the Country Party, adopting the name of National Country Party in 1975 and adopting its present name in 1982. ... 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. ... Sir William McMahon, GCMG, CH, PC (23 February 1908 – 31 March 1988), Australian politician and 20th Prime Minister of Australia, was born in Sydney, New South Wales, where his father was a lawyer. ... Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam (, pronounced Goff), Australian politician and 21st Prime Minister of Australia. ...


In 1983, the Minister, John Button referred proposed board appointments to an all-party committee for the first time. However, this even-handedness did not survive to the end of Keating's government.[1] Inglis cites journalist Alan Ramsey in a 1996 Sydney Morning Herald article: Hon John Button John Norman Button (born 30 June 1933), Australian politician, was a senior minister in the Hawke Labor government. ... Alan Ramsey is a columnist and writer for The Sydney Morning Herald, noted for his liberal stance on a range of social and political issues. ... ...

"12 came from overt political backgrounds, among them a former Labor premier, a former Liberal senator, a former Liberal Cabinet minister, four trade union activists, four advisers to various State Labor administrations, and Labor's former opinion pollster, Rod Cameron." In short, "less than half Labor's ABC appointments over the years have had obvious party political connections, while two of them came from among the ranks of its political opponents."[11]

The ABC's treatment of current affairs—including This Day Tonight and its successors The 7.30 Report and Lateline on television, and AM on radio—have been criticised by the political right for alleged left-wing bias in its reporting.[citation needed] In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the conservative Liberal Party government made several attempts to curtail the ABC's political coverage by threatening to reduce funding to the news and current affairs division.[citation needed] In the late 1980s, the Labor Party government of Bob Hawke proposed commercialising the ABC, a move that was successfully resisted by the organisation itself and a significant groundswell of devotees among the public.[citation needed] The Hawke government also proposed to merge the ABC and its sister organisation, the Special Broadcasting Service; again, this move was unsuccessful, this time because the enabling legislation failed to pass the Senate. This Day Tonight is a long running ABC (Australia) current affairs program of the of late 1960s early 1970s which was rivived in the mid 1980s as the 7. ... 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... Lateline (news) is a current affairs television program in Australia. ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... Robert James Lee Bob Hawke AC (born 9 December 1929) is a former Australian trade union leader turned politician who became the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ...


Soon after coming to office in 1996, the Liberal Party government of John Howard reduced the ABC's operating grants by 10 per cent.[citation needed] From 2003 it also made several controversial appointments of leading Australian conservative figures to the ABC Board, including Janet Albrechtsen,[12] , Ron Brunton,[13] and Keith Windschuttle,[14] all notable contributors to the conservative literary and political journal Quadrant and, prior to their appointments to the Board, fierce critics of the ABC. John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939), Australian politician, is the Prime Minister of Australia. ... Janet Albrechtsen (born 1966) is an Australian opinion columnist, social commentator and political pundit with the News Limited-owned newspaper, The Australian. ... Dr Ron Brunton is an Australian, he is currently the Director of Encompass Research Pty Ltd and a Director of the Board of the public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Commission for a five year term from 1 May 2003. ... Keith Windschuttle (born 1942) is an Australian writer who is the author of several books, including Unemployment (1979) which analyses the economic causes and social consequences of unemployment in Australia, The Media: a New Analysis of the Press, Television, Radio and Advertising in Australia (1984) on the political economy and... Quadrant is an Australian literary and cultural journal founded in 1956 by Richard Krygier, a Polish-Jewish refugee who had been active in social-democrat politics in Europe, James McAuley, a Catholic poet. ...


In 2003, former Communications Minister Senator Richard Alston lodged 68 complaints with the Independent Complaints Review Panel against ABC's AM radio program for its coverage of the US led invasion of Iraq. The panel upheld only part of the lodged complaints. Overall it found no evidence of biased and anti-Coalition coverage as alleged by the Minister, nor did it uphold his view that the program was characterised by one-sided and tendentious commentary by program presenters and reporters. Of the 17 complaints by the Minister that were upheld, 12 displayed serious bias on the part of the reporters or the program's presenter Linda Mottram.[15] Richard Kenneth Robert Alston (born 19 December 1941) was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate from 1986 to 2004, representing the state of Victoria. ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq without the explicit backing of the United...


In October 2006 ABC Managing Director Mark Scott formally released a new set of editorial guidelines covering news and current affairs, opinion programs, factual programs and performance pieces. The ABC must express "a full range of views in opinion-based programs and ensure that when an opinion is expressed, it is clearly marked as an opinion."[16] The guidelines came into effect in March 2007. Mark Scott is the current Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ...


A Roy Morgan media credibility survey found that 25 per cent of Australian journalists viewed the ABC as Australia's most partisan media outlet, second only to News Limited.[17] News Limited was the principal holding for the business interests of Rupert Murdoch until the formation of News Corporation in 1979. ...


Former ABC journalists and presenters sometimes make the transition to elected office. Labor's Bob Carr, Alan Carpenter, Clare Martin and Mary Delahunty, and the Liberals' Pru Goward are particularly high-profile examples. Robert John Carr (born 28 September 1947), Australian politician, was Premier of New South Wales from 25 March 1995 to 3 August 2005. ... Alan Carpenter Alan Carpenter (born January 4, 1957), Australian politician, is the 28th Premier of Western Australia. ... Clare Majella Martin (born June 15, 1952) is an Australian politician. ... Mary Delahunty is an Australian journalist and politician. ... Pru Goward, © 2001 HREOC Prudence Jane Goward (born September 2, 1952) is Australias Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner Responsible for Age Discrimination with the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. ...


Radio

The ABC began as a network of twelve radio stations: eight in the capital cities and four regional relay stations. From its humble beginnings, ABC Radio now includes five national networks, Radio National, ABC NewsRadio, Triple J, dig and ABC Classic FM; around fifty ABC Local Radio stations and a foreign language shortwave radio service, Radio Australia. The twelve original stations were: Triple J (JJJ) is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ... Dig can refer to: Dig! - a movie Dig - an album by Miles Davis Dig - an album by I Mother Earth DiG - an internet radio station The Dig - a Lucasarts computer game Dig Dug - a 1980s arcade game Weekly Dig - a publication from Boston, USA The process of archaeological excavation dig... ABC Classic FM is Australian classical radio station available in major centres around the country. ... ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly-owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... This article is about an album. ... ABC Radio Australia is the international shortwave radio service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australias public broadcaster. ...

Capital cities:

Relay stations: 5AN is the former name of ABC radio station for Adelaide. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide radio network broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with many various programs, involving news and current affairs, arts, music, society, science, drama and comedy. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, as well as the third largest city in Australia, with a greater metropolitan population of just under two million. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide radio network broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with many various programs, involving news and current affairs, arts, music, society, science, drama and comedy. ... The 3LO radio station began transmission in October 1924 as Melbournes second radio station, behind 3AR. The callsign LO was taken from a London radio station, 2LO. In 1932, 3LO and 3AR were among the first twelve radio stations to come under the ABC. Then in 1942, 3LO and... Melbournes CBD has grown to straddle the Yarra River in three major precincts. ... 720 ABC Perth is a ABC radio station in Perth, Western Australia. ... The Perth skyline viewed from the Swan River This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide radio network with many various programs, involving news and current affairs, arts, music, society, science, drama and comedy. ... 2BL is a ABC radio station in Sydney, Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ...

Corowa (35°59′ S 146°23′ E) is a town in the state of New South Wales in Australia. ... 2NC is an Australian radio station. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Port Pirie is a city located 224 kilometres north of Adelaide in South Australia. ... Mayor Margaret Strelow Area 187 km² Population 59,120 (2003) (ABS) Time zone UTC + 10 Latitude Longitude Rockhampton (or Rocky as it is known by the locals) is a small city and Local Government Area in Central Queensland, Australia, located 42 km inland from the Capricorn coast on the Bruce...

Radio news and current affairs

The ABC's news and current affairs coverage is the most independent in Australia as it is free of the commercial constraints of the commercial news networks. It is also widely regarded in the Australian media industry as the best news coverage in the country. News and current affairs programs broadcast on ABC radio stations across the country are:

  • ABC Radio News (Hourly news updates on Radio National, Local Radio, Classic FM and Triple J)
  • AM (Half hour-long current affairs program broadcast on Local Radio at 8am and Radio National at 7.10am) AM website
  • The World Today (50 minute-long current affairs program broadcast on Local Radio and Radio National at 12:10pm)
  • PM (50 minute-long current affairs program broadcast on Local Radio and Radio National at 6:10pm)
  • Radio National also produces other news, business and current affairs programs, such as Background Briefing, the Health, Law, Religion and Media Reports and The National Interest.
  • Hack on Triple J the only current affairs program on FM radio

AM is one of Australias longest-running current affairs programmes. ... Hack is the title of a current affairs radio program on Australian national radio broadcaster Triple J. The show began at the start of 2004 after a shake up of the stations programming. ... Triple J (JJJ) is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ...

ABC Local Radio

For more details on this topic, see ABC Local Radio.

ABC Local Radio is the ABC's flagship radio station in each broadcast area. There are 46 different ABC Local Radio stations across Australia and they all follow a standard format with local hosts presenting light entertainment, talk back, music, sport and interviews. ABC Local Radio also carries nationally broadcast programming, including AM, PM, The World Today, sporting events and Nightlife. ABC's local radio stations cater for a diverse audience, though most are popular with older audiences. ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly-owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


ABC Radio Grandstand

For more details on this topic, see ABC Radio Grandstand.

"Grandstand" is the banner used for the ABC's coverage of various sporting events broadcast on ABC Local Radio. In many cases, commentators are used to call various sports and are required to have knowledge on a wide range of sports, as opposed to a speciality. ABC Radio Grandstand is a live radio sports focussed commentary and talk-back program which runs on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation local radio network across Australia. ...


ABC Radio National

For more details on this topic, see ABC Radio National.

ABC Radio National can be heard across Australia and broadcasts over 60 special interest programs per week. These programs are about a diverse range of topics including music, comedy, book readings, radio dramas, poetry, science, health, the arts, religion, social history and current affairs. ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide radio network with many various programs, involving news and current affairs, arts, music, society, science, drama, comedy. ...


ABC NewsRadio

For more details on this topic, see ABC NewsRadio.

ABC NewsRadio was previously called the Parliamentary and News Network (PNN). The station was set up to broadcast Australian Federal Parliament and is similar to the BBC Parliament television channel in the UK. It was built around the Parliament's existing broadcast service. PNN was originally set up to relieve other ABC Radio networks from covering Parliamentary sittings. When Parliament is not sitting, the station broadcasts news on a 24/7 format with updates on the quarter-hour. Most of its news comes from ABC News reporters, however it also uses the resources of BBC Radio, NPR, Deutsche Welle and CNN Radio. ABC NewsRadio is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio service devoted to delivering parliamentary proceedings, including Question Time, live and 24-hour news updates and information when parliament is not in session. ... An Australian_Broadcasting_Corporation radio network dedicated to broadcasting the Australian Parliaments Question Time sessions. ... BBC Parliament is a British television channel from the BBC. It broadcasts live and recorded coverage of the British House of Commons and House of Lords, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly. ... ABC News is produced by ABC News and Current Affairs. ... BBC Radio is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... This article is about the German international broadcaster. ... The Cable News Network, usually referred to as CNN, is a cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although the latter is not currently recognized in CNNs official history). ...


Triple J

For more details on this topic, see Triple J.

Triple J (or JJJ) is a national youth radio network, broadcasting new alternative music, particularly Australian music. The station's demographic is 15–25 years. Triple J was formerly known as "Double Jay" when it first hit the airwaves (as an AM station) on 19 January 1975. Triple J (JJJ) is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


DiG

For more details on this topic, see ABC DiG.

"DiG" radio broadcasts over the Internet, pay TV and digital radio. It is not available via a standard radio on AM or FM frequencies. DiG broadcasts a diverse range of music and also plays music submitted by listeners. It presently consists of DiG Radio, DiG Jazz and DiG Country. DiG is a digital radio service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which began in November 2002. ...


ABC Classic FM

For more details on this topic, see ABC Classic FM.

ABC Classic FM was the ABC's first FM service. It was originally known simply as "ABC FM", and for a short time "ABC Fine Music". Its format borrowed heavily from community stations that eventually founded the Fine Music Network, as well as BBC Radio 3. ABC Classic FM is Australian classical radio station available in major centres around the country. ... BBC Radio 3 is a domestic UK BBC radio station, which devotes most of its schedule to classical music. ...


The ABC, through ABC Classic FM, has helped support the ABC-owned state symphony orchestras, chamber music, instrumental recitals, opera, choral and solo singers.


Radio Australia

For more details on this topic, see Radio Australia.

The ABC also operates Radio Australia, an international shortwave service with transmissions aimed at East Asia and the Pacific Islands, although its signals are also audible in many other parts of the world. It features programs in various languages spoken in these regions, including Mandarin, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Khmer and Tok Pisin. ABC Radio Australia is the international shortwave radio service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australias public broadcaster. ... East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms. ... The Pacific Ocean contains an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands; the exact number has not been precisely determined. ... Chinese (written) language (pinyin: zhōngw n) written in Chinese characters The Chinese language (汉语/漢語, 华语/華語, or 中文; Pinyin: H nyǔ, Hu yǔ, or Zhōngw n) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ) is one of the main Austroasiatic languages. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


Radio Australia concentrates on news and current affairs, but it also features historical documentaries, information about Australian lifestyle and culture, and light entertainment. Although it does produce some of its own programming, most of it content consists of relays produced by the domestic Radio National network.


Radio Australia bulletins are also carried on the World Radio Network, available via satellite in Europe and North America. The World Radio Network is a consortium of national public broadcasters from around the world, who share programming on a series of international satellite radio networks. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


It is of little interest to domestic Australian audiences as most of its material is, or has previously been, broadcast simultaneously on the easier to receive domestic ABC networks.


Television

For more details on this topic, see ABC Television (Australia).

The ABC operates two nationwide television channels, ABC TV and the digital-only ABC2. In addition a separate digital network Australia Network provides commercial digital TV services into the Asia-Pacific region. ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1956. ... The ABC or Australian Broadcasting Corporation is the national, Australia. ... 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. ... Bold text Map showing general definition of Asia-Pacific The term Asia Pacific or Asia-Pacific generally applies to the littoral East Asia and South East Asia states that are near the Pacific Ocean, plus the states in the ocean itself (Oceania). ...


On March 7, 2005, the digital-only channel ABC2 was launched.[19] It is largely a combination of the former ABC Kids Channel, short-format news and information programs and retransmission of main channel programs. It screens predominantly repeated ABC news and current affairs programs, compilations of ABC news bulletin stories with some additional reporting, children's programming, music documentaries and state football. Content on ABC2 is restricted by legislation, however these restrictions are being lifted by new digital broadcasting laws. March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This Australian channel is not related to ABC1 in the United Kingdom. ... The ABC Kids Channel was a Digital TV channel in Australia run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, while the brand for childrens programming on ABC TV and ABC2 is called ABC Kids . ...


The Australia Network television service was previously known as ABC Asia Pacific and Australia Television. It is partly funded by Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and partly by advertising. The channel is available free-to-air to East Asia and the Pacific Islands via satellite and local cable systems, and has recently been made available in South Asia and the Middle East. It can also be viewed online through ABC's main website. 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. ... ABC Asia Pacific TV (formerly Australia Television) is an Australian free-to-air international satellite television service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... ABC Asia Pacific TV (formerly Australia Television) is an Australian free-to-air international satellite television service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ... The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is an Australian government department concerned with the relations between Australia and other nations, both in political and economic terms. ... Free-to-air is a phrase used to describe television and radio broadcasts which are available without subscription and without decryption (pay-TV). ... East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms. ... The Pacific Ocean contains an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands; the exact number has not been precisely determined. ... This article is about the geopolitical region in Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


The network is currently available in 8 million homes in more than 35 countries across the region, and more than 190,000 hotel rooms. The network screens a variety of programs from ABC TV itself, including tailor-made news bulletins for the region, and also from the other domestic Australian networks, as well as Sky News and independents. It also carries state-level Australian rules football and rugby league matches, such as the VFL and the Queensland Cup, and British drama serials. One of its foreign affairs programs, Hemispheres, is co-produced with the CBC of Canada, and presented from both Sydney and Vancouver. Hemispheres has since been broadcast on ABC2. The ABC or Australian Broadcasting Corporation is the national, Australia. ... 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 is a full-contact team sport played by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... VFL can refer to: Victorian Football League, an Australian rules football league formerly known as the Victorian Football Association prior to 1996. ... The Queensland Rugby League (QRL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in Queensland. ... Hemispheres is a news and current affairs program, co-produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of over 4,200,000 people, and 151,920, in the city limits. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in south-western British Columbia, Canada. ...


Online

Further information: ABC Online, ABC News Online

An experimental Multimedia Unit was established in 1995, charged with developing policy for the ABC's work in web publishing. This unit continued until 2000, when the New Media division was formed, aggregating the internet output from radio and TV as well as web-original material under one umbrella. ABC News is produced by ABC News and Current Affairs. ...


This division had over a million pages of material published by late 2003 and was instrumental in developing ABC content on other platforms such as mobile phones.


In 2001 the New Media division became New Media and Digital Services, reflecting the broader remit to develop digital platforms such as digital TV. In March 2005 the division launched the ABC2 free-to-air digital TV channel, the successor to the shortlived Fly TV and the ABC Kids Channel digital services. Fly TV was an ABC television channel available to digital television viewers in Australia. ... The ABC Kids Channel was a Digital TV channel in Australia run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, while the brand for childrens programming on ABC TV and ABC2 is called ABC Kids . ...


In conjunction with the ABC's radio division, New Media and Digital Services implemented the ABC's first podcasts in December 2004. By mid-2006 the ABC had become an international leader in podcasting with over 50 podcast programs delivering hundreds of thousands of downloads per week, including trial video podcasts of The Chaser's War on Everything and JTV. Podcasting is a way of publishing sound files to the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed and receive new audio files automatically. ...


In February 2007, however, the decision was taken to split the ABC's online efforts up and pass their control out to the divisions they relate to - decentralising the ABC's online production. Essentially the New Media & Digital Services division was dissolved and divided up amongst other areas of the ABC - a new Corporate division was instated - and a new, as yet not clearly defined, Innovations area was also created. The effects of this move are still to be seen.


Among the most notable websites are:


ABC News Online

A comprehensive local news coverage of Australia, including stories from the ABC's 36 regional bureaux. It also provides extensive national news and international news from an Australian perspective. It provides several daily broadband video bulletins of general news as well as sport, business and rural news.


ABC Science Online

ABC Science Online, also Known as the "The Lab", is an online service reporting science related news. It features in-depth articles and analysis on current scientific issues, and various pages for children, featuring Karl Kruszelnicki, a popular Australian scientist who made his debut on the ABC.


ABC Enterprises

ABC Enterprises is the commercial Division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The Division is comprised of ABC Retail, ABC Consumer Publishing and Content Sales, and ABC Resource Hire. It was established in 1974 with all profits from the sale of consumer product and production services returned to the Corporation to reinvest in program-making.

It now operates over 40 retail shops and 80 centres, an international delivery service on the Internet as well as developing and licensing ABC brands and programs, and providing production resource hire to the general public and industry alike. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1410x968, 237 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Australian Broadcasting Corporation Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1410x968, 237 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Australian Broadcasting Corporation Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Charlestown Square, a large shopping centre in Charlestown, New South Wales, is the largest in Lake Macquarie, with over 190 stores. ... Charlestown is the largest town within the city (i. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ...


ABC Shop Online

The ABC Shop Online (at http://www.abcshop.com.au) is a shopping website operated by ABC Enterprises. It sells DVDs, CDs, books, toys, clothing, music downloads and mobile phone products related to programming on ABC TV and Radio, and Australian culture in general.


ABC Consumer Publishing and Content Sales

Develops and licenses products and brands related to ABC programming selling to both the general public and wholesale TV and radio markets worldwide.


ABC Resource Hire

Offers a range of production services including costume hire, sound stage and studio facilities, venue hire and event staging.


Orchestras

In the 1920s, recording technology was still relatively primitive. All ABC programs were broadcast live until 1935, including music. For this purpose, the ABC established broadcasting orchestras in each state, and in some centres also employed choruses and dance bands. There are currently six state symphony orchestras:

The orchestras were incorporated in the 1990s but remain wholly under ABC ownership, co-ordinated by Symphony Australia. They have evolved into platform orchestras and play a major role in Australia’s culture life. The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was founded as a 17 player radio ensemble in 1936, in Adelaide, South Australia. ... The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was founded by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1934 as one of its radio orchestras. ... Sydney Symphony Orchestra, now known as the Sydney Symphony, is a symphony orchestra based in Sydney, Australia. ... The Queensland Orchestra, was created in 2001 through the merger of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the Queensland Philharmonic, an independent chamber, ballet and opera orchestra. ... The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is based in Hobart, Australia but plays regular concerts around Tasmania. ... The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), often known as the Orchestra of the West is the premier professional orchestra of the state of Western Australia. ... Symphony Australia is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) subsidiary company providing orchestral support network and national Artist Development program for the: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra The Queensland Orchestra Sydney Symphony Orchestra Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra West Australian Symphony Orchestra Through the alliance between the ABC and the Symphony Australia...


GPO Box 9994

The ABC's mailing address is post office box number 9994 at the General Post Office in each state capital. A persistent urban legend maintains that 9994 is a reference to the lifetime Test batting average of Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman. Supposedly, Sir Charles Moses, a longtime managing director of the ABC and personal friend of Bradman's, arranged for this number to be used. The story has been denied by the ABC: indeed, the broadcaster was not assigned the box number until after Moses's successor, Sir Talbot Duckmanton, had retired.[20] The term General Post Office is or has been used by a number of postal and telecommunications governmental administrations worldwide, including: United Kingdom until 1969, see Post Office UK. After 1981 see Royal Mail for a continuing history of the British Post Office. ... An urban legend or urban myth is a kind of modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Sir Donald George Bradman AC (August 27, 1908 — February 25, 2001), often called The Don, was an Australian cricketer who is universally regarded as the greatest batsman of all time. ... Sir Charles Moses (born January 21, 1900 in Little Hulton, Lancashire, England, died February 9, 1988 in Sydney, Australia) headed the Australian Broadcasting Commission (to become the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1983) from 1935 until 1965. ...


Management

General Managers[11]
  1. Sir Charles Moses (1935–65)
  2. Sir Talbot Duckmanton (1965–82)
  3. Keith Jennings (1982-83)
Managing Directors
  1. Geoffrey Whitehead (1983–86)
  2. David Hill (1986–94)
  3. Brian Johns (1994–99 )
  4. Jonathan Shier (1999–2002)
  5. Russell Balding (2002–06)
  6. Mark Scott (2006–present)
Chairs
  1. Sir Richard Boyer (1945–61)
  2. Dame Leonie Kramer (1982-83)
  3. David Hill (?–1986)
  4. Ken Myer (? - 1992; died in office)
  5. Bob Somervaille
  6. Professor Mark Armstrong
  7. Donald McDonald (1996–2006)
  8. Maurice Newman (2007-present)

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References

  1. ^ a b c d Inglis, Ken (13 November 2002). Aunty at seventy: a health report on the ABC (pdf). Friends of the ABC.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Appendix 1: The Character and composition of the ABC'S Governing Body 1932-2001 Friends of the ABC Submission to the Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee, Friends of the ABC, accessed from the Friends of the ABC website November 29, 2006
  3. ^ Restructure of ABC Board webpage of Senator the Hon Helen Coonan Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, accessed November 27, 2006
  4. ^ Staff-elected Director Scaleplus website, accessed November 26, 2006
  5. ^ Establishment of Australian Broadcasting Corporation Board ScalePlus Website, accessed November 26, 2006
  6. ^ a b About the board ABC website, accessed November 26, 2006
  7. ^ Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 Scaleplus website, accessed November 26, 2006
  8. ^ a b c Membership of Board Scaleplus website, accessed November 26, 2006
  9. ^ Tenure of Managing Director Scaleplus website, accessed November 26, 2006
  10. ^ Above Board? Methods of appointment to the ABC Board: Chapter 2 - The selection criteria - who should be on the board?]. Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee, ABC Board inquiry report. Parliament of Australia (September 2001). Retrieved on 2006-11-04.
  11. ^ a b c Submission to the Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References Committee (pdf). Friends of the ABC (August 11, 2001). Retrieved on 2006-12-06.
  12. ^ Caldwell, Alison (24 February 2005). ABC critic appointed to board of directors. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 2006-11-28.
  13. ^ Marriner, Cosima (3 May 2003). Anthropologist on ABC Board. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 2006-11-28.
  14. ^ Colvin, Mark (15 June 2006). Govt appoints ABC board members. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 2006-11-28.
  15. ^ Cave, Peter (10 October 2003). ABC bias review panel ruling released. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  16. ^ Guidelines to counter ABC bias claims. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (10 October 2003). Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  17. ^ Why Australians Don’t Respect The Media
  18. ^ About ABC Canberra. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (28 November 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-28.
  19. ^ ABC broadcasts digital TV plans. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (27 August 2004). Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  20. ^ Inglis, Ken (13 November 2002). Aunty at seventy: a health report on the ABC (pdf). Friends of the ABC. p8

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See also

ABC Kids is the brand for childrens programming on ABC TV 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. ... This article describes, in detail, all of the Australian television channels. ... List of Australian radio stations. ... The Boyer Lectures began in 1959 as the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Lectures. ...

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