ABC (TV station)

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This article is about the local Canberra based studio. For the national television network, see ABC Television.
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Channels Digital: 9A (VHF)
Translators Analog: ABC49 Conder
ABC55 Mount Taylor
ABC56 Fraser
ABC60 Tuggeranong Hill
Digital: ABC59 Mount Taylor and Tuggeranong Hill
Affiliations ABC Television
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
First air date 18 December 1962
Call letters' meaning Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Canberra
Former channel number(s) 3 (VHF) (1962–1996)(analog)
9 (VHF) (1996–2012)(analog)
Transmitter power 160 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
Height 349 m (analog)
362 m (digital)[1]
Transmitter coordinates 35°16′32″S 149°5′52″E / 35.27556°S 149.09778°E / -35.27556; 149.09778 (ABC)

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 and its main transmitter is at Black Mountain.

ABC Canberra studios

Local programming[edit]

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

A new 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]