ABT (TV station)

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Hobart, Tasmania
Channels Digital: 2 (VHF)
Affiliations ABC Television
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
First air date 4 June 1960
Call letters' meaning ABC Tasmania
Former channel number(s) 2 (VHF)(analog)
Transmitter power 200 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
Height 1024 m (analog)
1042 m (digital)[1]
Transmitter coordinates 42°53′51″S 147°14′10″E / 42.89750°S 147.23611°E / -42.89750; 147.23611 (ABT)
Website www.abc.net.au/tv

ABT is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Hobart, Tasmania. It began broadcasting on 4 June 1960, with studios in inner city Hobart and transmitter at Mount Wellington.

The analogue signal for ABT was shut off at 9.00am AEST, Tuesday, 9 April 2013.


Local programming[edit]

ABC News Tasmania is presented by Peter Gee on weeknights with weather presenter Simon McCulloch. Weekend bulletins are presented by Angela Ross. The weeknight bulletins also incorporate national finance segment presented by Alan Kohler in Melbourne.

7.30 Tasmania, a locally produced current affairs program, airs every Friday night at 7:30 pm and is presented by Airlie Ward.

Network programming[edit]

Relay stations[edit]

The following stations relay ABT throughout Tasmania:

Call Region served City Channels
First air date 3rd letter’s
Transmitter coordinates Transmitter location
ABKT King Island King Island 11 (VHF)3
57 (UHF)
14 January 1972 King Island 2.6 kW
6.5 kW
190 m
198 m
40°2′11″S 144°1′0″E / 40.03639°S 144.01667°E / -40.03639; 144.01667 (ABKT) Gentle Annie
ABNT North Eastern Tasmania Launceston 32 (UHF)3
41 (UHF)
29 July 1963 North Eastern 2000 kW
1250 kW
847 m
847 m
41°23′30″S 147°25′36″E / 41.39167°S 147.42667°E / -41.39167; 147.42667 (ABNT) Mount Barrow


  • 1. HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.
  • 2. ABNT was on VHF channel 3 from its 1963 sign-on until 2002, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate FM radio.
  • 3. Analogue television services ceased operation April 9, 2013 as part of the national conversion to digital television

See also[edit]


  1. ^ HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.