ABT (TV station)
|Channels||Digital: 8 (VHF)|
|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)
The analogue signal for ABT was shut off at 9.00am AEST, Tuesday, 9 April 2013.
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.
The following stations relay ABT throughout Tasmania:
|First air date||3rd letter’s
|Transmitter coordinates||Transmitter location|
|ABKT||King Island||King Island||11 (VHF)3
|14 January 1972||King Island||2.6 kW
|ABNT||North Eastern Tasmania||Launceston||32 (UHF)3
|29 July 1963||North Eastern||2000 kW
- 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
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