Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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TV station ( public service )
Program type Full program
reception DVB-C , DVB-S and DVB-T
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Start of transmission 1929 (radio); 1956 (television)
owner Government of Australia
List of TV channels

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ( ABC ) is a public service broadcaster in Australia that operates several television (including ABC , ABC Comedy , ABC Me , ABC Kids and ABC News ) and radio ( Radio National , News Radio , Radio Australia , Triple J , ABC Classic , various local radios ).


The company was founded in 1929 as a private radio station under the name Australian Broadcasting Company and was taken over by the Australian government in 1932 under the name Australian Broadcasting Commission . With the Australian Broadcasting Act in 1942, the ABC was given the opportunity to decide whether to broadcast political speeches regardless of government regulations. In 1956 a television program began to be broadcast, and by 1971 each state had its own television station. Color television was introduced in Australia in 1975. After another name change, the broadcasting company was finally given its current name Australian Broadcasting Corporation on July 1, 1983 . Digital television started in 2001, digital radio and a video-on-demand online service ( “iview” ) were introduced in 2009.

Australia Network

In December 2011, the Australian government decided to let the international television network Australia Network operate permanently through the public service broadcaster ABC. In the previous, complicated and controversial bidding process , Sky News was involved in addition to ABC .

Web links

Commons : Australian Broadcasting Corporation  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. cf. Australian Broadcasting Act - Part II / 2
  2. cf. 40 years of color TV
  3. cf. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation - a brief summary of its history
  4. cf. The Television Revolution Has Begun! - Press release
  5. Timothy Gassin: Comment: New direction needed for the Australia Network . In: Media Spy. February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012.