ABT (TV Station)
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ABT TV Station

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation logo (1974-).svg
Hobart, Tasmania
ChannelsDigital: 8 (VHF)
Virtual: 2
AffiliationsABC Television
OwnerAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
First air date4 June 1960
Call letters' meaningABC Tasmania
Former channel number(s)Analog: 2 (VHF)(1960-2013)
Transmitter power200 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
Height1024 m (analog)
1042 m (digital)[1]
Transmitter coordinates42°53?51?S 147°14?10?E / 42.89750°S 147.23611°E / -42.89750; 147.23611 (ABT)

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

ABC News Tasmania is presented Guy Stayner from Monday to Thursday and Angela Ross from Friday to Sunday. Weather is presented by Simon McCulloch on weeknights. The weeknight bulletins also incorporate national finance segment presented by Alan Kohler in Melbourne.

Network programming

Relay stations

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


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

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