ABW (TV station)

ABW (TV station)

Infobox_Broadcast
call_letters = ABW
city =
station_
station_slogan =
station_branding =
analog = 2 (VHF)
digital = 12 (VHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = ABC Television
network = ABC Television
founded =
airdate = 7 May, 1960
location = Perth, Western Australia
callsign_meaning = ABC Western Australia
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Australian Broadcasting Corporation
licensee =
sister_stations =
former_affiliations =
effective_radiated_power = 200 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
HAAT = 262 m (analog)
284 m (digital) [HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.]
class =
facility_id =
coordinates = coord|32|0|38|S|116|5|4|E|type:landmark_scale:2000|name=ABW
homepage = [http://www.abc.net.au/tv/ www.abc.net.au/tv]

ABW is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Perth, Western Australia. The station began broadcasting on 7 May 1960 from studios are in East Perth and its transmitter is at Bickley. The station is relayed throughout the state by a number of transmitters as well as on the Optus Aurora free-to-view satellite television platform.

2005 saw ABC TV Perth move from the Adelaide Terrace studios to East Perth.

"ABC News Western Australia" is presented by Karina Carvalho (news), Alan Kohler (finance) and Russell Woolf (weather). On weekends Craig Smart presents news and weather, and Trevor Jenkins local sport. The Western Australian edition of "Stateline" is presented by Rebecca Carmody.

Relay Stations

The following stations relay ABW throughout Western Australia:Notes:
*1. HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.
*2. ABCW was on VHF channel 4 from its 1966 sign-on until the late 1970s, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate FM radio.
*3. ABDW originally broadcasted on VHF channel 10.
*4. ABKAW originally broadcasted on VHF channel 7.
*5. ABMW was on VHF channel 10 from its 1974 sign-on until 1987, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate a new TV station in Perth on channel 10 (NEW).

ee also

*Television broadcasting in Australia

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