|Branding ABC TV|
First air date 19 November 1956
|Affiliations ABC Television|
Call letters' meaning ABC Victoria
|Channels Analog: 2 (VHF)
Digital: 12 (VHF)|
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABV is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Melbourne, Victoria. The station began broadcasting on 19 November 1956 and is transmitted throughout the state via a network of relay transmitters. ABV was the second television station founded in Victoria with HSV-7 which opened at the same month of 1956 as the first TV station in Victoria. The studios are located in Southbank and Elsternwick, and transmitter at Mount Dandenong.
ABV follows a schedule nearly identical to that of other statewide ABC Television stations, allowing for time differences and some local programming - including news, current affairs, sport and state election coverage.
ABC News Victoria is presented by Ian Henderson from Monday to Thursday and Tamara Oudyn from Friday to Sunday. The weeknight bulletins also incorporate weather forecasts presented by Paul Higgins as well as a national finance segment presented by Alan Kohler. The main fill-in presenters are Guy Stayner, Frances Bell, Paul Higgins and Gloria Kalache.
ABV also carries live coverage of Victorian Football League matches on Saturday afternoons during the season and the finals of the TAC Cup.
Past programming produced at ABV-2 included Corinne Kirby's Let's Make a Date, the popular children's fantasy Adventure Island, the multi-award winning miniseries Power Without Glory, entertainment show The Big Gig and the iconic youth music program Countdown.
Early efforts by the station included Variety View (1958-1959), Melbourne Magazine (1957), Sweet and Low (1959) and Melody Time (1957-1959).
The first dramatic production by the station was a live, 30-minute play called Roundabout which aired on 4 January 1957.
ABV Channel 2 moves to new studios at Ripponlea in 1958, ABC’s existing Melbourne television studios in Gordon Street, Elsternwick and set to expand its premises in inner-city Melbourne with construction of a new television studio.
The following stations relay ABV throughout Victoria:
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