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ABW (TV station)

ABW is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Perth, Western Australia. The station began broadcasting on 7 May 1960 from studios on Adelaide Terrace in downtown Perth and its transmitter 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.


In 2005 the station moved to a new digital broadcast centre in East Perth.


ABC News Western Australia is presented by James McHale, Rebecca Dollery for weather on weeknights and Pamela Medlen on weekends. Trevor Jenkins presents local sport bulletins on Saturdays and Sundays. The weeknight bulletins also incorporates a national finance segment presented by Alan Kohler in Melbourne.

The Western Australian edition of 7.30 is presented by Andrew O'Connor each Friday night.

Due to different time zones, ABW also receives a local version of the Midday Report produced from the ABN Sydney studios.

ABW used to carry live coverage of West Australian Football League matches every Saturday afternoon throughout the season until 2014. TVW now carries this along with the other seven network stations i.e. SAS, HSV

In February 2013 ABW was the first TV station in Western Australia to start producing a national news bulletin at 5.30pm. Due to different time zones in Australia, the bulletin goes live to air on the east coast at 5.30pm and a separate local edition is produced for the west coast.

ABW commenced digital television transmission in January 2001, broadcasting on VHF Channel 12 while maintaining analogue transmission on VHF Channel 2.

The analogue signal for ABW was shut off at 9.00am Western Standard Time, Tuesday, 16 April 2013.

Relay stations

The following stations relay ABW throughout Western Australia:


ABW (TV station) Wikipedia

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