|Sydney, New South Wales|
|Channels||Digital: 12 (VHF)|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
First air date
|5 November 1956|
Former channel number(s)
|2 (VHF) (analog) (1956-2013)|
Call sign meaning
|ABC New South Wales|
|ERP||200 kW (analog)|
50 kW (digital)
|HAAT||168 m (analog)|
205 m (digital)[note 1]
ABN is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Sydney. The station began broadcasting on 5 November 1956. Its original studios were located in Gore Hill, New South Wales and were in use up until March 2004, when they were co-located with ABC Radio, Radio Australia, ABC-TV Set Construction and ABC Australia at the Corporation's headquarters in the inner city suburb of Ultimo, New South Wales. Its main transmitter, however, remains at Gore Hill. The station can be received throughout the state through a number of relay transmitters, as well as satellite transmission on the Optus Aurora platform.
ABN Sydney opened on 5 November 1956 with full-time colour broadcasting introduced in March 1975.
For more than 40 years, Gore Hill was best known as the location of the ABC's Sydney television studios, which were fully opened in 1958 and which operated until 2002, when the site was closed and sold off. Later, the ABC moved its television operations to its broadcasting centre in Ultimo.
The station has also carried a number of programs originally produced at Channel 31 stations in other states (programs such as Aurora Community Channel & National Indigenous Television.
ABN commenced digital television transmission in January 2001, broadcasting on VHF Channel 12 while maintaining analogue transmission on VHF Channel 2.
The analogue television signal for Sydney, Gosford and surrounding areas was shut off at 9.00am AEDST, Tuesday, 3 December 2013.
ABN's schedule is similar to the national ABC schedule, with the exception of some news, current affairs, sport and occasionally, election programming.
ABC News New South Wales is presented by Juanita Phillips (Sunday - Thursday) and Jeremy Fernandez (Friday & Saturday). The weeknight bulletins also incorporate NSW weather forecasts presented by Graham Creed as well as a national finance segment presented by Alan Kohler in Melbourne.
Nicole Chettle and Chris Bath are fill in presenters for the bulletin.
|2 & 21||ABC TV||SD|
|20||ABC TV HD||HD|
|22||ABC Kids/TV Plus||SD|
The following stations relay ABN throughout New South Wales:
|First air date||3rd letter's
|Transmitter coordinates||Transmitter location|
|ABCN||Central Tablelands||Orange||1 (VHF)[note 2]
|31 March 1964||Central Tablelands||160 kW
|ABDN||Grafton/Kempsey||Coffs Harbour||2 (VHF)[note 3]
|28 June 1965||160 kW
|ABGN||Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area||Griffith||7 (VHF)[note 2]
|25 July 1966||Griffith||200 kW
|ABHN||Newcastle/Hunter River||Newcastle||5A (VHF)[note 4][note 3]
|5 June 1963||Hunter River||200 kW
|ABLN||Broken Hill||Broken Hill||2 (VHF)[note 5]
|14 December 1965||5 kW
|ABMN||South Western Slopes and Eastern Riverina||Wagga Wagga||0 (VHF)[note 2]
|30 April 1965||200 kW
|1 January 1974||MungindI||0.1 kW||59 m||Mungindi|
|ABQN||Central Western Slopes||Dubbo||11 (VHF)[note 6][note 2]
|12 September 1966||400 kW
|Mount Cenn Cruaich|
|ABRN||Richmond and Tweed||Lismore||6 (VHF)[note 3]
|20 April 1964||Richmond and Tweed||200 kW
|ABSN||Bega/Cooma||Bega||8 (VHF)[note 2]
|29 June 1966||South East||200 kW||428 m||Brown Mountain|
|ABTN||Manning River||Taree||6 (VHF)[note 7][note 3]
|29 April 1966||Taree||315 kW
|ABUN||Upper Namoi||Tamworth||7 (VHF)[note 3]
|27 September 1965||Upper Namoi||72 kW
|ABWN||Illawarra||Wollongong||56 (UHF)[note 8][note 2]
|28 October 1963||Wollongong||960 kW