is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
's television station in Melbourne
. The station began broadcasting on 19 November 1956 and is transmitted throughout the state via a network of relay transmitters and also ABV is the second television station 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 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.Ian Henderson
presents ABC News Victoria
on weeknights, with Paul Higgins (weather) and Alan Kohler
(national finance, presented from Melbourne). Tamara Oudyn
presents weekend bulletins. The main fill-in presenters are Susie Reins, Frances Bell and Beverley O'Connor
. ABC News Breakfast'
s Vanessa O'Hanlon is the main fill in weather presenter.
The weekly local current affairs program, 7.30 Victoria
is broadcast each Friday night at 7:30pm and presented by Josie Taylor.
ABV also carries live coverage of Victorian Football League
matches on Saturday afternoons during the season and the finals of the TAC Cup