ABC1 (until 2008 ABC Television or ABC-TV) is a national public television network in Australia. Launched on 5 November 1956 it is the responsibility of the ABC's television division, and is available nationally.
576i (16:9 SDTV)
ABC1 is required by charter to meet certain programming obligations. Although it has a strong focus on news and current affairs, it also presents documentaries and educational programmes, children's shows, drama, light entertainment comedy and variety, and sports.