"ABC1" redirects here. For other uses, see ABC1 (disambiguation).

For the NSW ABC station, see ABC NSW
For the Victorian ABC station, see ABC Victoria
For the Queensland(ish) ABC station, see ABC Queensland
For the South Australian ABC station, see ABC South Australia
For the Western Australian ABC station, see ABC Western Australia
For the Tasmanian ABC station, see ABC Tasmania
For the Canberra(ish) ABC station, see ABC Canberra
For the NT ABC station, see ABC Darwin


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ABC TV (first era)


Abc tv -1956

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At the Gore Hill studios in Sydney, ABN-2's first television broadcast was inaugurated by prime minister Robert Menzies on 5 November 1956.



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ABC 1965

In the early years, ABC TV had been using Lissajous curves with its initials, ABC TV, inside it as fillers in-between programmes. A staff competition was conducted on 1 July 1963 to create a new logo for use on television, stationery, publications, microphone badges and ABC vehicles.

The ABC logo featured on idents and promos was modified in 1996 to a similar design to that seen in 1963 on the first design. The logo was hand drawn by persons featured in the promos and idents.


ABC Lissajous

Due to the start of colour test transmissions, ABC TV's logo was modified to a thickened variant on 19 October 1974 and it was also changed to a crossover design. To celebrate the Australian Bicentenary, on Australia Day in 1988, the idents were updated. The original set of idents were titled "Natural Textures of Australia", with a following called "Man Made Textures of Australia".



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On 1 January 2001, with the introduction of digital TV in Australia, ABC TV's logo was again modified, but this time rendering it in a 3D silver color and losing its crossover design.


ABC TV (2002)

In January 2002 (prior to the ABC's 70th anniversary that began in July), ABC TV's logo changed back to the crossover design, however it still kept the 3D silver texture. The channel's idents are based upon the previous on-air look, with a silver ring morphing into the logo, but set in elemental backgrounds (fire, ice, and leaves).



On 19 December 2005, the channel's idents were revamped featuring a slightly modified ABC logo transforming into a television. The slogan used with this logo was There's more to Television.



ABC1 logo

On 8 February 2008, the channel was renamed as ABC1 with its logo (adopting a blue colour theme) updated concurrently with ABC2 (in a yellow theme). In addition to this, the slogan There's more to Television was rebadged to It begins with 1. After concerns in some sections of the media that the 43-year-old Lissajous curve logo was to disappear completely, ABC management reaffirmed that it would remain in use by the corporation.


ABC1 logo 2011

On 6 February 2011, 3 months before ABC2's rebrand, the channel was rebranded with new idents and a new on-air logo, with a new slogan "Think Entertainment". The aim of the rebrand was to communicate that ABC1 isn't only a source of news and current affairs, but also a channel for entertainment.

ABC TV (second era)


ABCTV 2014-blue

On 20 July 2014, ABC1 changed its name back to "ABC TV" with a refreshed on-air presentation. The logo also changed back to the 1974 Lissajous curve (see above), with slight gradient areas around the overlap junctures, to simulate a shadow and the change was accompanied with a new slogan: #ourABC. The slogan then changed again on 31 December 2017 to "Yours", as the ABC was undergoing a broadcaster-wide rebrand.


ABC Lissajous

The original 1974 logo was reinstated in February 2019 with the launch of a new on-air design package. The current idents feature a picture-in-picture theme which pays homage to the 1988 idents.