ABV-2 Melbourne began transmission on 19 November 1956. This logo was used in articles promoting the launch of the channel. The callsign stood for ABC Victoria.
On 29 April 1963, relay station ABEV-1 Bendigo began transmission, this was followed on 20 May by ABRV-3 Ballarat.
On September 30, 1963, relay station ABLV-4 Latrobe Valley began transmission, this was followed on 28 November by ABGV-3 Goulburn Valley then on 15 December 1964 by ABAV-1 Upper Murray, on 30 July 1965 by ABSV-2 Swan Hill, and on 22 November by ABMV-4 Mildura/Sunraysia.
In July 1981, ABWV-5A Western Victoria began transmission. In order to accomodate FM radio, ABRV-3 moved to VHF-11 sometime around 1991. It would move again in 2000 to UHF-42 in order to accomodate digital television in Melbourne. Other relay stations, such as ABGV-3, ABLV-4, and ABMV-4, would also move in 1991 to accommodate FM radio (to ABGV-40, ABLV-40, and ABMV-6 respectively). In 1992, a Como inner-city translator would open in Melbourne on UHF-61.
Television in Victoria