ABC TV Channels


ABC1 is Australia's pre-eminent provider of quality television, offering a diverse range of programming with a distinctive Australian focus.


During the day, ABC for Kids on 2 screens pre-school content for young children. After 6pm, ABC2 switches over to alternative, entertainment programming for adults. Standard definition (SD), digital only channel.


ABC3 is created for school kids 6 - 15 years-old. Distinctively Australian, commercial free and designed for maximum fun, it broadcasts daily from 6am - 9pm. Standard Definition (SD), digital only channel.

ABC News 24

Our 24-hour news channel features continuous, commercial-free coverage of major breaking stories in Australia and around the world. High-Definition (HD), digital only channel.

ABC iView

Catch up on the latest from ABC TV whenever you want to, in full screen. Watch your favourite TV shows on your computer, gaming device or internet-connected TV. ABC iView is a video streaming service. More info here

See the ABC's Reception Advice website for detailed information on how to receive our digital TV channels, and the latest on any interruptions to services.

More ways to enjoy ABC TV

Now there are other ways to watch TV programs when and where you want to.

Watch OnlineABC iView is a broadband service offering full-length programs as seen on ABC TV, and iView originals ranging from arts to anime. Programs are added every day; most programs are available for 14 days. A fast internet connection is required. iView is available on some gaming consoles and internet-connected TVs, as well as a free app for iPad.

Download to computer – Many ABC TV programs have dedicated websites where they present full episodes and/or video highlights to either stream online or download as Windows Media or MP4 files to watch off-line. You can even subscribe to download new episodes in a series automatically (with free RSS or video podcasting software). See the Watch Now section for the full list of program websites that offer video in these various formats.

Mobile – A variety of ABC content is now available on certain mobile phones, including news, movie reviews, triple j TV content and TV guide information. ABC iview is now available as a free iPad app and many of our TV shows even have dedicated iPhone applications. See the latest apps and content at our Mobile Services website.

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Corrections & Clarifications

ABC TV is committed to correcting significant errors when they occur. Our corrections page lists significant ABC TV errors and clarifications in the one place. Errors are sometimes brought to our attention by audience members. If you wish to draw our attention to errors, go to our contact page.

What's New

ABC iview is now mobile with the launch of our free iPad app. Catch up on the best programs from ABC1, ABC2, ABC3 and ABC for KIDS as well as live streaming of ABC News 24 and ABC iview exclusives on your iPad.

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How to get ABC News 24

The HD channel has been reallocated to ABC News 24. The ABC only has a specific amount of digital spectrum in which to broadcast all its services. To launch ABC News 24, we need the spectrum currently being used to broadcast our ABC1 HD channel. More info

Have Your Say/ Contact Us

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Get ABC TV on your desktop

Now you can get quick and easy access to your favourite ABC TV news, sport and entertainment direct to your desktop, blog or website by installing an ABC widget. A widget provides automatically updated content in a small, compact window that you can embed on any webpage. You can choose one of our pre-made widgets, or build your own by choosing the content and colour you want. Once you've made yours, you can also share it with friends. Get the new iView Widget by simply clicking on the 'Get this Widget today' button at the bottom of this widget.

If you have any further questions about widgets check out the FAQ section.