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The AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY was a consortium of entertainment interests formed in 1929 to supply radio programs for broadcast on the former "A-class" transmitters contracted to the Federal Government
Federal Government
's National Broadcasting Service. The Royal Commission of 1927 had recommended full nationalisation in the style of the BBC
BBC
, but the conservative government of the time chose this out-sourced approach instead. As each of the "A-class" licences expired during 1929 and 1930, the Commonwealth acquired and then maintained the station's transmitters and studios, while the programming was supplied by the Australian Broadcasting Company.

Funding was supplied through licences rather than through advertising. However, licence fee income was low, jeopardising its viability.

The contract with the Australian Broadcasting Company expired on 30 June 1932 and thereafter programming for the National Broadcasting Service was provided by the newly established Australian Broadcasting Commission . The Australian Broadcasting Company continued as a separate entity, eventually acquiring interests in "B-class" licences, and was prominent in the industry until at least the 1950s.

CONTENTS

* 1 See also

* 2 References

* 2.1 Inline citations * 2.2 General references

SEE ALSO

* History of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
* History of broadcasting in Australia

REFERENCES

INLINE CITATIONS

* ^ Linking A Nation Australian Heritage Council

GENERAL REFERENCES

* History of Australian radio * From Commission to Corporation - 75 years of the ABC

* v * t * e

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

* ABC Board * Michelle Guthrie
Michelle Guthrie
(Managing Director: 2016–present) * James Spigelman
James Spigelman
(Chairman: 2012–present)

ABC TELEVISION

CURRENT CHANNELS

* ABC * ABC HD * ABC2 * ABC Kids * ABC Me * ABC News

DEFUNCT CHANNELS

* ABC Kids (2001–03) * Fly TV
Fly TV
* Australia Plus

STATIONS

* ABC New South Wales (ABN) * ABC Victoria (ABV) * ABC Queensland (ABQ) * ABC South Australia (ABS) * ABC Western Australia (ABW) * ABC Australian Capital Territory (ABC) * ABC Northern Territory (ABD)

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NATIONAL STATIONS

* ABC Classic FM
ABC Classic FM
* ABC NewsRadio * Radio National * Triple J
Triple J

ABC LOCAL RADIO

* ABC Radio Sydney * ABC Radio Melbourne * ABC Radio Brisbane * ABC Radio Perth * ABC Radio Canberra
ABC Radio Canberra
* ABC Adelaide * ABC Radio Darwin * 1233 ABC Newcastle * ABC Radio Hobart

DIGITAL-ONLY STATIONS

* ABC Jazz * ABC Country * ABC Radio Grandstand * ABC Extra * Double J * Triple J
Triple J
Unearthed

STREAMING-ONLY STATIONS

* ABC Classic 2

INTERNATIONAL STATIONS

* Radio Australia (managed by ABC International)

ABC INNOVATION

* ABC NOW * ABC iview * ABC Online

ABC INTERNATIONAL

* Radio Australia * Australia Plus

ABC COMMERCIAL

* ABC Events * ABC Music * ABC DVD * ABC Magazines * ABC Licensing * ABC Classics

DEPARTMENTS

* ABC Sport
ABC Sport
* ABC Rural * ABC News

HISTORY

* History of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
* Australian Broadcasting Company * Lange v. ABC

SEE ALSO

* Boyer Lectures * Symphony Australia * Freeview * Commonwealth Broadcasting Association
Commonwealth Broadcasting Association

* Subscription television in Australia * Television in Australia

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Telecommunications

HISTORY

* Beacon * Broadcasting * Cable protection system * Cable TV * Communications satellite * Computer network * Drums * Electrical telegraph * Fax * Heliographs * Hydraulic telegraph * Internet
Internet
* Mass media * Mobile phone * Optical telecommunication * Optical telegraphy * Pager * Photophone
Photophone
* Prepaid mobile phone * Radio * Radiotelephone * Satellite communications * Semaphore
Semaphore
* Smartphone
Smartphone
* Smoke signals * Telecommunications history * Telautograph
Telautograph
* Telegraphy * Teleprinter
Teleprinter
(teletype) * Telephone * The Telephone Cases * Television * Timeline of communication technology * Undersea telegraph line * Videoconferencing * Videophone * Videotelephony * Whistled language

PIONEERS

* Edwin Howard Armstrong * John Logie Baird * Paul Baran * Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
* Tim Berners-Lee * Jagadish Chandra Bose
Jagadish Chandra Bose
* Vint Cerf
Vint Cerf
* Claude Chappe * Donald Davies * Lee de Forest * Philo Farnsworth * Reginald Fessenden * Elisha Gray * Erna Schneider Hoover * Charles K. Kao * Hedy Lamarr * Innocenzo Manzetti * Guglielmo Marconi
Guglielmo Marconi
* Antonio Meucci
Antonio Meucci
* Radia Perlman * Alexander Stepanovich Popov
Alexander Stepanovich Popov
* Johann Philipp Reis * Nikola Tesla * Camille Tissot * Alfred Vail * Charles Wheatstone
Charles Wheatstone
* Vladimir K. Zworykin
Vladimir K. Zworykin

Transmission media

* Characteristic impedance
Characteristic impedance
* Coaxial cable
Coaxial cable
* Electromagnetic radiation * Electrical cable * Free-space optical communication * Heaviside condition
Heaviside condition
* Loading coil * Molecular communication * Optical fiber * Telegrapher\'s equations

Network topology and switching

* Links * Nodes * Terminal node * Network switching (circuit * packet ) * Telephone exchange

MULTIPLEXING

* Space-division * Frequency-division * Time-division * Polarization-division * Orbital angular-momentum * Code-division

NETWORKS

* ARPANET
ARPANET
* BITNET<