Type of site
|News and current affairs|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Editor||Gaven Morris (Director of News, Analysis & Investigations)|
ABC Online, known simply as part of the ABC, is the brand name for the online services of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, managed by the ABC Digital Network Division (formerly ABC Innovation). It covers a large network of websites including those for ABC News, television, radio, and video-on-demand through ABC iView.
ABC News is one of Australia's largest and most-visited web sites, according to Alexa the eleventh-most popular in the country. It currently contains over 5 million pages.
The ABC established its original Multimedia Unit in 1995,to manage the Corporation's website (launched in August that year). Although the unit at first relied upon funding allocation to the Corporation's television and radio operations, in subsequent budgets it began to receive its own. The ABC provided live, online election coverage for the first time in 1996, and limited news content began to be provided in 1997.
ABC Online became a part of ABC New Media and Digital Services when the Multimedia division was renamed and changed to an 'output division' similar to Television or Radio.'Broadband news' services were introduced in 2001.
In 2008, Crikey reported that certain ABC Online mobile sites in development were planned to carry commercial advertising.Screenshots, developed in-house, of an ABC Grandstand sport page include advertising for two private companies. Media Watch later revealed that the websites were to be operated by ABC Commercial and distinguished from the main, advertising-free, mobile website by a distinct logo.
In December 2019, a refreshed ABC homepage was launched as default. It was available for public testing earlier in the year however.It's likely that other ABC sites and pages (such as news articles) will be updated to this new style in the near future.
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The history of broadcasting in Australia has been shaped for over a century by the problem of communication across long distances, coupled with a strong base in a wealthy society with a deep taste for aural communications in a silent landscape. Australia developed its own system, through its own engineers, manufacturers, retailers, newspapers, entertainment services, and news agencies. The government set up the first radio system, and business interests marginalized the hobbyists and amateurs. The Labor Party was especially interested in radio because it allowed them to bypass the newspapers, which were mostly controlled by the opposition. Both parties agreed on the need for a national system, and in 1932 set up the Australian Broadcasting Commission, as a government agency that was largely separate from political interference.
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