HSV (TV station)

HSV is a television station in Melbourne. It is part of the Seven Network, one of the three main commercial television networks in Australia, and its first and oldest station, having been launched in time for the 1956 Summer Olympic Games in Melbourne. HSV-7 is the home of the AFL coverage.

Melbourne, Victoria
ChannelsDigital: 6 (VHF)
Virtual: 7
BrandingSeven Melbourne
AffiliationsSeven (O&O)
OwnerSeven West Media
(Channel Seven Melbourne Pty Ltd)
First air date
4 November 1956; 65 years ago (1956-11-04)
Former channel number(s)
Analog: 7 (VHF) (1956–2013)
Australian Television Network (1956–1963)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
ERP200 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
HAAT555 m (both)[1]
Transmitter coordinates37°50′8″S 145°20′52″E

The HSV building (also known as 'Broadcast Centre Melbourne') was the network's operations hub, where the Master Control Room was located for all metropolitan and regional feeds to be controlled. Programming line-up, advertisement output, feed switching, time zone monitoring and national transmission output was previously delivered here. All Seven Network owned and operated studios used to have their live signals relayed here: for instance, ATN's output was fed to HSV and then transmitted via satellite or fibre optics to the towers around metropolitan Sydney. In 2019 however, this function was transferred to a new play-out centre in Sydney as part of a joint venture with the Nine Network. As with the other Melbourne terrestrial stations, its original transmission tower was atop Mount Dandenong (Victoria).

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