This TV channel is not to be confused with American Broadcasting Company, an American TV station.
ABC Television was the television branch of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, launched in 1956. TUGS premiered on ABC in Australia on 10 June 1991 and continued to run in syndication until 11 June 1993. ABC had also first aired Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends on 6 April 1987. Thomas and TUGS are both considered classic ABC shows.