Tag: SBS

Jul 31 2017

Obituary: Les Murray

Former SBS sports presenter Les Murray has passed away at the age of 71. Born in Hungary as László Ürge, he came with his family to Australia in the late 1950s as refugees fleeing the Russian occupation. In the early 1970s he became a journalist and later commentated the Philips Soccer League for the 0-10 …

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Apr 09 2017

SBS Viceland switches on HD

SBS has made a quiet adjustment to its television transmissions. On Saturday 8 April SBS launched a High Definition broadcast of its secondary channel SBS Viceland (formerly SBS2). The new HD signal, on Channel 31, is in tandem with SBS Viceland’s standard definition broadcast currently on Channel 32. SBS’ primary channel continues its HD broadcast …

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Feb 04 2017

Ratings 2016: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2016. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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Dec 31 2016

TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

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Nov 28 2016

Seven wins 2016

For the tenth year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 7 February to 26 November, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 30.2%, followed by Nine (26.7%), Ten (18.8%), ABC (17.6%) and SBS …

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Nov 13 2016

SBS Viceland: The first week

This Tuesday at 4.00pm, SBS launches its new channel, SBS Viceland. The new channel, operating in a content licencing agreement with US-Canadian content provider VICE, replaces SBS2 but will maintain some SBS2 programming such as the daytime foreign-language news bulletins, A-League football and regular series The Feed, South Park, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Brooklyn …

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Oct 04 2016

SBS Viceland launches 15 November

SBS Viceland, the new joint venture between SBS and US content producer Vice, is to launch on 15 November at 4.00pm. The new channel, first announced back in June, will replace the current SBS2 channel and will also be available via SBS On Demand. SBS promises that the new channel will feature “the best of …

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Jun 23 2016

Vice is coming to SBS2

SBS and American company Vice Media have entered into a partnership to launch a new channel. Vice, which formed in 1994, now has a cable channel Viceland  in the US and Canada and operates in 30 countries providing content and programming across multiple platforms. Vice Australia has been producing digital content since 2003. Its video series covering the Indigenous experience …

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Feb 23 2016

Ten’s HD message blurring definition

Network Ten has announced that it will be launching a high definition simulcast of its main Ten channel on Wednesday 2 March. The announcement, which relates to Ten’s signal in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, follows the Nine Network‘s move to simulcast its main channel in high definition back in November — with ABC set …

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Jan 09 2016

Ratings 2015: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2015. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs (including those various reality show ‘winner announced’ segments that are not actual programs), Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended …

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Permanent link to this article: http://televisionau.com/2016/01/ratings-2015-the-final-scorecard.html