Tag: SBS

Apr 17 2008

Six billion stories… SBS

January this year marked the return of Nine‘s balls with the network’s revamped image as it tries to win back #1 position in the ratings.  February marked the advent of ABC1 as our national broadcaster ABC set out to “redefine television” by re-branding its two channels. And now, SBS is set to also ring in …

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Dec 28 2007

The Year That Was… #9: Game shows sing, spell and con through ’07

Game shows are a staple in any TV network’s diet, but this year saw an absolute gluttony on the genre as new titles were unleashed onto the viewing public. The game show battle started in January when Seven launched The Rich List hosted by Andrew O’Keefe (pictured), already of Deal Or No Deal fame. The …

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Dec 22 2007

The Year That Was… #6: Drama makes a comeback

The year 2006 brought on all sorts of doom and gloom about TV drama production; ABC didn’t have money to make any, Seven had axed Blue Heelers after 12 years of loyal service, Ten had some luck with telemovies but Tripping Over didn’t fare so well, and their only ongoing production was the veteran soap …

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Dec 21 2007

Christmas cheer from SBS! (1983)

More cheesy celebrity smiles at Christmas! Christmas usually brings out the inevitable Santa costumes – and in 1983, Network 0/28 host Basia Bonkowski was no exception, accompanied by newsreader George Donikian who instead opted for the traditional Greek costume. Picture: TV Week, 24 December 1983

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Dec 13 2007

An unlikely New Year’s tradition

Television often gives us quirky traditions that become a part of popular culture – and SBS is guilty of probably the two quirkiest on Australian TV – the Eurovision Song Contest in May, and every New Year’s Eve it presents Dinner For One. Dinner For One was a comedy sketch regularly performed in British music …

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Dec 08 2007

The Year That Was… #2: SBS makes its own news

If there can be only one constant in television land, it is change – and nobody is immune from it. In years gone by we’ve seen changes both behind and in front of the cameras at all networks with varying levels of success. This year it was SBS‘ turn to ring in some major changes …

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Aug 27 2007

Do we need SBS?

The Sydney Morning Herald has published an opinion piece by Paul Sheehan pondering the issue, do we need SBS? Mr Sheehan is of the opinion that SBS, created at a time when there was little alternative media available, and which continues to cost taxpayers many millions of dollars a year for something that is only …

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