Tag: SBS

Jan 01 2016

Obituary: Brian Johns

Brian Johns, former managing director of ABC and SBS, has died in Sydney at the age of 79 after a battle with cancer. Queensland-born Johns was a journalist at newspapers including The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald and magazine The Bulletin. He went on to become Principal Adviser in the Department of Prime Minister and …

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Jan 01 2016

WIN and Nine have a Happy New Year

The Nine Network and WIN Television have reached a short-term agreement to extend the regional network’s access to Nine’s programming. WIN’s prior contract to the Nine Network expired on New Year’s Eve and both parties had been negotiating for months over the terms of a renewed affiliation. This included setting the share of advertising revenue that …

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Dec 31 2015

And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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Nov 30 2015

Seven wins 2015

The ratings year has come to an end. While the Seven Network claims the overall contest (6pm-12mn, 5 cities), as usual each of the players have claimed various prizes and achievements of their own. The Nine Network, coming second overall in prime time, has claimed to have victory over the advertiser-friendly demographics of 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s. …

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Nov 22 2015

50 years of TV in Mildura

The Mildura district in north west Victoria was the last in the state to receive television. Like most other regional areas in the heavily populated eastern states, Mildura was to have two television stations — a national service from the ABC and a local commercial channel. Plans to establish television in the region began as early as 1953, three …

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Nov 10 2015

SBS Food Network’s launch schedule

SBS has announced the opening schedule for its new food and lifestyle channel, Food Network. Food Network launches at 1.00pm AEDST on Tuesday 17 November but is now running a promo reel on Channel 33. Programming consists largely of titles sourced through an output deal with US packager Scripps Network Interactive, interspersed with repeat segments of …

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Oct 25 2015

Starting from zero… 35 years of SBS TV

This weekend marks 35 years since Bruce Gyngell (pictured) announced “Good evening, and welcome to multicultural television,” on the opening night of Channel 0/28 — the network that is now SBS. The birth of 0/28 and multicultural television came five years after the launch of ‘ethnic’ radio stations in Sydney and Melbourne that would eventually come under the …

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Oct 22 2015

Food Network launches 17 November

SBS has unveiled details of its new food channel, Food Network, which is to begin transmission on Tuesday 17 November. Food Network, to be available on digital channel 33, will feature locally-made product from SBS combined with programs sourced through a licencing agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive — producer of food and lifestyle programs from around the …

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Sep 30 2015

SBS announces new channel for foodies

SBS has today announced that it will be launching Australia’s first free-to-air channel dedicated to the world of food. It’s a natural extension for a genre that SBS has embraced both on television and online. It’s Thursday night food and lifestyle programs, featuring local and overseas titles, are already popular with viewers. The new channel, …

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Feb 11 2015

Australia gains wildcard entry into Eurovision Grand Final

Australia has long held a fascination with the Eurovision Song Contest — with the annual pop extravaganza first being broadcast on SBS back in 1983 — but this year things step up a few dozen notches with the news that Australia will be competing at this year’s contest. As part of the 60th year celebration …

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