Tag: SBS

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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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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