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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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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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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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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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Ratings 2014: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2014. 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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And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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The rise of Lee Lin Chin

For over 20 years Lee Lin Chin has been the quiet achiever of SBS news. She has read the weekend news with authority and, as the years went on, an insight into her exquisite wardrobe. Her taste in fashion was also explored in the SBS series Fashionista. But then, this year, she found herself embracing self-parody …

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Seven wins 2014

The television ratings have ended for another year. While Seven has claimed the main prize, it is a contest where Nine and Ten also find something to celebrate. Nine claims it has won the contest for the advertiser-friendly younger demographics and for the 6.00pm news battle. Ten, which just scraped ahead of ABC after being beaten by them last …

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ABC to cut 400 staff

On the eve of the 2013 election, then opposition leader Tony Abbott succinctly promised “no cuts to the ABC or SBS”. ABC staffers today learned that 400 jobs will go amid a restructure that will see television production wound down in the smaller capital cities. The corporation is also embarking on a program of 40 efficiency measures …

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