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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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Jan 29 2014

Obituary: Peter Benardos

Peter Benardos, one of the pioneers of television in Australia, has died at the age of 85. Born in Mittagong, NSW, Benardos began his career in radio, working as a panel operator at Sydney radio station 2GB. He later became involved in the development of television in Australia. In the 1970s he was a director …

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Nov 13 2010

Eric Fullilove

Film and television producer and director Eric Fullilove, one of the names behind legendary series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo and a pioneer producer for SBS, has died at the age of 85. An established film producer with many years’ experience, English-born Fullilove first came to Australia with the Royal Navy in 1952 to film the detonation …

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