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SBS World Movies: The first week

SBS has released its first program guide for its new channel, World Movies. World Movies commences broadcasting on 1 July on Channel 32. It will broadcast in high definition only, alongside Viceland HD on Channel 31 and SBS HD on Channel 30. Times apply for all states. P = Premiere screening RPT = Repeat Monday …

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SBS bringing movies back home

SBS has announced plans to launch a new 24-hour-a-day movie channel from 1 July. The new channel will broadcast in high definition. SBS will become the only Australian network to have three high-definition channels, with SBS on Channel 30, SBS Viceland on 31 and the new channel on 32. The new channel marks a significant …

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1979: SBS television makes its debut

It was on 24 October 1980 — United Nations Day — that Bruce Gyngell (pictured above) announced, “Good evening, and welcome to multicultural television”, as he launched Channel 0/28. We now know it as SBS television. But it was 40 years ago this week that SBS made its first television appearance. The new Special Broadcasting …

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Ratings 2018: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2018. The reports include consolidated audience figures for the Top 20 programs, Top 20 multi-channel programs, the most time-shifted programs and where each free-to-air network and channel ended the year. Plus there are rankings for the Top 20 Subscription TV programs …

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2018: Switches, surprises and goodbyes

There were lots of big TV news stories this year, but the news that will have had the biggest impact on viewers comes down to sport. And there has been a lot of movement and dollars splashed around in that department this year. The swapping of Australia’s two biggest summer sports between networks has brought …

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The 8th AACTA Awards

ABC and Foxtel were the big winners in the television categories of the 8th annual AACTA Awards, held at the The Star Event Centre in Sydney over two events — a non-televised presentation held on Monday afternoon (pictured above), hosted by Kat Stewart and Nazeem Hussain, and the televised ceremony on Wednesday night, hosted by …

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Seven wins 2018

For the twelfth year in a row the Seven Network has claimed the ratings year (5 cities, 6pm-12mn). For the weeks 7 to 48 — covering the period from 11 February to 1 December, and excluding the weeks around Easter and the Commonwealth Games — Seven scored 30.4%, followed by Nine (27.4%), Ten (17.4%), ABC …

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SBS appoints new Managing Director

James Taylor has been appointed as the new managing director of SBS. He has been acting in the role since 2 October, following the departure of Michael Ebeid, and will be formally appointed effective 22 October for a five-year term. SBS chairman Dr Bulent Hass Dellal AO said:  “The Board has great confidence in James’ …

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Lee Lin Chin signs off from SBS

The Queen has left the building! SBS newsreader and fashion icon Lee Lin Chin gave a dignified sign off from her last SBS World News bulletin earlier this evening. Ending almost 30 years at the SBS news desk, Chin once again impressed with her eccentric fashion that has become her trademark. She also received tributes from …

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Michael Ebeid leaving SBS

SBS chief executive officer and managing director Michael Ebeid has announced his intention to step down from the broadcaster. Ebeid’s last day at SBS will be 1 October, almost seven-and-a-half years since taking over as managing director in 2011. In a statement issued by SBS, Ebeid said: “My decision to step down has been one …

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