Tag: SBS

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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When female newsreaders were “the good news”

The novelty of ABC‘s first female TV newsreader 40 years ago showed that attitudes to women on television were very different to now. “Australia’s newest sex symbol is not a naughty nurse from The Young Doctors. She’s not even a titillating teacher from Glenview High, or a passionate policewoman from Cop Shop. Believe it or …

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Obituary: Sir Nicholas Shehadie

Sir Nicholas Shehadie, former chairman of SBS, has died at the age of 92. Born in Sydney of Lebanese descent, Shehadie developed an early interest in sport and was picked for the Randwick Rugby Club at age 15. He went on to play 30 Tests and 100 games for Australia, and captained the Wallabies. After …

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Ratings 2017: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2017. 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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Seven wins 2017

For the eleventh 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 12 February to 2 December, and excluding the two weeks around Easter — Seven scored 29.6%, followed by Nine (28.1%), Ten (18.0%), ABC (17.1%) and SBS …

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Obituary: Les Murray

Former SBS sports presenter Les Murray has passed away at the age of 71. Born in Hungary as László Ürge, he came with his family to Australia in the late 1950s as refugees fleeing the Russian occupation. In the early 1970s he became a journalist and later commentated the Philips Soccer League for the 0-10 …

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SBS Viceland switches on HD

SBS has made a quiet adjustment to its television transmissions. On Saturday 8 April SBS launched a High Definition broadcast of its secondary channel SBS Viceland (formerly SBS2). The new HD signal, on Channel 31, is in tandem with SBS Viceland’s standard definition broadcast currently on Channel 32. SBS’ primary channel continues its HD broadcast …

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Ratings 2016: The final scorecard

OzTAM, the official ratings ‘umpire’, has released its final reports for the calendar year 2016. 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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TV At 60: Where was the party?

This year marked the 60th anniversary of Australian television… although the three networks to reach the milestone — ABC, Seven and Nine — all failed to do anything significant to mark this diamond anniversary. In the past the networks, particularly Seven and Nine, would have pulled all stops to promote the past achievements of themselves …

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