Tag: SBS

ABC-SBS merger? again?

Newspaper reports in recent days have indicated that there could be moves, again, to merge our two national broadcasters, ABC and SBS. And, of course, ABC boss Mark Scott thinks it’s not such a bad idea: “We think there are opportunities for efficiencies to be made whilst ensuring the independence and integrity of two great …

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TV and the Olympic Games

The Games Of The XXIX Olympiad have kicked off in Beijing in an opening ceremony exhibiting Chinese history and culture in a show of technical marvel and precision. Now, for the next two weeks, Australian viewers will be served by wall-to-wall coverage across two networks, Seven and SBS, both promising around fourteen hours a day …

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YouTube: We’ve been YouTube’d!

Not content with just sharing YouTube clips from other members, we’ve now taken the next step ourselves and launched our own YouTube channel. Thanks to the wonders of cheap DVD recorders, we can now bring you some select moments of TV’s past – hopefully some of which are new to YouTube. The first YouTube video …

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SBS – no longer ‘sex before bedtime’

  Australia’s second national broadcaster SBS has today unveiled its new brand and corporate identity – encompassing radio, television and online outlets.  The new logo comes after recent re-branding efforts this year by ABC and Nine. ‘Six billion stories and counting..’, the new tagline that accompanies the new logo, aims to affirm the SBS position …

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Europe’s living a celebration…!

The biggest event on the SBS calendar is almost upon us with the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, now only weeks away -and as well as the contest’s annual parade of cheesy Europop, this year there’s more to get excited about. This year’s contest, for the first time in the …

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Six billion stories… SBS

January this year marked the return of Nine‘s balls with the network’s revamped image as it tries to win back #1 position in the ratings.  February marked the advent of ABC1 as our national broadcaster ABC set out to “redefine television” by re-branding its two channels. And now, SBS is set to also ring in …

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The Year That Was… #9: Game shows sing, spell and con through ’07

Game shows are a staple in any TV network’s diet, but this year saw an absolute gluttony on the genre as new titles were unleashed onto the viewing public. The game show battle started in January when Seven launched The Rich List hosted by Andrew O’Keefe (pictured), already of Deal Or No Deal fame. The …

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The Year That Was… #6: Drama makes a comeback

The year 2006 brought on all sorts of doom and gloom about TV drama production; ABC didn’t have money to make any, Seven had axed Blue Heelers after 12 years of loyal service, Ten had some luck with telemovies but Tripping Over didn’t fare so well, and their only ongoing production was the veteran soap …

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Christmas cheer from SBS! (1983)

More cheesy celebrity smiles at Christmas! Christmas usually brings out the inevitable Santa costumes – and in 1983, Network 0/28 host Basia Bonkowski was no exception, accompanied by newsreader George Donikian who instead opted for the traditional Greek costume. Source: TV Week, 24 December 1983

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An unlikely New Year’s tradition

Television often gives us quirky traditions that become a part of popular culture – and SBS is guilty of probably the two quirkiest on Australian TV – the Eurovision Song Contest in May, and every New Year’s Eve it presents Dinner For One. Dinner For One was a comedy sketch regularly performed in British music …

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