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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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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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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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Les Murray signs off from SBS

Les Murray, one of the first presenters on SBS, has made his final sign-off from the network as its coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup has wound up. A newspaper journalist in the early 1970s, Murray had been a commentator of the Philips Soccer League when the former 0-10 Network had broadcast rights in the late …

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SBS launches Join In slogan

SBS will use its coverage of the FIFA World Cup to launch its new branding slogan, ‘Join In’. The new slogan replaces ‘Seven Billion Stories’ which originally launched as ‘Six Billion Stories’ in 2008. The new network promo features SBS employees and personalities with the message that in this culturally diverse society we should appreciate our …

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Mike Munro among Queen’s Birthday Honours

Newsreader Mike Munro (pictured), TV vet Dr Harry Cooper, sporting commentators Ray Warren and Phil Gould, members of The Seekers and TV presenter Richard Wilkins are among those to be awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014. OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Professor Paul Grabowsky — “For distinguished service to …

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