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2016

SBS commissions a second season of hit comedy The Family Law

SBS today is pleased to announce a second season of The Family Law is in production.
The Family Law first hit screens in January this year to critical acclaim, securing an average national audience of 417,000* across the series, was the highest viewed program on SBS On Demand throughout its season, and attracted a huge 1.1 million views for its exclusive Facebook-first premiere. 


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VICELAND TO LAUNCH IN AUSTRALIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SBS

VICE, the global youth brand, will partner with Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) to launch a new channel in Australia

The channel will feature all-new shows covering culture, music, sports, fashion, technology and more from around the world

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SBS On Demand brings audiences dramatically more with world dramas launch

SBS On Demand gives Australians a reason to snuggle up on their sofas this winter and binge-watch some of the world’s best dramas with the launch of world drama box sets on the streaming service from today.

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SBS encourages kids to celebrate language with national competition

SBS has partnered with Community Languages Australia (CLA) to launch the inaugural SBS National Languages Competition from 20 June to 29 July. The exciting new initiative aims to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia.

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SBS Election Exchange is in your Community

SBS is in your community talking politics in your language.


The SBS Election Exchange is a series of community-based events hosted by SBS Radio’s language programs in the lead up to the 2016 Federal Election. SBS Radio invites locals to come along, meet their local candidates and join the debate.

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SBS appoints Joel Noble as SBS Head of Creative Service

SBS has appointed Joel Noble as SBS Head of Creative Services in the Marketing team.


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SBS offers more home-grown content for Arabic-speaking Australians

Following the success of SBS Arabic24, SBS will launch a new, locally produced and hosted program on Monday 30 May, 2016. Presented by Suha Najjar ‘Al Bayt Baytak’ will deliver news, entertainment and music to keep Arabic-speaking Australians informed and inspired each weekday from 8 until 11am.

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SBS congratulates DNA Songs and Dami Im as 'Sound of Silence' wins best original composition at Eurovision 2016

SBS today congratulated DNA Songs, the creators of Dami Im’s Eurovision hit ‘Sound of Silence’, who have been recognised for the best and most original composition at Eurovision’s annual Marcel Bezençon Awards.

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Australia's Dami Im through to the Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest

Australia’s Dami Im has been voted through to the Eurovision Grand Final.

Dami performed her song ‘Sound of Silence’ on the Eurovision stage overnight in Stockholm, wowing the crowd in the arena, the worldwide viewing audience, and the voting juries in each country.

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SBS secures historical hit drama series Roots

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery, recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive, and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.

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SBS Radio Explores Identity in 70 Languages

 Who are we? And where do we come from? As a multicultural nation, there is an ongoing discussion about what it means to be Australian today.

From 15 May to 5 June, 'SBS Explores Identity' will examine what makes us who we are "from genetics to our cultural roots, from our shared passions to our individual identities" across the network with the flagship documentary DNA Nation at the centre.

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Daryl Karp reappointed as non-executive director of SBS Board

SBS has welcomed the reappointment by the Federal Government of Daryl Karp as non-executive director of the SBS Board for a second five year term.

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SBS welcomes report into rural and regional broadcasting

SBS today welcomed the Communications and the Arts Standing Committee report on Arts and the News to Rural and Regional Australia.

The report commends SBS for the programs and services it is providing for multicultural Australia.

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Australian audiences to benefit from SBS’s triennial funding outcome

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid has welcomed an additional $15.1 million in funding for SBS in tonight’s 2016 Federal Budget, on top of its base funding allocation over the next three years.

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2016 Eurovision Jury members

All rise! The Australian Eurovision Jury has been called to duty.
The Eurovision Song Contest voting procedure is legendary – and as unconventional as the performances.

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