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2016

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.

Read the News Release here. (PDF)

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.

Read the media release here (PDF).

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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Adelaide United vs. Western Sydney Wanderers on SBS 2.

SBS 2's coverage of the 2016 Hyundai A-League Grand Final will kick off this Sunday, 1 May from 4.30pm. This year's current premiers Adelaide United will take on Western Sydney Wanderers at Adelaide Oval.

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SBS commissions Struggle Street series two

SBS today announced the commissioning of a second series of observational documentary series Struggle Street.  

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Renowned artist Tony Albert meets some of Australia’s most exciting contemporary Indigenous artists in NITV’s Colour Theory

Colour Theory returns to NITV with award-winning host Tony Albert exploring the worlds of some of the country’s most exciting contemporary artists. Delving into the personal journeys of Julie and Clive Freeman, Karla Dickens, Frances Belle Parker and Jason Wing, the new series paints our screens with vibrant stories of history, culture and pride that unearth techniques to preserve cultural traditions through contemporary visual storytelling.  

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SBS Radio appoints Dr Eman Sharobeem as Community Engagement Manager

SBS Radio has appointed Dr Eman Sharobeem to the role of Community Engagement Manager, responsible for developing and implementing strategies to deepen engagement and grow relationships with communities and stakeholders.

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SBS Eurovision Radio Launches on 1 May

The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will take over Stockholm, Sweden from 11 May with contestants from 43 countries set to compete. SBS Radio invites fans to kick off Eurovision celebrations early with SBS Eurovision Radio, your non-stop soundtrack to the world's biggest song contest, broadcasting 24 hours a day from 1 to 15 May. Tune into SBS Radio 4 on digital radio or stream online or via the SBS Radio App.

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Tuesday nights on SBS 2 go Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Comedian, writer, actress and political commentator Samantha Bee brings her sassy, smart and satirical point of view to a range of current and relevant issues in her very own late night comedy show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which premieres Tuesday, 26th April at 8.00 on SBS 2 and on SBS On Demand.

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