2017

SBS explores and celebrates distinctive Indigenous stories for National Reconciliation Week

In the lead up to and during National Reconciliation Week 2017 (27 May – 3 June), SBS is exploring powerful Indigenous stories, marking significant historical events and celebrating Indigenous achievement, with a range of special programming across the network.

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NITV and BuzzFeed News present, Cold Justice, an Indigenous cold case series

NITV and BuzzFeed News’ collaboration, Cold Justice, is a cold case series with a twist.

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NITV honours National Reconciliation Week 2017 with special programming line-up

NITV will be honouring National Reconciliation Week 2017 with an extensive programming line-up and a broad scope of national on air coverage.

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Australia’s Isaiah places ninth in Eurovision Grand Final

Australia’s Isaiah has placed ninth in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.

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Brand new season of hit comedy The Family Law airs on SBS.

Everyone’s favourite almost-functional Asian Australian family, The Laws, are back – returning with a double episode of The Family Law on Thursday, 15 June at 8.30pm on SBS.

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SBS announces ensemble cast for new SBS drama 'Safe Harbour'

SBS is pleased to announce a stellar, award-winning ensemble cast to star in the new Matchbox Pictures produced drama series, Safe Harbour.

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SBS announces winner of the Diversity Works Challenge

SBS is proud to announce Surf Life Saving Australia as the winner of the 2017 Diversity Works Challenge, with their campaign concept developed by KWP! in Adelaide.

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The Handmaid’s Tale premieres in Australia exclusively on SBS On Demand from 6 July

The highly anticipated adaptation of acclaimed author Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel The Handmaid’s Tale, from MGM Television, makes its Australian premiere exclusively on SBS On Demand, with the full series available to stream from Thursday, 6 July.

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SBS announces Australia's 2017 Eurovision Jury members

SBS announce Australia’s 2017 Eurovision Jury members

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Eurovision 2017 begins on SBS

The Eurovision Song Contest is about to begin in Kyiv, Ukraine, as Isaiah takes the stage representing Australia for our shot at Eurovision glory. 

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SBS’s interactive animation My Grandmother’s Lingo wins 2017 Webby Award

SBS’s interactive animation My Grandmother’s Lingo has been awarded with a 2017 Webby Award for Best Use of Interactive Video.

With 13,000 entries from all 50 U.S. states and over 70 countries, and 3.5 million votes cast in The Webby People’s Voice Awards, the Webby Awards are coveted international accolades with winners representing excellence on the internet. 

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Exclusive SBS Radio exposes exploitation of Vietnamese migrants in Melbourne eateries

An exclusive investigation led by SBS Radio’s Vietnamese program has uncovered exploitation and underpayment of migrant workers in Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne, with international Vietnamese students sharing their experiences of being expected to work excessive hours for hourly rates as low as six dollars.

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Statement from SBS

10 April 2017

SBS has been alerted to calls that have been made to people within the Australian Egyptian community from someone claiming to be an SBS employee, seeking donations in aid of those affected by recent attacks targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt. This is a scam and SBS has notified the authorities.

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SBS Diversity Works Challenge shortlist revealed

Eight Australian brands in the running for SBS air time with campaigns that reflect and showcase Australia’s diversity

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SBS becomes first Australian free-to-air broadcaster with two nationwide HD channels

SBS is the first Australian free-to-air broadcaster to provide two nationwide HD channels to audiences, following the launch of SBS VICELAND in high definition (HD) on Saturday 8 April, on channel 31. 

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