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2014

Silvia Colloca joins SBS in new series Made In Italy

Silvia Colloca, actress, opera singer and author of hit cookbook Silvia’s Cucina, will serve up an Italy rarely seen by tourists during a culinary celebrazione in Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca. In this sumptuous and picturesque new series Silvia takes a journey back to her homeland to introduce her family and present her love of healthy, hearty Italian fare.

Premieres Thursday 27 November at 8pm on SBS ONE .

Read the Media Release here (PDF).

SBS statement on the passing of Caterina de Nave

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid pays tribute to SBS Commissioning Editor Caterina de Nave.

Read the statement here.

SBS commissions new Australian drama series The Principal

SBS is thrilled to announce the commission of a gritty new four-part Australian drama series for 2015, The Principal.


From the producers of RAKE and JACK IRISH and the writers of EAST WEST 101, The Principal is a story of intrigue and personal identity set against the backdrop of a boys’ high school in turmoil in South West Sydney.

Read the news release here


SBS’s multiplatform coverage of the 2014 Tour de France a success

The 2014 Tour de France finished in style yesterday with its iconic homecoming through Paris to the finish line on the Champs Elysées.

Read the News Release here (PDF)

MEDIA RELEASE: SBS’S FIFA WORLD CUP MULTI-PLATFORM BROADCAST A SUCCESS WITH TV AUDIENCES UP 15% ON 2010’S FINAL

Yesterday morning the 2014 FIFA World Cup came to a close, after 25 days of play in Brazil, with Germany claiming their 1-0 victory over Argentina.

For the first time in its nearly 30 year history of World Cup coverage, SBS built on its exclusive broadcast offering, delivering content across more platforms than ever before; TV, radio, online, tablet and mobile, providing more opportunities for Australian audiences to engage with SBS’s World Cup content and more opportunities for its sponsors to align with its exclusive coverage.

Read the News release here (PDF).

SBS ON DEMAND Launches in beta on HbbTV enabled Televisions

SBS’s dedicated catch-up viewing service, SBS ON DEMAND, will now be available to the public in beta (pre-release test version) via HbbTV enabled televisions, which are launching in Australia in coming months.

Read the Media Release here (PDF).

The world’s greatest race, Tour de France on SBS

2014 has been a monumental year in sport and sports broadcasting for SBS, and now all eyes turn to France for the biggest race on the world’s cycling calendar - the 2014 edition of the Tour de France.

SBS will show every stage of the Tour de France live and exclusive, as well as twice daily highlights in the morning and evening, starting from Saturday 5 July.

Read the News Release here (PDF)

RATINGS RELEASE: 2.28 MILLION TUNE IN TO SBS TO WATCH THE SOCCEROOS TAKE ON CHILE MAKING IT THE MOST WATCHED PROGRAM

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Live match between Australia and Chile had audiences up and ready to watch our Socceroos take on the Chilean team. Even though the match was a loss for the Aussies, conceding 1-3 to Chile, Australian audiences watched in their millions to see our boys in the Green and Gold. The Australia vs Chile match averaged 2,276 Million (1,741 Million Metro + 535,000 Regional), achieving 67.1% Metro FTA Share and 47.8% Regional FTA Share and a peak audience of 2,805 Million (Metro + Regional).

Read the News Release here (PDF).

RATINGS RELEASE: SBS’S COVERAGE OF THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP REACHES 2.1 MILLION VIEWERS ON THE FIRST DAY

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off yesterday with the host team, Brazil, taking on Croatia and winning 3-1. The live opening match on SBS ONE averaged 520,000 (428,000 Metro + 92,000 Regional), with a Metro FTA Share of 40.3%, a Regional FTA Share of 17.5% with a peak audience of 708,000 (Metro + Regional).

Read the News Release here (PDF).

SBS INVITES ALL AUSTRALIANS TO ‘JOIN IN’ WITH NEW BRAND EXPRESSION

 SBS is thrilled to announce the start of a new brand expression inviting all Australians to explore and celebrate diversity. 


Join in invites all Australians to experience, explore and celebrate diversity in all its forms, and will commence as the world spotlight shines on Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, live and exclusive on SBS. 

As 32 countries come together for the pinnacle global sporting event, the Join in brand campaign will launch during the Socceroos’ first match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ on Saturday 14 June, which airs from 8:00am on SBS ONE.  

SBS is asking all Australians to Join in with and enjoy content which brings a unique and different perspective to Australian life. 
Read the news release here

SBS serves up two top cooks one big night

SBS continues to lead the way in commissioning with two deliciously tasty, brand new food series to captivate and delight on one big night. Shane Delia’s Spice Journey Turkey and Adam Liaw’s Destination Flavour Down Under, will premiere on 31 July to heat up the winter season of mouth-watering Thursday night food offerings only on SBS ONE.

Read the News Release here

Media Release - Les Murray - End of an Era - SBS’s Mr Football steps down after The 2014 FIFA World Cup

SBS today announced the 2014 FIFA World CupTM in Brazil will mark Les Murray’s last as SBS Chief Football Host and Editorial Supervisor, ahead of his semi-retirement later this year after 34 years with SBS.

Read the News Release here (PDF).

SBS explores identity in 2015 - four major documentary commissions announced

SBS has secured Screen Australia funding for four major documentary commissions to air in 2015; DNA Nation, Harry, Struggle Street and the return for a third season of the Rose d’Or and International Emmy winning and ground-breaking series Go Back To Where You Came From.

Read the Media Release here (PDF).

MEDIA RELEASE: SBS ANNOUNCES BIGGEST & BEST WORLD CUP PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

SBS has today announced its complete slate of programming for the 2014 FIFA World CupTM season with more news, analysis and features than ever before; a show dedicated to the Socceroos and the live online streaming of all 64 matches for the first time.

Read the News Release here (PDF).