While The Easybeats had Friday on their mind, RocKwiz have Monday on theirs when the new season launches on Monday March 24 with a special episode saluting Australian songwriters Harry Vanda and George Young.
Season 12 kicks off with a live show recorded at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre in December last year where RocKwiz paid tribute to Vanda and Young - Australia’s most famous songwriting and production team. From The Easybeats to Flash and The Pan, to producing material for The Angels and AC/DC, Vanda and Young were responsible for some incredible music. This special episode pays loud and loving tribute to an important slice of our musical history.
SBS has updated the Codes of Practice which outline the principles
and policies SBS follows in fulfilling its Charter to provide
multilingual and multicultural radio, television and digital media
services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians.
Codes of Practice set the benchmark for SBS programming and detail its
obligations on matters such as television program classification,
advertising and sponsorship, and complaints handling.
SBS will broadcast all stages of the Giro d’Italia, the first of cycling’s three Grand Tours, LIVE for the very first time from 9 May to 1 June on SBS ONE and online at www.sbs.com.au/CyclingCentral. SBS will also show daily highlights of the iconic cycling race.
In an Australian first, SBS has secured the international streaming rights for the SBS 2 broadcast of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 on Sunday March 2 at 8.30pm.
Mardi Gras is one of the world’s largest LGBTQI events which celebrates a universal message of diversity and equal rights. SBS is thrilled to be able to make this broadcast available to international audiences via SBS ON DEMAND at the same time it broadcasts in Australia on SBS 2.
SBS’s purpose is to explore, appreciate and celebrate diversity and tell unique Australian stories that contribute to a cohesive society. This online streaming presents an opportunity to share the story of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on a global scale.
The exclusive broadcast will take the Mardi Gras conversation far beyond Oxford Street and Australia, with tweets and Facebook messages displayed on screen throughout the television and online broadcasts, using the official event hashtag #sydneymardigras.
An Asian, an African and an Egyptian walk into a bar…in Stand Up @ Bella Union, SBS 2’s new ten-part comedy series which turns up the mic on the talents of a diverse crop of Australian comedians this March.
Filmed live over five nights at iconic Melbourne comedy venue the Bella Union, the show features laugh out loud stand-up routines from a hand-picked bunch of jokers including host of Triple J Breakfast Matt Okine, Nazeem Hussain (Legally Brown), Dan Ilic (Can of Worms, Hungry Beast), Winner of the 2012 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Newcomer Award Ronny Chieng, 22 year old comedy wonder kid Joel Creasy, Melbourne International Comedy Festival favourite Geraldine Hickey, hilarious indigenous comedian Kevin Kropinyeri, and Australian - Egyptian 2011 Raw Comedy Finalist Khaled Khalafalla to name a few.
NITV will broadcast key matches from the Festival of Indigenous Rugby League this weekend, including the trial match between the Newcastle Knights and the First Nations Goannas LIVE from Hunter Stadium at 6:30pm Saturday 8 February.
SBS today announced that comedian Tom Ballard, Walkley nominated journalist and presenter on SBS 2’s The Feed Patrick Abboud, and actress and musician Heather Peace will host the 36th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on SBS 2.
SBS welcomes any opportunity to demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations and looks forward to participating in this study.
The study announced by the Minister is but the most recent opportunity for SBS to prove its efficiency and follows the Government sponsored funding adequacy review of SBS two years ago, which led to significant funding increases in 2012 and 2013 after 10 years of chronic underfunding.
The study will deliver a report to the SBS Board in April and we look forward to considering any recommendations.