2012

New Executive Producer for World News Australia

SBS today announced the appointment of Jim Carroll as Executive Producer of its flagship evening news service, World News Australia.

Carroll brings a wealth of experience in news and current affairs across Australia’s commercial television and radio networks. He is a recognised industry leader in delivery of news, current affairs, documentary and sports programming.

Read the full Media Release here

SBS Announces New Radio Schedule For 2013

SBS today released a new Radio Schedule to be launched on-air in April 2013.

The new Radio Schedule will bring the languages broadcast on SBS’s analogue radio service into line with today’s Australia.

SBS to broadcast leading French news program, FRANCE 24

SBS will broadcast FRANCE 24 news in English from today.

The 30 minute news and current affairs program will be broadcast Monday to Friday at 3pm on SBS ONE. Each program will also be available to view online at SBS ON DEMAND.

SBS secures Hyundai A-League and Qantas Socceroos rights - Football returns to free-to-air TV

SBS has secured the exclusive free-to-air TV rights for the Hyundai A-League in a four year broadcasting deal with the Football Federation Australia (FFA).

NITV terrestrial free-to-air launch date announced

In a historic day for Australia, a dedicated Indigenous television service will be available for all Australians free-to-air for the first time, when National Indigenous Television (NITV) begins broadcasting on SBS4 digital spectrum from 12 December 2012.

Migration of Optus satellite system delivering SBS VAST services.

Optus currently delivers Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) to broadcasters via two co-located Optus satellites, C1 and D3.
Optus already broadcasts some VAST channels such as National Indigenous Television (NITV) via its Optus D3 satellite.

NITV to produce news and current affairs from SBS

NITV will begin producing its news and current affairs from the SBS studios this week, with plans on track for the launch of a new digital free-to-air Indigenous television channel in late 2012.

SBS to launch new free-to-air Indigenous Channel

SBS will launch a new national free-to-air Indigenous Television service in late 2012. It follows the Federal Government’s Budget decision to transfer annual funding from National Indigenous TV Limited to SBS to develop a new, national digital free-to-air channel dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content.

SBS Welcomes 2012 Federal Budget Funding Boost

A $158.1 million Federal Budget investment will ensure the sustainability of SBS as a major contributor in the Australian media and enable it to deliver a new national free-to-air Indigenous television channel.

SBS Apppoints Peter Khalil to the position of Director, Strategy & Communications

SBS has apppointed Peter Khalil to the position of Director, Strategy & Communication, effective 21 May, 2012.

Tony Iffland appointed SBS Director, Television and Online Content