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.
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.
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.
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.
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.