2017

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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NITV premiers’ new rugby league program, Over the Black Dot

NITV premiers it’s highly anticipated new league show, Over the Black Dot, on Wednesday 12 April at 9.30pm.

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SBS Arabic24 launches 24/7 Digital TV

SBS today (4pm) launches SBS Arabic24 live on Digital TV, available to listen on channel 36. Now Australia’s leading Arabic language radio station, the additional platform, which currently reaches more than 90% of Australian homes, aims to connect further with the growing Arabic-speaking community.

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SBS celebrates Youth Week 2017, turning ideas into short films for TV

In celebration of National Youth Week (Friday 31 March to Sunday 9 April), SBS has launched the second annual SBS National Youth Week Film competition, a collaboration with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and the Department of Social Services (DSS), to give young people the opportunity to share their story on national television.

The five winning short films premiere on the SBS network today (Friday 31 March), on SBS VICELAND, NITV and Food Network, and will also be available to watch online.

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Anthony LaPaglia and Melanie Lynskey in SBS crime drama Sunshine

SBS is pleased to announce two internationally acclaimed actors are set to star in SBS’s new Australian drama series, Sunshine.

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SBS’s new Eurovision hosts are…

The wait is over, Australia.

SBS is pleased to announce Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey are the new hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017!

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Six teachers, three public schools, one aim: to make a difference in young lives.

Premiering on Wednesday, 19 April at 8.30pm is SBS’s three-part observational documentary, Testing Teachers. With unprecedented access to three public high schools across Victoria, Western Australia and Northern Territory, Testing Teachers follows six first-time teachers over the course of 12 months as they start their new career as teachers.

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