2017

NITV calls for emerging Indigenous film-makers to apply for Spirit Initiative 2017

NITV is calling for up and coming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film-makers to apply for the fifth annual Spirit Initiative.

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SBS to broadcast State Funeral of Les Murray AM live to all Australians from 10:50am AEST

Following advice from the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet regarding details of the State Funeral of Les Murray AM, SBS is pleased to confirm the funeral will be broadcast live to all Australians on SBS and SBS HD.

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SBS’s Premier League coverage returns in prime time this weekend – live, free and in HD

 The 2017-18 season of the biggest league in the world returns to the exclusive free-to-air home of international football, opening with Watford V Liverpool from 9.00pm, Saturday 12 August.

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Three NITV documentaries selected to screen at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival

NITV is proud to announce three of its new documentaries have been invited to screen at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

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SBS VICELAND presents Take Me There, an original short-form documentary series telling young Australians’ stories

 SBS VICELAND premieres Take Me There, a unique short-form documentary series that connects people across Australia with real themes and issues through intimate personal stories. Showcasing Australian talent, each 90-second to three minute episode is filmed by a different director.

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SBS welcomes announcement of State Funeral for Mr Football, Les Murray AM

SBS has welcomed the announcement from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian MP this evening of a State Funeral for Les Murray AM.

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NITV brings audiences an informed Indigenous perspective from Garma festival

 NITV is the official media supporter for the 19th annual Garma festival, from Friday 4 - Monday 7 August in Gulkula, Arnhem Land.

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Statement from SBS regarding Les Murray

SBS is sad to advise that earlier today Les Murray passed away after a long period of illness.

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Australia’s favourite girl gang is back, with NITV’s Family Rules returning for its second season

NITV is proud to announce that documentary series Family Rules will return for a second season in 2018, with filming commencing this October.

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SBS On Demand follows strongest week on record with the launch of exclusive Crime Time dramas

SBS On Demand has experienced its best-performing week on record, with 9.5 million chapter views on the streaming platform between Thursday 6 and Wednesday 12 July - predominantly led by the exclusive Australian premiere of acclaimed drama The Handmaid’s Tale, which also led the top ten performing titles in the OzTAM Video Player Measurement for the same period.

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Explore Australia and discover the world on SBS in 2017

In 2017, SBS is continuing to explore the diversity of Australia and the world with a distinctive line-up of programs across the network.

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NITV’s new children’s drama series Grace Beside Me currently in production

Grace Beside Me (working title), a new 13-part children’s television series which will premiere on NITV in 2018, has begun filming in the Scenic Rim in Queensland.

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SBS Radio encourages young Australians to participate in SBS National Languages Competition 2017

Nearly 1.3 million people have migrated to Australia during the past five years, with a substantial increase in the number of people who speak a language other than English at home.* Reflecting on Australia’s growing multicultural society, SBS hopes to inspire young minds by contributing to language retention with a nationwide competition.

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From little things big things grow: 10 years of National Indigenous Television

National Indigenous Television (NITV) celebrates 10 years of broadcasting today, marking a decade since the television service, first appeared on screens on 13 July 2007 with its thought-provoking content produced by Indigenous Australians.

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Watch the Arsenal In Sydney tour live, free and in HD exclusively on SBS VICELAND

SBS VICELAND will exclusively broadcast both blockbuster matches of the 2017 Arsenal In Sydney tour from ANZ Stadium around the country live, free and in HD next week.

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