28 September 2011
SBS Celebrates Deadly Award Win
SBS is celebrating after triumphing at the 2011 Deadly Awards last night (27th September)
with its flagship Indigenous current affairs program Living Black
scooping the prize for
Most Popular Television Show of the Year.
Currently in its 14th season, Living Black
takes audiences on a journey around the country
to tell vital stories important to all Australians about life and current issues from an
From topical news and current affairs, to features examining stories in more detail, as well
as showcasing and celebrating Indigenous triumphs - Living Black
gives all Australians a
place to learn more about the nation’s first peoples.
host Karla Grant said: “The team and I are truly honoured to receive this
award and to be recognised for the work that we do. This Deadly award for Living Black
demonstrates the program’s importance at promoting a better understanding of the
issues facing Indigenous Australia amongst all Australians.”
SBS is once again proud to be the host broadcaster of the Deadly Awards
. Now in its
17th year, the awards recognise and showcase Indigenous excellence in such fields as
music, sport, entertainment, the arts and community.
This is the ninth year that SBS has been broadcast partner of this prestigious event,
which will be held at the Sydney Opera House.
The Deadly Awards will be exclusively screening on Sunday, 2nd October at 9.30pm on
SBS ONE, and repeated on Saturday, 8 October at 7.30pm on SBS TWO.
ENDSFor further information please contact:
Julieanne McCormack on (02) 9430 3784 or 0417 414 680, email: