SBS announces appointment of Managing Director

The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of James Taylor as the new Managing Director of SBS. His appointment by the Board comes following a comprehensive and competitive search which yielded a high calibre of candidates. 

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SBS supports school study of global refugee crisis

New education resources for documentary series, Go Back To Where You Came From Live

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Statement from the SBS Board regarding acting arrangements for SBS Managing Director

The SBS Board of Directors today announced the appointment of SBS Chief Financial Officer James Taylor to the role of Acting SBS Managing Director. 

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SBS hosts inaugural Media Pride event

In partnership with Pride in Diversity and Screen Diversity Inclusion Network

On Wednesday, 8 August 2018, SBS hosted the very first Media Pride event, in partnership with Pride in Diversity and Screen Diversity Inclusion Network at The Beresford, Sydney.

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Statement regarding SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid AM

Michael Ebeid AM will step down as Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director after 7.5 years at the helm of Australia’s most unique and distinctive national media organisation and the world’s most linguistically diverse broadcaster.  

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Croatia to play in first ever World Cup Final against France - live, free and in HD on SBS

There are only two matches remaining in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the most important one, broadcast in Australia from 11pm Sunday night, will see first-time Finalists Croatia play 1998 champions France in the tournament decider.

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SBS to broadcast all 2018 FIFA World Cup™ matches until end of Group Stage

Following further discussions with Optus today, it has been mutually agreed that SBS will continue simulcasting the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ until the end of Group Stage on Friday 29 June, bringing more football to Australian audiences.

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SBS adds more FIFA World Cup™ matches to TV schedule

Four additional matches across next 48 hours

In addition to the previously scheduled matches between Tunisia v England from 3.30am* tomorrow morning and Colombia v Japan from 9.30pm* tomorrow evening, SBS will broadcast every 2018 FIFA World Cup™ match live for the next 48 hours on television.

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SBS and screen agencies launch new short-form content initiative for diverse communities

SBS today announced the launch of the Short-Form Content Initiative, a commitment to providing increased opportunities for Australian creatives from diverse communities through the commissioning and production of content for SBS On Demand.

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SBS Radio launches digital only services for five new languages

SBS Radio today announced five new language services – Karen, Tibetan, Hakha Chin, Mongolian and Kirundi will be available on the SBS Radio app and SBS website from Tuesday 29 May, 2018.

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Internationally-acclaimed series, Counterpart premieres exclusively on SBS and SBS On Demand

Spy drama featuring a double dose of Academy Award® winner, J.K. Simmons set to debut after ‘Australia v France’

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Jessica Mauboy does Australia proud in Eurovision Grand Final

Australia’s Jessica Mauboy has placed 20th in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.

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Australia’s Jessica Mauboy through to Eurovision Grand Final!

 Get behind Jessica on Sunday 13 May on SBS

Australia’s Jessica Mauboy has been voted through Semi Final 2 of the Eurovision Song Contest, and will compete for Australia in the Grand Final on Sunday 13 May on SBS.

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SBS Statement regarding 2018 Federal Budget

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You’re invited to the royal wedding of the year!

Coverage of the royal wedding will air live on Saturday 19 May from 7.30pm AEST on SBS and SBS On Demand.

Breaking social, cultural and racial barriers: what does the royal wedding mean to a modern Australia? SBS presents live coverage from a different perspective.

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