2018

SBS and DFAT multicultural Australia roundtable

On 23 November 2018, SBS and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade partnered to host a multicultural Australia roundtable as part of the Government’s Soft Power Review.

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SBS statement in response to the Inquiry into the Competitive Neutrality of the National Broadcasters

SBS statement in response to the Inquiry into the Competitive Neutrality of the National Broadcasters

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SBS champions an inclusive Australia with entertaining, genre-bending and impactful 2019 program line-up

 The network also reveals new brand positioning–
‘A world of difference’
 
* Three new Australian commissioned dramas across SBS and SBS On Demand
* New and returning Australian factual commissions across documentary, food and entertainment
* 15 new scripted and non-scripted short form productions for SBS On Demand
* Spotlight on Australian women’s sport with 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup™, W-League and WNBL
* Four new slow TV events throughout January with ‘Slow Summer’
* New 6pm program strip with iconic gameshow Mastermind
* New faces to network including Noni Hazelhurst and Dr Charlie Teo 
* Kurt Fearnley, Scott Cam, Casey Donovan and Rodger Corser first names confirmed for Who Do You Think You Are?
* The best new and returning international drama series exclusive to SBS including Das Boot, The Name of the Rose, Zero Zero Zero, Butterfly, The Good Fight  and The Handmaid’s Tale

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SBS asks, are you a genius?

New quizzes test Australia’s intelligence ahead of series premiere of Child Genius

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SBS launches cultural diversity study guides for school students

SBS has created new educational resources to help secondary students gain a greater understanding of inclusion and appreciation for diversity, through a series of videos, animations and classroom guides.

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SBS partners with Metropolis Conference to bring global migration debate to Australians

SBS is set to bring the International Metropolis Conference to Australians from today until Friday, 2 November.

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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.  

Read the full statement here.

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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