NITV’s The Point explores the history of Australia’s Frontier Wars

This week NITV’s flagship news and current affairs program, The Point, uncovers the real history of Australia’s Frontier Wars in the lead up to ANZAC Day.

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SBS Radio introduces three 24-hour digital radio stations on digital television

 SBS Radio today announced two new digital radio stations – SBS PopAsia, SBS PopDesi and a refresh of SBS Radio 3 will be available on digital television from Wednesday 18 April, 2018.

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Inspiring communities in South Australia

SBS hosted a successful community engagement program with key stakeholders and influencers across 11 – 12 April in Adelaide, South Australia. All attendees were encouraged to engage with SBS and NITV’s content as well as interact with SBS Board, Executive and staff. 

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SBS attends CONVERGE National Conference for Indigenous Media

SBS was proud media partner of the First Nations Media Australia’s CONVERGE national conference for Indigenous media from March 13-15, 2018 in Brisbane, Queensland.  The conference included SBS and NITV presence and presentations from SBS Board Non-Executive Member, Dot West, and NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Orman, with networking across the industry.

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SBS translates The Handmaid’s Tale for Mandarin-speaking audiences

SBS is making it easier for Mandarin-speaking audiences to enjoy critically-acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale, with season one now available to stream in full with subtitles via SBS On Demand. The second season will be released with subtitles each week, when it returns to screens on Thursday 26 April.  

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SBS appoints John Sintras as Chief Audience and Content Officer

SBS today announced the appointment of John Sintras as its Chief Audience and Content Officer. A media executive with a career spanning three decades, John joins Australia’s multicultural and Indigenous broadcaster to drive forward SBS’s audience-centric content strategy.

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Politics and Sport: NITV’s The Point examines what happens when the two collide in a special Commonwealth Games episode

This week NITV’s flagship news and current affairs program, The Point investigates how sport is used as a platform to confront racism and spark a broader political conversation.

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Fake Art or Cultural Theft? NITV’s The Point and CHOICE partner to investigate the influx of Indigenous art knock offs

This week NITV’s flagship news and current affairs program, The Point, partners with CHOICE to assess the amount of fake Indigenous art flooding the market. 

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Statement from SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid on Competitive Neutrality Review Terms of Reference

Thursday 29 March, 2018
Competitive Neutrality Review
Statement from SBS Managing Director, Michael Ebeid AM, on release of Terms of Reference.

SBS will participate fully in the Government’s inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters, noting that existing, robust accountability frameworks governing SBS are operating effectively and we continue to operate within our relevant legislative frameworks to deliver on our Charter. 

Full statement here. (PDF) 

SBS’s Untold Australia VR immerses audiences at the heart of Torres Strait Islander stories

SBS’s Digital Creative Labs have today released the final Untold Australia VR (virtual reality) immersive experiences, Every King Tide and A Thin Black Line, which bring to life two diverse Torres Strait Islander stories.

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Statement from SBS regarding new gambling advertising restrictions

As an independent public broadcaster, SBS operates under the SBS Codes of Practice (SBS Codes) for TV, Radio and Online – in accordance with the regulatory framework in the SBS Act and the Broadcasting Services Act. Under this framework, SBS is accountable to Parliament for compliance with the SBS Codes and this has proved successful since its introduction.

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Art creates perfect harmony for newly arrived young Australians

 The Harmony Art Collective announces 2018 exhibition dates

After a hugely successful inaugural year, the Harmony Art Collective, in collaboration with SBS, the Australian Government and aMBUSH Gallery, returns to unite disadvantaged youths aged 15-24 through art.

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SBS and Google bring stories of displacement and hope to life in immersive installation for the 21st Biennale of Sydney

SBS today announced that it has partnered with Google’s Creative Lab and the Biennale of Sydney to create Belongings, an interactive installation for the 21st Biennale of Sydney that explores the issue of displacement through a unique lens.

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Statement from SBS regarding Sir Nicholas Michael Shehadie

SBS is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of its former Chairman, Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE.

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Magda Szubanski and Joel Creasey join Urzila Carlson and Patrick Abboud to host the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on SBS

In celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’s 40th anniversary, SBS brings a special, glitter-filled broadcast of the event to living rooms across the nation on Sunday, 4 March at 8.30pm.

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