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SBS appoints new Director of Audio and Language Content

Thursday 05 November, 2020

SBS have appointed David Hua as Director of Audio and Language Content (ALC), joining SBS in December with more than 20 years’ experience in the media industry.
 
He has held a number of senior executive roles at the ABC, and has been responsible for diverse portfolios across radio, content, marketing, commercial and digital.
 

SBS appoints a new Director

Friday 30 October, 2020

Nyunggai Warren Stephen Mundine has been appointed as a part-time non-executive Director on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board.
 
Mr Mundine commences his five-year appointment to the role immediately. His appointment fills a vacancy created with the retirement of Dr Bulent Hass Dellal on 2 June 2020 and the subsequent appointment of an existing non-executive Director, Mr George Savvides, to the position of Chair of the SBS Board on 9 July 2020.
 

Alan Jones sues broadcaster

Friday 16 October, 2020

In a reversal of recent events, Alan Jones is the one doing the suing this time.

Jones has launched defamation action against SBS for a broadcast on The Feed that he claims  "greatly injured" his reputation by wrongly portraying him as a racist, a misogynist and a liar.

Lawyers for Jones argued that the broadcast conveyed ten defamatory imputations about Jones, including that he "achieved his success as a broadcaster by habitually seeking to intimidate vulnerable people" and "sought to incite racial violence."

Federal Budget implications for broadcasting sectors

Tuesday 06 October, 2020

The federal government’s delayed 2020/21 budget, released tonight, is a high spending stimulus plan that hopes to maintain economic activity long enough for Australia to come out of its covid pandemic slump.

radioinfo examines how will it affect broadcasters and associated industries.

 

Mandi Wicks appointed SBS Director of News

Tuesday 01 September, 2020

Mandi Wicks has been appointed the director of news and current affairs at SBS. 

Currently SBS’s director of audio and language content, she will begin the new role in late September.

“There is no other news provider that understands and reflects Australia like SBS, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to ensure we continue to play a crucial role in providing diverse perspectives from Australia and around the globe, in service of the SBS,” says Wicks.

Efficiency, change and pain as ABC staff prepare to walk out the door

Thursday 30 July, 2020

The ABC has been moving ahead with its redundancy process, with the final change proposals sent to staff on 21 July. 

With the expressions of interest in redundancy process now complete, and positions identified for redundancy, the national broadcaster is currently consulting on the proposals with employees and their representatives.

SBS has a new Chair

Thursday 09 July, 2020

George Savvides has been appointed Chair of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) for a period of five years, effective from today.

SBS launches multilingual Coronavirus news and information portal

Thursday 26 March, 2020

SBS has launched the SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal, a dedicated online information hub for multicultural communities to easily access accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19, in their language.

Lunar New Year celebrations on SBS

Monday 20 January, 2020

SBS welcomes the Year of the Rat with a range of programming across network, encouraging all Australians to celebrate Lunar New Year with a distinct mix of programs and activities launching across the network from today.
 
SBS Director of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks said: “SBS is committed to celebrating Australia’s multicultural events, encouraging all Australians to embrace our rich diversity.
 

SBS delivers a new mobile website in 68 languages

Thursday 26 September, 2019

SBS has launched a new website for its 68 language services, making it easier for multicultural Australians to engage with distinctive content and services in their first language.

The development of the website reflects growing audience consumption on mobile, as digital engagement increased by 29% in the past financial year, with over 2.3 million monthly unique visitors actively engaging with the SBS language website.

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