So much media, we don't need SBS or ABC: Maurice Newman tells 2GB

Monday 10 April, 2017
"There is so much [media] now available... today they can stream it on their devices or smart tv," former ABC Chairman Maurice Newman told 2GB's Chris Smith.

"My generation grew up with the ABC... but there has been such a plethora of radio, tv, online that the availability of quality media is ubiquitous, cheap and accessible... there is no need to spend so much on those two public broadcasters."

Applications for first bilingual radio scholarship close this Sunday

Tuesday 10 January, 2017

AFTRS is thrilled to partner with SBS Radio to offer Australia's first bilingual radio scholarship.

If you're fluent in Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Kurdish, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek or Nepalese, you are eligible to apply.

No fees will be payable.

Radio launches streaming app with 250 commercial and non commercial stations

Wednesday 30 November, 2016
Will you be swiping right of left on Alan Jones and Kyle Sandilands?
The Australian radio industry has come together to launch RadioApp, a new mobile app that allows consumers to live stream 250 Australian radio stations on the go.
It’s not quite Tinder, but you do swipe right or left to find your favourite radio stations in the list of ABC and Commercial stations from around Australia.

SBS National Languages Competition Winners Awarded

Monday 10 October, 2016

Nearly 20,000 students nationwide, aged 4 to 18 years, entered the inaugural SBS National Languages Competition which aims to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia. SBS and Community Languages Australia (CLA) awarded the six national winners across three age categories at the SBS National Languages Competition Awards Ceremony on Saturday 8 October.

Matt & Meshel talk Struggle Street

Friday 20 May, 2016
KIIS 101.1’s Matt & Meshel spoke about the problems that SBS were having finding a location to film the next series of controversial show Struggle Street.

Meshel called on Australia’s local councils who have been approached by SBS but refused to give permission for filming to take place to reconsider.

Meshel says Australians should be able to see the reality of life in all its colours, shapes and sizes – suggesting councils have refused permission because the show highlights government’s shortcomings.

SBS Eurovision Radio Launches on May 1st

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will take over Stockholm, Sweden from 11 May with contestants from 43 countries set to compete. SBS Radio invites fans to kick off Eurovision celebrations early with SBS Eurovision Radio, a non-stop soundtrack to the world's biggest song contest, broadcasting 24 hours a day from 1 to 15 May. SBS Eurovision Radio will be available on SBS Radio 4 on digial radio or you can stream online or via the SBS Radio App.

Mark Scott warns against further cuts to the ABC

Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Mark Scott presented his last Press Club address today.

Scott urged the Government not to cut the ABC’s budget any more than the previous Abbott Liberal Government.

He said: “We will see what the Turnbull Government’s commitment to the ABC... is through the tri-annual funding outcome in May." Scott mentioned that cutting Julia Gillard’s $20 million additional funding for news from 3 years ago would “mean significant cuts to jobs and programs.”

SBS launches new 24 hour Arabic language service

Wednesday 24 February, 2016

On 7 March 2016, SBS will launch SBS Arabic24, a 24/7 digital radio channel and online hub delivering the latest Australian and international news, information and analysis to Arabic-speaking Australians.

SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “SBS Arabic24 delivers on our commitment to provide balanced and impartial news and information to  Australia’s Arabic speaking community, in order to help involve and engage them in society and as such deliver on SBS’s purpose to promote social cohesion within Australia.

Nihal Gupta to step down as Chairman of the SBS Board

Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Nihal Gupta will step down from his position as Chairman of the SBS Board for personal family reasons.

Mr Gupta was appointed Chairman on 17 October 2014 and brought to the role his years of international business and management experience particularly in the technology and consumer electronics sectors.

Trevor Long leaving SBS

Wednesday 18 November, 2015

The Special Broadcasting Service will farewell Trevor Long in the new year when he steps down as Technology Strategy and Innovation Manager.

Long announced to staff today that he will not renew his SBS contract in 2016.

He began his career in media in 1995, working across program production, presentation and program management into digital innovation with early web, streaming, on demand and podcasting technologies. His role at SBS was to bridge the gap between new and old media.


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