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No ad disruptions Bill introduced in Senate

Save Our SBS President, Steve Aujard welcomed today’s introduction in the Senate of a Bill gradually phasing out disruptive breaks during SBS TV programs.

The Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Natural Program Breaks and Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2012 was introduced by Greens Communications spokesperson, Senator Scott Ludlam .

Commenting on the Bill, Mr Aujard said, “We call on all parties to support the Bill. That would ensure the long term viability of SBS and only then will viewers of SBS television be returned to the experience of before 5 years ago when constant and inappropriate disruptions began. That led to a high

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SBS-TV free of ad breaks?

Last week an event of significance took place in the Senate that may have important implications in the funding of SBS, leading to a considerable reduction in the number of adverts cluttering up television programs.

On Wednesday (26/11/11) the government voted in favour of a motion, tabled by Senator Scott Ludlum, communications spokesperson for the Greens, reiterating the value of SBS to Australian society. He also gave notice of a private bill, aimed at removing commercial breaks during programs on SBS television.

The Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Natural Program Breaks and Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2012 will be tabled next year.

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SBS a worthy election issue

In a media release issued yesterday the President of SaveOurSBS.org, Steve Aujard, called on the government and Opposition to include SBS in their election policies.

Mr Aujard accused the Labor and Liberal parties of showing little regard towards SBS.

“Despite more than 12,000 emails sent to leaders of all parties from visitors to the SaveOurSBS.org website in the past few weeks, pleading for a promise to increase funding for SBS to free it from advertising, neither Labor nor Liberal are

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Will the real SBS TV please stand up?

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Will the real SBS TV please stand up?

Save Our SBS www.SaveOurSBS.org congratulates SBS-TWO on its prime time* TV schedule. It goes more than half way in serving Australians whose native tongue is not English.

For the week ending Friday 5 June 2009 the schedule, as published on the SBS website, indicates that well over half of the prime time programs on the SBS second channel are in LOTE (languages other than English).

Save Our SBS spokesperson Darce Cassidy said “This would be good news, but

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The SBS must listen to its audience

Save Our SBS has welcomed the Budget announcement that the SBS will receive an additional $20 million over three years to help the broadcaster lift its level of Australian production.

Save Our SBS spokesperson Darce Cassidy said “The government has made the first move.  It is now time for the SBS to listen to the government, and, more importantly, to its viewers.  Both the viewers and the government want the SBS to stop interrupting programs with advertisements.”

“It is time for the SBS Board to put the “special” back into SBS television, to return the SBS to its multicultural Charter.  Programs

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