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Feedback to the SBS radio review 2016

A PDF of the Save Our SBS submission to the 2016 SBS Radio Services Review is here.

Below is the same text in web format.

10 December, 2016

SBS Radio Services Review 14 Herbert Street Artarmon NSW 2064

sent by email to: radioservicesreview@sbs.com.au

Feedback to the SBS radio review 2016

Introduction

Save Our SBS welcomes this opportunity to participate in the 2016 SBS Radio Services Review and public consultation process.

Save Our SBS is the peak body for supporters & friends of SBS with members in all States and

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Pre-Budget Submission 2016: The SBS Community View

This is best printed in colour as it contains colour coded graphs

A submission to the Budget Policy Division, Department of the Treasury

Pre-Budget Submission 2016: The SBS Community View

A submission from the peak body representing supporters & friends of SBS

There is strong evidence that SBS’s ability to comply with its Charter obligations was severely diminished by disrupting programs for commercial breaks, thus making it less efficient in its primary function.

A PDF of this submission is here

Budget Policy Division Department of the Treasury Langton Crescent

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The commercialisation of SBS versus efficiency

A submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications

The commercialisation of SBS versus efficiency

A response to the Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015

To Committee Secretary, Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications, PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 Sent by email ec.sen@aph.gov.au

15 April 2015

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Save Our SBS opposes the Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015 and any moves that would potentially see a

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Commercialising SBS by stealth

A submission to the Department of Communications

Commercialising SBS by stealth

A response to the SBS Advertising Flexibility Regulation Impact Statement

A PDF of this submission may be read here.

There is strong evidence that SBS’s ability to comply with its Charter obligations will be severely threatened with increases in advertising, thus making it less efficient in its primary function

To Director, ABC and SBS Section, Media Branch, Department of Communications Sent by email SBSads@communications.gov.au

9 March 2015

Table of Contents Executive Summary. Options offered. Advertising impacts

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Why more ads will be bad for SBS

Last December, Save Our SBS was invited to appear before a joint Party Senate Select Committee looking into the budget cuts imposed on SBS and the government’s proposal to increase SBS advertising. Save Our SBS gave oral evidence having made a written submission to the Committee.

Save Our SBS President, Steve Aujard addressed the Committee-

Thank you for inviting Save Our SBS to this hearing.

Save Our SBS has a dual purpose—advocating as a supporter and friend of SBS and also for consumers of SBS. Whilst we put the case for greater

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Précis of a study of 2044 viewers of SBS television on advertising, Charter, relevance and other matters

Earlier this year, Save Our SBS undertook a study of 2044 viewers of SBS television. Those studied came from every State and Territory. More than a third were not born in Australia. The findings of the study form part of a detailed submission to the SBS Community Advisory Committee & the SBS Board. The full submission may be read in HTML or PDF format. Five recommendations are made.

The study found that SBS had not been inclusive of a significant portion of its television (SBS ONE & TWO) audiences, giving preference to advertisers

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Media Reform: Impact on SBS

Save Our SBS reviewed the government’s Media Reform Bills Package in relation to SBS.

If passed in its current form, advertising will continue on SBS’s internet service but without any of the constraints that apply on SBS free-to-air.

The package allows online advertising – something SBS does anyway – but provides no mechanism for consumer complaints and in this respect will permit SBS to side step the industry regulator, ACMA. Advertising on SBS digital and online services would not be required to be subject to the SBS Codes of Practice. SBS’s Board would develop

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Feedback to the radio review 2012

Save Our SBS Inc was invited to participate in the SBS Radio Consultation 2012 review. SBS believed it was time to examine their Radio schedule and on their website wrote "The last major reschedule of SBS’s analogue radio service was conducted in 1994 (minor changes in 2003). Since that time, changes in Australia’s migrant intake has meant that the relative size of languages spoken in the country has changed and new languages are being spoken in the community. Technology has also rapidly advanced, allowing SBS audiences to consume content through more platforms than ever before."

As

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Funding the SBS in the 2012-15 triennium

19 December 2011

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Finance and Deregulation Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, 2600

Copy sent to: Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy, Minister for BCDE

sent by post and email

Funding the SBS in the 2012-15 triennium – Executive Summary

Save Our SBS Inc examined the role of the SBS and how it could be funded in the forthcoming triennium including the impact of advertising policies and revenues.

SBS has a unique role in Australian society and an increase in public funding is justified. Income from

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A perspective for funding the SBS in the 2012-15 triennium

PDF version: https://saveoursbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/A-perspective-for-funding-the-SBS-in-the-2012-15-triennium.pdf

Sent by email to:- Hon Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications & Digital Economy

Executive Summary – a perspective for funding the SBS in the 2012-15 triennium

In late 2006 SBS introduced in‑program advertising. Advertisers replaced viewers as the clients of SBS, while viewers became a product to be on-sold to advertisers. Ratings became important. Adjustments were made to appease advertisers. This fundamental change has mobilised a ground swell of electors seeking government funding for the SBS specifically to reverse

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Multiculturalism Inquiry

This submission may also be read on the Joint Standing Committee on Migration website at: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/mig/multiculturalism/subs/sub458.pdf

Committee Secretary Joint Standing Committee on Migration PO Box 6021 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Australia sent by email TO: jscm@aph.gov.au

Joint Standing Committee on Migration – Inquiry into Multiculturalism in Australia

Introduction

Save Our SBS Inc is pleased to have the opportunity to make our submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration[1]

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Save Our SBS submission to the SBS Review

A PDF of this may be downloaded from: https://saveoursbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Save-Our-SBS-submission-to-the-SBS-Review.pdf

Mr Skrzynski, SBS Chair, & the SBS Board Locked Bag 028 CROWS NEST NSW 1585

sent by email and post

Dear Mr Skrzynski & the SBS Board,

Save Our SBS submission to the SBS Review

We welcome the approach taken by SBS to conduct a comprehensive review of the organisation. In consideration of this recent SBS review, we provide this submission for consideration by the SBS Board.

Introduction

Save Our SBS is concerned with many aspects of

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SBS Internet Funding: May 2010 Budget Request

A PDF of this may be downloaded from: https://saveoursbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/SBS-Internet-Funding-May-2010-Budget-Request.pdf

17 December 2009

To: The Treasurer Parliament House Canberra

Copies: Minister for Broadband, Communications & Digital Economy; Minister for Finance; Chairperson of SBS; Managing Director of SBS

Dear Mr Swan

SBS Internet Funding: May 2010 Budget Request

Funding for our public broadcasters has normally been on a triennial basis although there have been prior occasions when adjustments have been made part way through a triennium.

Save Our SBS was encouraged by comments made by the Minister for Broadband, Communications

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Submission – SBS Review

11 December 2008

To: The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Sent by email to: abcsbsreview@dbcde.gov.au

submission THE ABC SBS REVIEW

A chronology of events: Public to Commercial

Since advertising was first allowed on the SBS in the early nineteen nineties, there has been a steady drift away from the original multicultural mandate of the SBS.

This was identified by Dr Chris Lawe Davies in a study of SBS output between 1975 and 1995 which found:

“An overview of the market and advertising research reports carried out for SBS between 1993 and 1994 confirms

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SBS funding for 2009-2012

SBS Triennial Funding Submission (for 2009-2010; 2010-2011; 2011-2012)

as proposed by Save Our SBS Inc

submitted to Senator Stephen Conroy 5 August 2008

SBS funding for the next triennium – Executive Summary

By any reasonable measure the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS) has been under funded.

SBS total revenue (for both its radio and television services) is less than one fifth of the average commercial television station in Australia. The SBS receives about one quarter of the funding that the ABC receives from government and the total combined public funding for both broadcasters is less than half

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