SBS: A Sad Death of Great Television by Derek Kell

SaveOurSBS recently received the blog below about one families history of viewing SBS from its opening in 1980 until now.

“SBS: A Sad Death of Great Television” by Derek Kell

We started watching SBS on the first day of its transmission. Nearly all the programmes at that time were sourced from overseas and carried subtitles, but they were really interesting programmes. SBS transmitted on channel 0 in the VHF band in those days. In our part of Sydney the reception was very weak resulting in

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Page Archive: FAQ SBS Funding

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How Is SBS Funded?

SBS is a public broadcaster.

Most of the funding for SBS is from the Federal Government which has remained fairly steady in recent years. Funding from

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“SBS debate: 4th commercial network?” by Quentin Dempster

SaveOurSBS has been granted permission to re-publish the story below in full by Quentin Dempster. It originally appeared in The Australian 23 August 2007.

“SBS debate: 4th commercial network?” by Quentin Dempster

THE Zampatti board at SBS has embarked on a strategy to turn SBS television into Australia’s fourth commercial channel.

In the January issue of B&T, the advertising industry magazine, SBS commercial director Richard Finlayson confirmed SBS was out “to position SBS as Australia’s fourth commercial network”.

This helped to explain why the board last year obtained legal advice from external counsel to overturn a 15-year-old internal

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“We Don’t Believe You Shaun”

SBS BOSS ADDRESSES THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: Shaun Brown, Managing Director of SBS has felt under fire recently. So much so that Brown, who usually avoids talking to the media, felt the need to tell his side of the story at the National Press Club on 29 August 2007. However, the public now see straight through his cunning move to commercialise SBS and dumb it down.

Let’s look at what the quietly spoken Brown said when he put his spin to the National Press Club.

Government Funding:

The SBS Managing

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