History Creator / SBS

10th Jan '16 9:48:43 PM phoenix
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SBS was first established in 1975 as a state-funded radio service for the approximately 25% of Australians who have English as a second language. It expanded to television in 1980. It contained a variety of factual and fictional programmes from a wide range of countries and in a wide number of languages. There were just two small problems -- 1) no Anglos watched the channel, meaning it bled money, and 2) there was no single minority large enough to provide it a single stable audience, unlike Spanish-language TV in the United States. As a result it diversified its schedule a little, adding quirky programmes from overseas, like anime or cult U.S. programmes. It also became an enthusiastic supporter of sports popular with migrants, but not the Australian mainstream, like TheBeautifulGame. As a public broadcaster, the SBS was exempt from the Commercial Television Code of Practice, and took advantage by broadcasting raunchy foreign-language movies in late time slots. This combination earned it the [[FunWithAcronyms backronym]] ''Soccer Before Sex''

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SBS was first established in 1975 as a state-funded radio service for the approximately 25% of Australians who have English as a second language. It expanded to television in 1980. It contained a variety of factual and fictional programmes from a wide range of countries and in a wide number of languages. There were just two small problems -- 1) no Anglos watched the channel, meaning it bled money, and 2) there was no single minority large enough to provide it a single stable audience, unlike Spanish-language TV in the United States. As a result it diversified its schedule a little, adding quirky programmes from overseas, like anime or cult U.S. programmes. It also became an enthusiastic supporter of sports popular with migrants, but not the Australian mainstream, like TheBeautifulGame.UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball. As a public broadcaster, the SBS was exempt from the Commercial Television Code of Practice, and took advantage by broadcasting raunchy foreign-language movies in late time slots. This combination earned it the [[FunWithAcronyms backronym]] ''Soccer Before Sex''
1st Jan '16 3:04:29 AM mandrke
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!!!SBS broadcasts three different television channels altogether:

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!!!SBS broadcasts three four different television channels altogether:




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* '''Food Network''', A licensed Australian version of Creator/FoodNetwork.
28th Nov '15 10:54:29 PM Agemegos
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SBS was first established in 1975 as a state-funded radio service for the approximately 25% of Australians who have English as a second language. It expanded to television in 1980. It contained a variety of factual and fictional programmes from a wide range of countries and in a wide number of languages. There were just two small problems -- 1) no Anglos watched the channel, meaning it bled money, and 2) there was no single minority large enough to provide it a single stable audience, unlike Spanish-language TV in the United States. As a result it diversified its schedule a little, adding quirky programmes from overseas, like anime or cult U.S. programmes. It also became an enthusiastic supporter of sports popular with migrants, but not the Australian mainstream, like TheBeautifulGame.

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SBS was first established in 1975 as a state-funded radio service for the approximately 25% of Australians who have English as a second language. It expanded to television in 1980. It contained a variety of factual and fictional programmes from a wide range of countries and in a wide number of languages. There were just two small problems -- 1) no Anglos watched the channel, meaning it bled money, and 2) there was no single minority large enough to provide it a single stable audience, unlike Spanish-language TV in the United States. As a result it diversified its schedule a little, adding quirky programmes from overseas, like anime or cult U.S. programmes. It also became an enthusiastic supporter of sports popular with migrants, but not the Australian mainstream, like TheBeautifulGame.
TheBeautifulGame. As a public broadcaster, the SBS was exempt from the Commercial Television Code of Practice, and took advantage by broadcasting raunchy foreign-language movies in late time slots. This combination earned it the [[FunWithAcronyms backronym]] ''Soccer Before Sex''
24th Nov '15 11:17:52 AM Morgenthaler
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Since the 2000s, SBS has started to aggressively produce more of its own content. ''East West 101'' was an acclaimed drama featuring a Muslim Australian cop, which also aired in Canada, Israel and various other countries. SBS has unflinchingly supported a whole raft of unique and subversive comedies that otherwise would be considered too risky or offensive to air. Paul Fenech's ''{{Pizza}}'' was a subversive '00s low-brow comedy success. ''Series/{{Wilfred}}'' and ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' are comedies with bizarre premises, but ''Wilfred'' was popular enough to inspire a hit US adaption.

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Since the 2000s, SBS has started to aggressively produce more of its own content. ''East West 101'' was an acclaimed drama featuring a Muslim Australian cop, which also aired in Canada, Israel and various other countries. SBS has unflinchingly supported a whole raft of unique and subversive comedies that otherwise would be considered too risky or offensive to air. Paul Fenech's ''{{Pizza}}'' ''Series/{{Pizza}}'' was a subversive '00s low-brow comedy success. ''Series/{{Wilfred}}'' and ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' are comedies with bizarre premises, but ''Wilfred'' was popular enough to inspire a hit US adaption.
30th Jun '15 7:34:57 AM Morgenthaler
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Since the 2000s, SBS has started to aggressively produce more of its own content. ''East West 101'' was an acclaimed drama featuring a Muslim Australian cop, which also aired in Canada, Israel and various other countries. SBS has unflinchingly supported a whole raft of unique and subversive comedies that otherwise would be considered too risky or offensive to air. Paul Fenech's ''{{Pizza}}'' was a subversive '00s low-brow comedy success. ''{{Wilfred}}'' and ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' are comedies with bizarre premises, but ''Wilfred'' was popular enough to inspire a hit US adaption.

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Since the 2000s, SBS has started to aggressively produce more of its own content. ''East West 101'' was an acclaimed drama featuring a Muslim Australian cop, which also aired in Canada, Israel and various other countries. SBS has unflinchingly supported a whole raft of unique and subversive comedies that otherwise would be considered too risky or offensive to air. Paul Fenech's ''{{Pizza}}'' was a subversive '00s low-brow comedy success. ''{{Wilfred}}'' ''Series/{{Wilfred}}'' and ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'' are comedies with bizarre premises, but ''Wilfred'' was popular enough to inspire a hit US adaption.
28th Jan '15 12:34:52 PM hydrix
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Not to be confused with [[Manga/OnePiece Eiichiro Oda's]] Q&A column, or the SBS network in South Korea (Seoul Broadcasting System), which both have the same abbreviations.

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Not to be confused with [[Manga/OnePiece Eiichiro Oda's]] Q&A column, or the SBS network in South Korea (Seoul Broadcasting System), or [[UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations SBS Belgium]] (which is known in Germany as the [[UsefulNotes/GermanTVStations ProSieben group]]) which both have the same abbreviations.
21st Feb '14 5:42:42 AM editerguy
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* '''NITV''', launched December 2012. NITV, the National Indigenous Television service, was created to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin air national television for Indigenous Australians]]. It has existed as a channel since 2007, but was not part of SBS (or even available free-to-air) until 2012. As well as local programming, it airs overseas shows about minority groups, most notably ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.

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* '''NITV''', launched December 2012. NITV, the National Indigenous Television service, was created to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin air national television for Indigenous Australians]]. It [[note]]It has existed as a channel since 2007, but was not part of SBS (or even available free-to-air) until 2012. 2012.[[/note]] As well as local programming, it airs overseas shows about minority groups, most notably ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.
19th Feb '14 6:00:03 PM editerguy
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* '''NITV''', launched December 2012. NITV, the National Indigenous Television service, was created to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin air national television for Indigenous Australians]]. It has existed as a channel since 2007, but was not part of SBS (or even available free-to-air) until 2012.

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* '''NITV''', launched December 2012. NITV, the National Indigenous Television service, was created to [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin air national television for Indigenous Australians]]. It has existed as a channel since 2007, but was not part of SBS (or even available free-to-air) until 2012.
2012. As well as local programming, it airs overseas shows about minority groups, most notably ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''.
16th Feb '14 9:39:33 PM tsstevens
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In the final years of the millinnium SBS would begin airing shows such as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' as well as popular foreign films and Anime such as ''Series/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' ''Series/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex,'' Series/SamuraiChamploo,'' ''Film/JinRoh'' and ''Film/PerfectBlue.'' Arguably the channel was the introduction of these shows and the genre to many Australians. When SBS were not airing greats from the Land of the Rising Sun on Monday and Saturday nights it would show documentaries that held broad appeal such as [[MontrealScrewjob Bret Hart: Wrestling With Shadows.]]

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In the final years of the millinnium millennium SBS would begin airing shows such as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' as well as popular foreign films and Anime such as ''Series/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' ''Series/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex,'' Series/SamuraiChamploo,'' ''Film/JinRoh'' ''Series/NeonGenesisEvangelion, Series/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex, Series/SamuraiChamploo, Film/JinRoh'' and ''Film/PerfectBlue.'' Arguably the channel was the introduction of these shows and the genre to many Australians. When SBS were not airing greats from the Land of the Rising Sun on Monday and Saturday nights it would show documentaries that held broad appeal such as [[MontrealScrewjob ''[[MontrealScrewjob Bret Hart: Wrestling With Shadows.]]
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16th Feb '14 9:38:26 PM tsstevens
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In the final years of the millinnium SBS would begin airing shows such as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' as well as popular foreign films and Anime such as ''Series/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' ''Series/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex,'' Series/SamuraiChamploo,'' ''Film/JinRoh'' and ''Film/PerfectBlue.'' Arguably the channel was the introduction of these shows and the genre to many Australians. When SBS were not airing greats from the Land of the Rising Sun on Monday and Saturday nights it would show documentaries that held broad appeal such as [[MontrealScrewjob Bret Hart: Wrestling With Shadows.]]
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