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SBS gets Budget boost, set to launch new FTA channel for Indigenous Australians

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BUDGET 2012: SBS is about to get $158.1 million over five years in funding – something long overdue after only getting a measly $20 million three years ago – which also includes plans to launch a brand new digital channel for Indigenous Australians, “This represents the most significant funding boost SBS has ever had, and will ensure SBS can continue to provide a unique broadcasting service that includes comprehensive television, […]

Fairfax Digital launches IPTV service

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Fairfax Media, the owner of The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and WA Today, has decided to launch an IPTV service of their own to rival ABC iView, 7PLUS, NineMSN Fixplay, TEN and SBS.

TECHGEEK.com.au guide to watching TV online (again)

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It’s been so long since our look at watching full episodes on the internet, and times have changed. New services have appeared, and the popular Daily Show removed access to Australian users. Have no fear, we have another guide to have a look at where you can watch them. Now, we have added 3 more entries, along with the three remaining from our previous list, but now this time, we […]

So, what is the future of television?

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Digital Television is set to dominate our televisions when 2013 finally comes, when the Government will finally switch off the last analogue television signal in the metropolitan cities – but after the switchover, what will happen next? We seem to have never asked ourselves what will happen in the future of television. Will it become non-existent because of the Internet, or will it still play a potential role for news? […]

Digital TV gets huge boost, ABC and SBS to receive more money

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BUDGET 2009 : The digital switchover in Australia has been given a boost by the budget, with the Government announcing that it will provide $183.7 million of taxpayers dollars over three years to help the switchover from analogue to digital television in regional areas. The rural areas in South Australia, Victoria and Queensland were announced as those that will benefit from the added funds, which will include an information campaign, […]

SBS brings Mad Men to the internet

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The critically acclaimed show Mad Men is no longer on Movie Extra on Foxtel, it is now on SBS. However, unlike Movie Extra, which has previously allowed users to see previous episodes by pressing the red button; SBS will be offering full episodes online – for free, and hopefully no ads in between. The quality seems pretty good, it is not in HD however – that would push your internet […]

Commercial networks “not serious” about the digital revolution

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When the clock struck midnight on New Years Day, it didn’t mean the start of a brand new year, but the start of Australia’s own digital television revolution where the commercial channels were permitted to broadcast a single, standard definition multichannel; to complement the main feed and their own high definition feed. However, even though it has been permitted, it doesn’t mean that the commercial channels have to take up […]

Freeview to be launch tonight – 6:29PM

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According to a report on What’s On The Tube, all of the major free-to-air television networks (ABC, SBS, Seven, Nine and Ten) would be broadcasting ads about the new “FreeView” initiative that will support the take up of free-to-air digital television. This basically means that it is a “roadblock”, meaning that you can’t escape it – unless you have Foxtel. FreeView is expected to launch with 15 channels, and a […]

SBS seeks more money for digital expansion

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SBS will ask the Federal Government for a 37 percent increase in funding for its three-funding deal, with the extra $70 million a year going to increase the network’s offering in digital radio and television. The new propsoal will see the broadcaster allowed to offer foreign children’s programming for the first time, and offer English tuition and wider coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. It will also use the money to […]

The Battle of HD Multi Channelling…

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EDITORIAL: Since the age of digital television, I thought Australia is just way behind. Let’s face it, only the ABC and SBS are allowed to multi channel. But now, I think I might change my mind. Channel Ten and the Seven Network both announced that they will launch their High Definition (HD) multi channels. This comes after the Government lifted multi channelling restrictions. Current laws now state that channels are […]

SBS targets 1 million

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SBS Australia has announced a huge revamp of their online presence, which will include a revamp of their news and sport services. As well, they will be in negotiations with YouTube, like the BBC, and also to foreign news broadcasters which they broadcast their news on their ‘WorldWatch’ block. Australian Media has currently embraced the web; with ABC leading the way with online radio, video on demand and podcasting entire […]