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OFFLINE   sevennewsbrisbane #1

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 09:57 PM

Anyone who was wondering where former Sky sub/anchor Prue Lewarne has disappeared to will find her reporting for SBS news. Not sure if it is a freelance or contractual agreement...wouldnt be suprised if she bobbed up presenting though.

Edited by routemarker, 03 July 2005 - 03:23 PM.

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OFFLINE   Mark. #2

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 10:00 PM

Is Dennis Grant still covering Federal Politics for SBS? I haven't seen him for ages.

OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #3

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 06:59 PM

Does anyone know what sort of ratings SBS' various news programs (English, Aust made ones) are getting?
In particular the 6:30 bulletins and Late edition news.

OFFLINE   Mark. #4

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Jul 2 2005, 06:59 PM)
Does anyone know what sort of ratings SBS' various news programs (English, Aust made ones) are getting?
In particular the 6:30 bulletins and Late edition news.

The 6:30 bulletin gets about 100,000 in Sydney I've heard.

OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #5

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:33 PM

That isnt too bad I guess, could be better though.

OFFLINE   TENFAN #6

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 02:02 PM

All of the SBS news services will be renamed from 'World News Tonight' to 'World News Australia' later this week.

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #7

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE (TENFAN @ Jul 17 2005, 02:02 PM)
All of the SBS news services will be renamed from 'World News Tonight' to 'World News Australia' later this week.

Where did you here that? Any chance of a new set?

Edited by Blue Mountains, 17 July 2005 - 02:23 PM.

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OFFLINE   Mr Q #8

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 03:25 PM

QUOTE (TENFAN @ Jul 17 2005, 02:02 PM)
All of the SBS news services will be renamed from 'World News Tonight' to 'World News Australia' later this week.

Why!? I like the "World News Tonight" name... I have the same problem with "World News Australia" as I do with CNN's "World News Asia" and "World News Europe". It sounds like it's having an identity crisis - is it world news or is it something else?
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OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #9

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE (Mr Q @ Jul 17 2005, 03:25 PM)
Why!? I like the "World News Tonight" name... I have the same problem with "World News Australia" as I do with CNN's "World News Asia" and "World News Europe". It sounds like it's having an identity crisis - is it world news or is it something else?

Well SBS is having an identity problem, when i was there last year there were problems, mostly rotating around managements ideas about "going in a different direction", which resulted in Margarent and David leaving The Movie Show and going to the ABC.
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OFFLINE   K #10

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:07 PM

I had a look at SBS's program guide for this week and found out the most logical reason why they are changing World News Tonight to World News Australia.

From Thursday (that's when the SBS TV guide starts listing World News Australia), WA will get the news at 4:30, SA and NT at 6 and Queensland/NSW/ACT/Victoria will get it at 6:30 still.

I wonder why they decided to do it live throughout Australia? At least it means that WA viewers won't get 2 hours (3 hours in Summer) old news.

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #11

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:14 PM

QUOTE (kenneth @ Jul 17 2005, 09:07 PM)
I had a look at SBS's program guide for this week and found out the most logical reason why they are changing World News Tonight to World News Australia.

From Thursday (that's when the SBS TV guide starts listing World News Australia), WA will get the news at 4:30, SA and NT at 6 and Queensland/NSW/ACT/Victoria will get it at 6:30 still.

I wonder why they decided to do it live throughout Australia? At least it means that WA viewers won't get 2 hours (3 hours in Summer) old news.

Remember that it's SBS World News we're talking about....For a moment i thought you were talking about SBS World News Tonight which is the late news.

Hey! when i was at SBS if there was a breaking story or anything that needed to be updated, they simply insert the new updated story in the bulletin.
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OFFLINE   slj #12

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE (kenneth @ Jul 17 2005, 07:07 PM)
From Thursday (that's when the SBS TV guide starts listing World News Australia), WA will get the news at 4:30, SA and NT at 6 and Queensland/NSW/ACT/Victoria will get it at 6:30 still.

I wonder why they decided to do it live throughout Australia? At least it means that WA viewers won't get 2 hours (3 hours in Summer) old news.


The different times would have more to do with the cricket being live those nights. wink.gif Once the cricket test is over it reverts back to 6.30pm everywhere.

OFFLINE   K #13

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE (slj @ Jul 17 2005, 09:19 PM)
The different times would have more to do with the cricket being live those nights.  wink.gif Once the cricket test is over it reverts back to 6.30pm everywhere.


Good point.

Still, I would suspect that there may be a complete re-brand with changing the World News Tonight name. It's about time that SBS had a bit of a re-brand/re-design on SBS's news.

OFFLINE   Reuder7 #14

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE (Blue Mountains @ Jul 17 2005, 09:14 PM)
Remember that it's SBS World News we're talking about....For a moment i thought you were talking about SBS World News Tonight which is the late news.

Hey! when i was at SBS if there was a breaking story or anything that needed to be updated, they simply insert the new updated story in the bulletin.


What is SBS world news, I've never keard of it, only the SBS world news tonight

OFFLINE   Mark. #15

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Posted 17 July 2005 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE (Reuder7 @ Jul 17 2005, 10:55 PM)
What is SBS world news, I've never keard of it, only the SBS world news tonight

The 6:30 bulletin is "SBS World News" and the 9:30 bulletin is called "SBS World News Tonight". Both bulletins are essentially the same.

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #16

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:45 AM

QUOTE (Mark @ Jul 17 2005, 11:06 PM)
The 6:30 bulletin is "SBS World News" and the 9:30 bulletin is called "SBS World News Tonight". Both bulletins are essentially the same.

Except the 9.30 bulletin has Rena Samuparet with the finance.
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OFFLINE   MelbourneTV #17

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 12:14 PM

World News Australia... sounds so dodge!

Why not just "SBS NEWS" or "SBS WORLD NEWS" like now!!! Theres no point in changing.

I guess we probably will see new sets and graphics.

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #18

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE (MelbourneTV @ Jul 18 2005, 12:14 PM)
World News Australia... sounds so dodge!

Why not just "SBS NEWS" or "SBS WORLD NEWS" like now!!! Theres no point in changing.

I guess we probably will see new sets and graphics.

I hope SBS News gets a new set, something flash and bright for the 6.30 News and maybe something darker for the late edition.
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OFFLINE   NewsWorld #19

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 12:24 PM

Just to go against the trend cheerful.gif I can see the logic in the name change.
What they're trying to do is encapsulate the 2 key aspects of SBS News.. its world coverage AND its local coverage.
With a name like "SBS World News" or "World News Tonight" there is a possibility that potential viewers might be put off, thinking that only world news is being covered. (And as we all know world news is not popular with Australian audiences, unless it's a big story).
Obviously SBS has built a reputation with its world coverage, so it doesn't want to surrender that niche either.
The result: World News Australia.
It may not be the best name in the world (sorry) but I think the logic makes some sense.

OFFLINE   Blue Mountains #20

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 06:32 PM

cheerful.gif SBS World News Australian has had a major revamp, everything has changed! There's a brand new opener and set, music has changed slightly
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