Special broadcasting service

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infobox radio tower icon
Special broadcasting service
Station logo
TV station ( public service )
Program type Full program
reception DVB-C , DVB-S & DVB-T
Image resolution ( Entry missing )
Start of transmission Test broadcasts in April 1979, permanent from October 24, 1980
executive Director Government of Australia
List of TV channels

The Special Broadcasting Service ( SBS ) is one of the two public broadcasting companies in Australia alongside the Australian Broadcasting Corporation .

The SBS operates several radio stations as well as the television stations Special Broadcasting Service and SBS World News Channel . The radio programs are broadcast in 68 languages, including German.


SBS broadcasts numerous news programs from different countries around the world. These are broadcast in the native languages ​​of the many immigrants living in Australia. It sends messages from Japan , Hong Kong , China , the Philippines , Italy , Germany , Spain , France , Russia , Greece , Arabia and Indonesia , among others . The German news is taken over by DW-TV . The news runs Monday through Sunday in the morning hours. In addition, there are films in various languages ​​with English subtitles (for example Commissioner Rex ).

The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) has been broadcast on SBS since 1983 , making the competition famous in Australia. At the time of the ESC finals it is early morning due to the time difference in Australia, so the program will also be broadcast on the following evening. The semi-finals will be broadcast partly live and partly on the following evenings.

At the ESC 2015 , SBS submitted an entry for Australia in the competition for the first time. For the 60th anniversary of the competition, Australia received an invitation from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Like the host and the Big Five, it received a starting place in the final and voting rights in both semifinals. Although an Australian victory in 2015 was originally set as a prerequisite for the country's participation in 2016, Australia also took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm and took second place. The country also took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 , with the Australian singer Jessica Mauboy representing the country with the song We Got Love . She started in the 2nd semifinals. In 2019 Australia took part with singer Kate Miller-Heidke and won 9th place with Zero Gravity .


SBS broadcasts various sporting events (especially sports that are popular in Europe) live. These include, among others, the Tour de France and other cycling classics or Golden League - Athletics meetings more.

SBS is the football channel on public television.The football world championships for men in 2006, 2010 and 2014 and for women in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019 were shown on SBS. The football magazine The World Game is broadcast weekly with highlights from the major football leagues and other reports, as well as other special programs about the UEFA Champions League, which also broadcast many UEFA Champions League matches live.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Andrew Jakubowicz: A world first ... 1978 - SBS set up to air multilingual programs and information
  2. Santilla Chingaipe: How to vote in the Eurovision Song Contest? from May 18, 2015
  3. Genevieve Dwyer: What happens if Australia wins Eurovision 2016? from May 12, 2016
  4. Sanjay Jiandani: Australia: SBS yet to deterministic mine selection mechanism for Euro Vision 2016 from November 17, 2015
  5. Genevieve Dwyer: Eurovision 2016: And the winner is ... UKRAINE from May 15, 2016
  6. Surprise: With this show, Australia thrilled the Eurovision Song Contest. Retrieved on May 27, 2019 (Swiss Standard German).
  7. Here's how to watch the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 ™. Retrieved June 11, 2019 .