Press release from SBS

SBS is increasing its investment in and commitment to its award winning news and current affairs line-up, which will return with a new look in 2012.

In January, 'World News Australia' will return with a new set and a new 10.30pm timeslot for the late news. Rolling newsbreaks will be introduced throughout the night to ensure SBS’s audience are across the latest in national and international news.

'Insight' and 'Dateline' will return in February and join forces for a Tuesday night current affairs line-up. SBS’s Indigenous current affairs program, 'Living Black', will also return.

“SBS’s news and current affairs offering is a true cross platform experience for our audience,” SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said.

“We couple our in-depth television and radio news and current affairs services with our online expertise and our World News Australia app which now has more than 200,000 downloads for the i-Phone and i-Pad. Our World News Australia site is a key part of SBS’s online success and our growth strategy with attracting more than 1.7 million users each month.”

“At a time when other networks are cutting investment in serious news and current affairs content, SBS is bucking the trend, refreshing our brands and
increasing our commitment,” SBS Director of News and Current Affairs, Paul Cutler, said.

“Australian audiences know they can rely on SBS to deliver breaking news with a unique international perspective from some of the best in the business. We hope to be able to continue to invest in and expand our services in 2012.”