SBS2 programming revealed

SBS2 will launch at 6pm Monday June 1st with a mix of regional news, documentaries, foreign-language drama and world movies.

1121SBS2 will launch at 6pm on Monday June 1st, opening with a five minute introduction SBS 2 Launch: What is SBS2?

The channel will offer a mix of regional news, world cinema movies, documentaries and foreign-language drama.

The first programme on the channel will be the Oscar winning Harvie Krumpett by Adam Elliot, whose new feature Max and Mary is currently in cinemas.

At 6:30pm is a simulcast of World News Australia with a repeat screening of Sunday night’s Dateline. At 8:30pm is the premiere of German drama series 112 Emergency (pictured), centred around police officers, paramedics and fire-fighters. It continues on weeknights.

Movies screen from 9pm.

In the first week daily programming will consist of regional news /weather from 5am right up to World News Australia with documentaries at 7:30pm including Humanimal (France), Shadya (Israel), As It Happened (France), Lost Worlds (Germany) and two foreign films from around 9pm to close.

In July SBS2 adds the The Ashes and the Tour de France.

In announcing the launch of the channel in March, a cautious SBS boss Shaun Brown said, “But let me be clear. We are launching SBS2 ahead of Government funding assurance because we believe without new services like this the public will remain indifferent to digital take up. But only Government support will ensure we can continue with this new service.

“And without Government support we certainly won’t be able to implement the full range of SBS2 content. Which is why our intentions to expand our in-language news services and add English language tuition and in-language children’s programming are on hold.”

29 Responses

  1. Some years ago there was a german film about a family planned a holiday, when father had some financial problems, they decided to spend the holiday in their cellar. To hide their misfortune from their neighbours.
    I would like some information of this film, “it’s title” and would it be repeated?
    much appreciated


  2. how is one supposed to connect to sbs 2? we watch the news and different programmes also iron chefs which I heard was now going to be on sbs2, why can’t things be left as they are?

  3. SBS 2…….Thank you…………….The anticipation of watching us Pom’s beating the Aussies again in the ‘Ashes’ series. is overwhelming!! Your other programming looks good too!
    Gerry Martin. Highlands. Vic.

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