SBS Viceland - Programs and Schedules

Continuity from yesterday

Aussie drama Starting From… Now makes its TV debut on SBS2 next Monday at 9.15pm, starting from season 4 (the first three seasons can be seen on the show’s website). The web-based drama is described as a “lesbian love quadrangle” following the lives of Emily, Steph, Kristen and Darcy “as they search for happiness and love and experience life” in Sydney’s inner west, and has won numerous awards overseas.

A new season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine started on Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 8pm and the season is continuing Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm on SBS2.

Why wasn’t I told? :stuck_out_tongue: You guys are usually good in reporting new seasons. This one seems to have slipped you by.

Tuesday nights on SBS 2 go Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

from Tuesday 26 April at 8.00pm

Breaking up late-night’s all-male party, Samantha Bee is currently the only female late night talk show host. In her new weekly show, Samantha brings her nuanced view of political and cultural issues, her sharp interview skills, her repartee with world leaders and, of course, her signature wit.

Formerly the longest-serving correspondent on the Emmy award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and one of the most unique and visible comedic voices on television, this late-night comedy show offers a tongue-in-cheek take on weekly news and explores other important stories in-depth that have been largely overlooked by more traditional media outlets.

The comedian and media critic - who also starred in Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Sisters - breaks down a number of important topics such as; gender equality, religion, abortion, refugees, social media, and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race, including how many outrageous things can Donald Trump say per appearance (spoiler: infinite) , Bernie Sanders’s “Bros” and the “The Real Kasich.” Bringing her signature brazen style with brains and a bit of spunk to these taboo topics, Bee tackles these subjects in a way that no one else can.

From her encounters with Syrian refugees in Jordan, to her face to face with Donald Trump’s biggest supporters, get up to date with all things Samantha Bee with the first nine episodes, now streaming on SBS On-Demand:

Orphan Black (shown here on SBS2) has been renewed for the fifth and final season of 10 episodes, which will air in 2017.

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SBS2 is to be no longer from late 2016, with the station to be replaced by VICELAND. The move comes as part of a mass scale expansion by Vice Media to more than 50 countries worldwide; the channel will also expand to New Zealand via Sky TV.

It’ll be SBS’ second branded partnership - the first being with Scripps for SBS Food Network. No word yet on which SBS2 programmes will continue over, though I’d guess The Feed would be sticking around in some form or another.

More: Mediaweek, The Guardian

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The Feed could easily be rebranded to Vice News Australia, it’s quite similar in format.

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Gee in NZ they have to pay for it through Sky TV ?

Also I wonder what happens to existing SBS 2 programs ? Will the rights be picked up by SVOD or other networks perhaps …

This will also affect SBS2’s daytime line-up which consist mostly of Worldwatch (foreign language news shown on several hours’ delay) and the sports telecasts. Having Worldwatch on SBS2 allows the main channel to show live sport (mainly soccer) in early morning with minimal interruptions. The question is, will Viceland Australia be a 24/7 channel, or a split channel like ABC2 which carries one type of programming during the day and another type at night?
Also, when the 2018 FIFA World Cup comes around how will SBS show group matches if they happen at the same time (remember SBS will still carry a majority of matches even though Optus will show some exclusively)?

So the taxpayer is funding a network that will replace Austraian and foreign programming with mostly North American content. This sounds fucked up.

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Maybe it’s just me, but it really doesn’t seem that long ago since the last relaunch of SBS2.

TBH, I’m honestly surprised that SBS hasn’t decided to make this an online-only service knowing that many in the target demographic of SBS2/Viceland probably don’t even watch traditional terrestrial TV anymore…

They’ve got guts if this results in the removal of If You Are the One… I’m sure SBS will be smarter then that though. Or they’ll take advantage and make some of the previous SBS 2 content On Demand exclusive.

They could have it take the place of the SBS (One) SD simulcast instead of taking over SBS2. Given that their HD channel is MPEG-2, it should only be a very small portion of receivers that wouldn’t be able to get the HD service of the main channel.

As a public broadcaster I doubt they would cut the SD feed of the primary channel.

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###Viceland to launch in Australia

VICE, the global youth brand, will partner with Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) to launch a new channel in Australia.

The channel will feature all-new shows covering culture, music, sports, fashion, technology and more from around the world.

SBS and global youth media company VICE will partner to bring Australians a new lifestyle and culture TV channel, featuring the best programming from VICELAND free-to-air on SBS in late 2016.The new channel will be owned and operated by SBS, leveraging the distinctive creativity and experience of both VICE and SBS creative teams. It will be on the SBS 2 channel spectrum and online platforms, available to all Australians for free.

VICE is committed to telling the world’s most compelling stories in new and ever better ways, spanning all corners of culture and featuring a diverse range of talent, filmmakers and fresh new voices.

Programming will focus on a distinct, immersive style of original lifestyle and culture content for young viewers and will feature Australian produced programs.

Michael Ebeid, SBS Managing Director and CEO, said: “Exploring diversity through culture is at the heart of SBS’s purpose and we are excited to be partnering with VICE to bring some of the best available content from across the world, never before seen in Australia, in documentary, journalism and inspiring entertainment, free to all Australians on SBS channels and platforms.”

Michael Slonim, VICE Australia Managing Director, said: “This is a unique partnership that will help catapult VICE further into the consciousness of young Australians. SBS shares our storytelling sensibilities and curiosity about the world, and we’re delighted to be partnering up to bring VICELAND to this market in the biggest way possible.”

Overseen by Oscar-winning film director Spike Jonze as Co-President, VICELAND launched to critical acclaim in the US in February 2016 and features hundreds of hours of original programming, including Gaycation (with Ellen Page and Ian Daniel), Huang’s World (with Eddie Huang), Noisey (with Zach Goldbaum), F*ck, That’s Delicious (with Action Bronson), Weediquette (with Krishna Andavolu), Balls Deep (with Thomas Morton) and many more.

Since launching in 2003, VICE Australia has been producing award-winning editorial and video programming for young Australian audiences across a network of digital channels spanning news, culture, music, fashion, tech and sports. VICE Australia’s work has been recognised by the Australian Publish Awards (Winner - Multi-Channel of the Year 2015), Mumbrella (Silver - Content Company of the Year, BE Fest 2015), B&T, The Walkley Awards, and more.

VICE has developed an outstanding global reputation for producing the gold standard of video content for young people, forging innovative distribution partnerships with A+E Networks, HBO, YouTube, Snapchat, Live Nation, 20th Century Fox, Verizon, Spotify and more to take its programming to young people everywhere.

Further information about the channel will follow in coming months.

Don’t young people these days no longer watch linear tv ? I’m guessing this will be available online.

True. My teenage workmates practically watch no tv.

If the free to air networks follow SBS, we will have all our multi-channels controlled by foreign media companies and they will probably all eventually end up exclusively on the internet. Not good for Aussie content.

Vice must see some merit in being available via broadcast TV or they would just stick to on-line delivery like they have already been providing.

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The announcement of what’s happening is extremely vague. It’s been established that SBS2 is going to be rebranded and the new channel will be a mix of Viceland and SBS programming like The Feed and If You Are the One which will continue to air.

In regards to channel ownership, SBS will own and operate the channel but will pay a licensing fee (WSJ paywall) to have the rights to Viceland’s programming library

How is this cheaper that running SBS2 by itself ?

Same question sort of with SBS Food ?

Could we see SBS decide to let rights go for shows off SBS 2 and streaming services like Stan pick them up?

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