SBS signs US news deal with American Broadcasting Corporation

• The deal means SBS will broadcast America’s number one evening news bulletin

SBS today announced a news partnership the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), ahead of the US elections.

SBS will air America’s number one evening news bulletin, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir and the number one Sunday political discussion program in America This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

From July 1, daily episodes of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir will be exclusively on SBS On Demand from 6.30am, and will air on SBS VICELAND later that day. From July 30, the program will air daily on SBS at 12.30pm, followed by an encore screening on SBS VICELAND that afternoon.

This Week with George Stephanopoulos will air weekly on SBS from Monday, July 1 at 6.30am, followed by an encore screening on SBS VICELAND later that day. Episodes will also be available on SBS On Demand for seven days.

SBS Director of News and Current Affairs, Jim Carroll said: “During a particularly fascinating period in US and global politics, we are very excited to be partnering with a news service of the calibre of ABC News. Australians have a voracious appetite for comprehensive and intelligent coverage of what’s happening in America and its relationship with the rest of the world. 

SBS has global news agreements with leading broadcasters in the UK, Middle East, Europe, USA and Asia, cementing SBS as the Australian network with the deepest relationships with international media organisations. ” 

SBS will also show ABC America’s coverage of major political events, including the Presidential Debates and the Republican and Democratic Party Conventions.

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