Blink TV excited to announce new partnership with Roadshow Films

Roadshow Films has furthered its commitment to local Australian television production by securing 50% of Blink TV, the Australian unscripted TV production company headed by one of the most respected names in the industry, Paul Clarke. As creator and producer of a host of industry-leading, household names in TV, Paul Clarke’s string of hits include Spicks and Specks, Blood & Thunder - The Story of Alberts, Long Way to the Top, Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing, Wide Open Road and Whitlam: The Power and The Passion. He has been the key creative executive of the successful Eurovision Song Contest...
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Adam Liaw serves up tasty Euro Bites, for SBS’s Eurovision Coverage

As part of the Eurovision Song Contest coverage for 2017, Blink produced a series of Eurovision food clips, ‘Adam’s Euro Bites’. These bite size clips feature chef, Adam Liaw, who reveals his love and insight for the Eurovision experience with the perfect set of recipes to go with SBS’s weekend of Eurovision. Shot in situ at a fun Eurovision party, Adam creates and serves up some delicious food – of course garnishing with plenty of flags from the countries. View all of the recipes for Adam's Euro Bites

Eurovision Top 40 Songs – Television Special

Blink produced a 2 hour television special for SBS for screening during the Eurovision coverage week in May 2017. Hosted by Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, the Eurovision Top 40 Songs counts down the 40 favourite songs as voted by Australia via the SBS Eurovision website. With Eurovision dancers, multiple wardrobe changes and a studio set full of colour, the crazy countdown featured live performances by Dami Im, Paul Capsis and Bjorn Again, as well as interviews from six past Eurovision winners - Måns Zelmerlöw (2015) and Loreen (2012) from Sweden, Conchita Wurst (2014), Katrina and The Waves (1997), Bucks...
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Isaiah Firebrace will represent Australia at Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine

SBS has announced Isaiah Firebrace as Australia’s contestant at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, and broadcast exclusively on SBS in May. Isaiah’s new Eurovision song Don’t Come Easy was also revealed tonight, performed by the artist on stage at an intimate event in Melbourne. You can listen to Don’t Come Easy and take a first look at Isaiah’s Eurovision video clip here: [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiXEMYUqa3w[/youtube] The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast over SBS’s Eurovision weekend - Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Grand Final Sunday 14 May at 7.30pm on SBS with LIVE early morning...
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Rescue Dog To Super Dog – New TV Format available for Australian market

This series will see rescue dogs transform the lives of people with disabilities. A Home for a Dog: Hope for those in need That’s the win / win prospect at the heart of a new uplifting format that Blink TV has acquired for the Australian market, from UK based Plimsoll Productions. Each week it promises to transform the lives of 2 unique people and 2 pups. The bond between dogs and humans is like no other. Dogs can actually feel empathy for us, read and react to our emotions and smell and sense chemical changes in our bodies and most...
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Junior Eurovision 2016 on SBS

Georgia won the 2016 Junior Eurovision with 239 points. Mariam Mamadashvili was declared the winner at the event in Valletta, Malta with her song Mzeo which means Sun. It is the third time that Georgia has won the competition, setting a new record for Junior Eurovision. In fifth place was 12 year-old Australian performer Alexa Curtis.   Brisbane's Alexa Curtis represented Australia, performing her song We Are. The 12 year-old Curtis has a love for music and dance, starting with contemporary and jazz dancing at just 5 years-old. Without any formal training, at age 10 Curtis won The Voice Kids...
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Australia to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest for 3rd consecutive year

SBS is thrilled to confirm overnight breaking news of Australia’s invitation to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. SBS has secured Australia’s participation for a third consecutive year, with the 2017 competition to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine in May. SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “Dami Im’s magnificent Grand Final performance in Stockholm earlier this year secured Australia the runner up position on the world’s largest stage, a testament not only to her amazing singing prowess but the humbling way the European community has embraced our entry into the competition. “Australia has celebrated Eurovision for over 30 years...
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Matt Preston, international food writer & broadcaster, is taking on a new challenge…

Blink TV Australia and Matt Preston are excited to announce they are in development with a major new international series featuring Matt Preston, renowned food journalist and award-winning TV personality. The series, “Eat Here with Matt Preston”, sees Matt on a voyage of discovery to the very best restaurants on the planet. For Matt the world’s greatest chefs are those who connect you to the unique nature, culture and flavours of their homeland through their plates. These maverick chefs manifest their pride in where they are with some of the world’s most brilliant food combining the local culture with local...
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SBS secures an exclusive option to develop the Eurovision Song Contest concept in Asia

SBS is pleased to announce it has signed an exclusive option with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the owners of the Eurovision Song Contest, to establish an Asian version of the famous Contest. Building on the recent announcement revealing Australian Eurovision contestant Dami Im’s competing song “Sound of Silence”, SBS and production partners, Blink TV are now exploring the opportunity to establish the Eurovision Song Contest concept in the Asia Pacific region, offering broadcasters and sponsors the opportunity to be a part of this amazing event. Chairman for the Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest Dr. Frank-Dieter Freiling said:...
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Australia to return to the Eurovision Song Contest!

After placing 5th in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Australia will compete in the semi finals in 2016 History was made in Vienna earlier this year when Australia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest. Initially envisaged as a one-off to celebrate the event's 60th anniversary and Australia's long tradition of broadcasting the show, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Australian broadcaster SBS are proud to announce that Australia will participate again in 2016. "The feedback we got from viewers, fans, press and the broadcasters after Australia's participation in Vienna was overwhelmingly positive," says Jon Ola Sand, Executive...
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