Special Broadcasting Service Testing TV
SBS began test transmissions in April 1979 when it showed various foreign language programs on ABV-2 Melbourne and ABN-2 Sydney on Sunday mornings. Each transmission would begin with the following announcement: This is SBS Ethnic Television, coming to you on ABN2 in Sydney and ABV2 Melbourne.
When Channel 0/28 began transmission in 1980, it was only transmitting on VHF0 and UHF28 in both Melbourne and Sydney.
In 1983, Channel 0/28 expanded into Canberra, Goulburn, and Cooma and changed its name to Network 0-28. Its new slogan would be the long-running Bringing the World Back Home. The new name kept the '0/28' component even though the new transmissions were on UHF28 in Canberra and UHF58 in Goulburn and Cooma.
In 1985, the name changes again, this time to SBS. In June, transmission begins in Brisbane, Adelaide, Wollongong and the Gold Coast. In 1986, SBS ceases its VHF transmissions and becomes Australia's first sole UHF network. Following this, the network expands into Perth and Hobart.
In 1993, SBS abandoned the blue 'O' logo and launched their all new Mercator logo (named as such because the shapes looked like a mercator globe in 2D). In 1994, SBS expanded into Darwin
In 2008, the number of shapes was reduced to four and the perspective and angle was shifted.
In 2009, SBS renamed their main channel SBS One to coincide with the launch of their new digital channel SBS Two.
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