In an Australian first.

SBS has enhanced the delivery of its SBS World News with a new large format LED screen from Panasonic to display high-resolution graphics during broadcasts. Digital content ranges from maps and weather, to finance and property reports, as well as displaying breaking news.

The new LED display complements the studio’s full High Definition (HD) upgrade, with a 1920 x 1080 resolution as well as a 1.4mm pixel pitch to support extra fine detail. The solution is the first Panasonic Full HD LED display of its kind to be installed in Australia.


Janice Petersen and Anton Enus, SBS World News

SBS chief technology officer, Noel Leslie said, “The previous 3 x 3 interactive news screen wall became outdated and no longer serviced the needs of our news production. The new LED display provides SBS with significantly enhanced technology to further integrate interactive motion graphics and high resolution images in the news and current affairs offering for our audiences.”

Panasonic worked closely with SBS to manage the entire process, from initial consultation, to reviewing and testing potential solutions within the studio, through to final installation. The solution is backed up by a support and maintenance agreement and component warranty with annual reviews.

Panasonic national manager for professional services, Grant Stewart commented, “We are very proud to support SBS and the SBS World News broadcast with the latest in LED technology. SBS provides a respected service to millions of Australian viewers, and our screen is designed to complement this with reliable and flexible operation for many years to come.”