Jun 20, 2010
This show went out at the start of November 1999, following on from a programme already up on this site that I made in Auckland New Zealand. I attended a meeting of the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union at a hotel in Sydney. But I must confess I escaped some of the dry "working groups" to explore some of the stations, including the SBS and ABC.
Mike Bird, (pictured) our propagation man in Melbourne took the one hour flight to Sydney and we walked around the harbour recalling how media was changing at the start of a new century. I am amazed that SBS still broadcasts in Dutch - I would have thought the audience had really dwindled away to nothing by now.