SBS 6 logo since 2005
|Launched||August 28, 1995|
|Network||SBS Broadcasting (2011-present)
ProSiebenSat.1 Media (2007-2011)
SBS Broadcasting Group (1995-2007)
|Owned by||Sanoma (67%) and Talpa Media Holding (33%)|
|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV (PAL)
|Audience share||7.8% (2012, )|
|Sister channel(s)||NET 5
|Digitenne||Channel 6 (SD)|
|CanalDigitaal||Channel 6 (HD)|
|Ziggo||Channel 6 (SD/HD)|
Channel 6 (HD)
Channel 6 (SD)
Channel 76 (HD)
|Kabel Noord||Channel 6|
|UPC Horizon||Watch live (Netherlands only)|
SBS stands for Scandinavian Broadcasting System. When the SBS Broadcasting Group started expanding outside of Scandinavia in 1995, one of the first countries where they set up a channel was the Netherlands with SBS 6. SBS 6 was the third Dutch commercial TV station after RTL 4 and RTL 5. SBS 6 launched on 28 August 1995.
When SBS 6 was launched, they were in a tough competition with the channel Veronica, which started as a commercial station at the same time. Both SBS 6 and Veronica wanted to be on channel 6 of the viewer's television.
The German ProSiebenSat.1 Media took over SBS Broadcasting on 27 June 2007. In 2011 the three TV stations (SBS 6, NET 5 and Veronica), the two TV guides (Veronica Magazine and Totaal TV), production, design and text activities were sold to a joint venture between Sanoma (67%) and Talpa Media Holding (33%).
- According to Jim
- Close to Home
- Coronation Street
- Diagnosis: Murder
- Little House on the Prairie
- Medical Emergency
- My Wife and Kids
- NCIS: Los Angeles
- Space: Above and Beyond
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- The Mentalist
- The Sing-Off
- Under the Dome
- Who's the Boss?
- Bouw Je Droom
- De Hoofdprijs
- Domino Day
- Hart van Nederland
- Lotto Weekend Miljonairs
- Trauma Centrum
- BDO World Darts Championship
- Marathon Speedskating
- PDC World Darts Championship Summaries only (live on the website)
- Red Bull Air Race
- World Cup/Europe Cup qualification of the Dutch national football team (all home and friendly matches)
- "Jaarrapport 2012". Stichting Kijk Onderzoek.
- Westerhof, Jan (26 June 1995). "SBS 6 wil sensatie èn dicht-bij-huis 'Je moet dicht bij jezelf en de kijker blijven'". de Volkskrant. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
- Lange, Yasha (26 January 1999). "Publieke omroep niet bang voor commercieel Net 5". NRC Handelsblad. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
- "VOO in jaartallen". Beeldengeluidwiki.nl. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
- Donald Koeleman (June 27, 2007). "ProSiebenSat.1 acquires SBS". Broadband TV News.
- Peter van der Ploeg (April 20, 2011). "Sanoma en Talpa nemen SBS over". NRC Handelsblad.