In­dige­nous news and cur­rent af­fairs show Liv­ing in new place

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and cur­rent af­fairs show Liv­ing Black cel­e­brates its 10th an­niver­sary by shift­ing to a sta­tion many may say is its right­ful home. The show, pro­duc­ing sto­ries to in­form and ed­u­cate in­dige­nous au­di­ences, will air each Tues­day on Na­tional In­dige­nous Tele­vi­sion (NITV), with re­peats weekly on Fri­days and Sun­days on SBS.

The pro­gram­ming switch was made af­ter NITV came un­der SBS man­age­ment in mid-2012 Liv­ing Black host and ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Karla Grant (pic­tured) could not be hap­pier about the move.

‘‘The whole tran­si­tion has gone very well,’’ she says. ‘‘We will be reach­ing a lot more peo­ple and our tar­get au­di­ence. We’ll be reach­ing out to them (NITV view­ers) and also our SBS au­di­ence won’t suf­fer ei­ther be­cause they can still see us on SBS.’’

Un­like shows on the com­mer­cial net­works, Liv­ing Black does not have a huge bud­get. Three video jour­nal­ists com­pile all the sto­ries and do ev­ery­thing them­selves on the road.

‘‘They have to be the jour­nal­ist, the sound per­son and the cam­era per­son all in one. They don’t have the lux­ury of a crew or any back-up to sup­port them,’’ Grant says.

Tues­days from March 12, 7.30pm, NITV.

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