‘Perplexed’ SBS boss rejected offer to move in with ABC

SBS managing director James Taylor rejected an offer from his counterpart at the ABC, David Anderson, to share offices and explore other merged services such as travel in a terse email exchange about how the two government-funded broadcasters could save money.

"I do not believe that SBS staff co-locating to an ABC location in either Sydney or Melbourne is a feasible or desirable option for a range of reasons, including current long-term SBS leasing arrangements in Melbourne which were facilitated by a generous lessor incentive, and your view that there is insufficient available space in Ultimo," Mr Taylor said.