FAQ's - Production

What proportion of Australian programming does SBS broadcast?

SBS approximately  programs 30-35% of Australian content for SBS and SBS VICELAND, and around 85% for NITV and Food Network.

Does SBS TV cover multicultural festivals, either on the news or in special programs?

Each year SBS receives hundreds of requests to cover festivals and special events throughout Australia. Unfortunately, we have neither the funds nor the resources to meet the vast majority of these requests. Occasionally we do cover single special events of national significance or relevance. The emphasis of SBS programming is on multicultural issues and stories as distinct from multicultural events.