FAQ's - Production

What proportion of Australian programming does SBS broadcast?

Australian programming accounts for almost a third of all content screened across the combined TV channels of SBS. This proportion peaks on the main channel during 6pm-midnight, lifting to approximately 40%.

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.