FAQ's - News

What are your sources for international news?

SBS World News draws its news material from the widest range of international sources of any broadcaster in Australia. Daily television news feeds are received from: Associated Press Television News (AP Television News), the BBC, CNN, Reuters and the ABC network in the United States. We also subscribe to news wire services from Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Agence France-Presse (AFP).

An important additional source of international news is SBS's exclusive access to the 37 foreign-language news programs that make up the network's World Watch service.

Are SBS's news and current affairs services captioned for the deaf and hearing impaired?

Yes. SBS provides closed captioning services under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, which requires that all news and current affairs programs (other than non-English language programs) be captioned.

Why don't you have bureaus in every capital city?

SBS does not have the resources to establish bureaus in each capital city. However SBS News and Current Affairs is developing multi-skilled journalists in a number of states around Australia to provide cross-platform content.