SBS Arabic24 launches 24/7 Digital TV

Monday 3 April, 2017

News Release (PDF)

SBS today (4pm) launches SBS Arabic24 live on Digital TV, available to listen on channel 36. Now Australia’s leading Arabic language radio station, the additional platform, which currently reaches more than 90% of Australian homes, aims to connect further with the growing Arabic-speaking community.

Since its launch on 7 March 2016, SBS Arabic24 has drawn significant audience growth on air and online and recent research* indicates that the service is the most trusted by Arabic speaking Australians, offering a distinctive service and impartial destination focusing on life in Australia, with global and local perspectives on world news. 
Listeners can find out how to tune in to SBS Arabic24 DTV here and view the full schedule here - highlights include:  

Good Morning Australia
Weekdays, 6am-8am

Breakfast show hosts Ghassan Nakhoul and Sylva Mezher bring listeners all their morning news. The live two-hour show is a meeting place of perspectives, ideas and voices, with a uniquely Arabic-Australian take on the issues that matter to the community.

Al Bayt Baytak
Weekdays, 8am-11am

Hosts Diala AlAzzeh and Saleh Saqqaf help listeners navigate all the latest 'talk of the town' from around Australia and the Arabic world.

Marhaba Australia
Weekdays, 4pm-7pm

Host Heba Kassoua and the SBS Arabic24 afternoon team welcome listeners in for an interactive on-air and online conversation about the day’s news and events.

Stay tuned to SBS Arabic24 via live streaming or catch up: sbs.com.au/Arabic; On Digital Radio: simply search for the station name SBS Arabic24; via the SBS Radio App available on App Store or Google Play.


*Source - McNair Ingenuity Research surveyed over 400 participants of the Arabic-speaking community in Sydney and Melbourne, between Nov-Dec 2016.