These are the stories that matter from Australia and around the world. SBS’s unmatched current affairs shows include Insight, Dateline, The Feed and The Point, which are all available to stream at SBS On Demand along with these eye-opening investigative series.
When society is broken and demands for social justice go unmet, some folks don’t give up. They don’t shut up. They Rise Up. These are the stories and pictures of regular people taking to the streets to change the world. This 6-part VICE documentary series focuses on different times in history when people have demanded change. Episodes cover the British Miners’ Strike, Arab Spring, Berlin Wall, Yellow Vest (France), Women’s March (USA) and Apartheid (South Africa).
Rise Up premieres on SBS VICELAND Tuesday 23 March at 10:35pm with all episodes streaming at SBS On Demand after broadcast.
From the award-winning producers and correspondents at VICE News, VICE Investigates features stories told through a distinct reporting lens, offering immersive narratives and fresh perspectives on the important and sometimes controversial issues defining today’s culture. Across 8 episodes in season 1, topics include Gun Culture, Anti-Vaxxers, the K-Pop industry and navigating artistic freedom in Putin’s Russia with Russian hip-hop.
VICE Investigates season 1 is now streaming at SBS On Demand. Start with episode 1 'Amazon On Fire':
VICE World of Sports
There’s more to sports than just the major organisations like the NFL and NBA. VICE World of Sports puts the spotlight on lesser known sports from around the world. Stories that explore broad cultures, politics, places and people through the one thing that connects them all: sports. You will see people using sports as a means of expressing national pride and rivalry, to preserve tradition and history, as a way out of an impoverished childhood, as a tool for prison reform or just for pure entertainment and fun. Host Selema Masekela travelled to Ghana, Serbia and Kenya, among many others, to bring you stories you won’t see anywhere else, told through VICE’s unique point of view.
VICE World of Sports season 1 is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Woman with Gloria Steinem
At the intersection of violence and stability, of oppression and progress, are women. Gloria Steinem travels the world meeting those whose lives are in the crosshairs. This Emmy-nominated series will make you feel uncomfortable, outraged and inspired to change the world.
Woman with Gloria Steinem is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
‘There are 7 billion lives happening right now. Including my own. Once I personally experience how the rest of the planet lives on a daily basis, I should finally understand humanity and myself.’ This series sees Thomas Morton, a journalist and contributing editor for VICE magazine, hang out with different groups of people and give their lives a try. Morton joins the Bears, Trump campaigners, Valley goths and even Michelle Obama.
Balls Deep seasons 1 and 2 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Actor Michael K. Williams (The Wire) leaves scripts behind as he takes on what VICELAND calls ‘his most personal project to date’. With Black Market, Williams takes a look at underground economies in America and beyond. He meets people who are willing to break the law and risk everything they have just to get by. While digging into the topics, Williams discusses his own issues with addiction, crime and poverty. The black markets explored in the series include South African fishermen who rely on poaching to survive and an opioid-based cough syrup that is becoming popular in the United States.
Black Market is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Fringe Nation: Extremists in America
As the US becomes increasingly polarised, the limitations of its opposing sides are pushed to their extremes. How will the voices and actions of those at the fringes impact on the country? Reporter Gianna Toboni examines the roots of the self-described ‘militias’ whose heretofore ‘fringe’ beliefs have evolved into having a disproportionate and potentially irreversible impact on the United States.
Fringe Nation: Extremists in America is now streaming at SBS On Demand.
Insight, Australia’s leading forum for ideas, debate and powerful first-person stories returns in 2021 with new host Kumi Taguchi, who each week will use her unique skills to guide a lively debate on a single topic.
New episodes of Insight air on SBS and SBS On Demand 8:30pm Tuesdays. You can stream past episodes now at SBS On Demand (also available with Simplified Chinese subtitles). Catch up on the first episode for 2021:
Dateline is a weekly international half-hour documentary program that invites you to walk in the shoes of others in search of the inspiration and surprise in every global story.
New episodes of Dateline air on SBS and SBS On Demand 9:30pm Tuesdays. You can stream past episodes now at SBS On Demand (also available with Arabic and Simplified Chinese subtitles). Catch up on the first episode for 2021:
Presented by Marc Fennell, Alice Matthews and Alex Lee, the multi Walkley Award-winning program, continues to break new ground with its compelling mix of current affairs and comedy, interviews and investigations. The Feed offers something completely different – a bold program with its own unique character and personality, covering current affairs in a style that’s accessible to everyone.
New episodes of The Feed air on SBS and SBS On Demand 10:00pm Tuesdays. Stream past episodes now at SBS On Demand. Catch up on the first episode for 2021:
NITV’s flagship news and current affairs program The Point returns to our screens in 2021 with new co-host Shahni Wellington joining John Paul Janke. Join them for a cutting-edge analysis of the week in Indigenous Affairs and a unique perspective on the latest domestic and international news. You can catch up on past episodes from 2018–2020 and The Point Specials at SBS On Demand.
The Point 2021 airs on NITV 7:30pm Tuesdays with episodes streaming at SBS On Demand at the same time they go to air. The Point will also be available to watch on SBS at 11:00pm Tuesdays. Catch up on the first episode for 2021:
Watch Insight, Dateline and The Feed Tuesdays from 8:30pm on SBS with The Point following SBS World News at 11:00pm (or watch The Point Tuesdays at 7:30pm on NITV). Episodes are available to stream at SBS On Demand at the same time as broadcast.
With Oscar nominations around the corner, we take a look at awards season as it hits full swing including the recent Golden Globes, and with Harry and Meghan's royal sit down interview with Oprah capturing the world we look at what the recent trend of celeb exposes says about our fascination with fame. And in What Have You Been Watching we dissect the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe foray into the small screen - in what is very much a celebration of the small screen - in 'Wandavision'.
Today we're joined by the one and only Mads Mikkelsen, who jumps on a Zoom call with Fiona, to talk about his star turn as a day-drinking teacher in Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round. How much is too much when you play drunk on screen? How did the team overcome a personal tragedy to pick up and carry on with the film's production? What does he recall of making 'Unit One' - a 2000s detective series that's just dropped at SBS On Demand, and what does he watch in his downtime? This one's a must-listen to all the Mads Mikkelsen completists out there. Don't miss it.