• SBS World Movies is coming to FTA TV. (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
SBS World Movies free-to-air channel brings world cinema to all Australians, all-day, every day.
SBS Movies

6 May 2019 - 12:03 AM  UPDATED 1 Jul 2019 - 3:17 PM

SBS is bringing international cinema to all Australians with the launch of SBS World Movies free-to-air and in HD.  

The dedicated 24-hour channel, which launched 10 am Monday July 1, will feature a diverse range of movies reaching all corners of the globe, building on SBS’s long legacy as the home of distinctive and multilingual films. 

SBS has a long and proud history in distinctive films including the well-known Friday night movies of the '80s, the World Movies channel previously only available via subscription services for almost 25 years, and more recently, our extensive selection on SBS On Demand, where our catalogue will be boosted by the movies we acquire for this new channel. SBS World Movies free-to-air is an exciting next step in the evolution of our film offering.

SBS World Movies will be a celebration of the diversity of global cinema with at least half the titles on the channel in a language other than English, and featuring everything from European art-house films to the best of Bollywood cinema, romantic comedies to anime, award-winning favourites, acclaimed new releases, and much more.  

Heartfelt romances, global controversies and international megastars – SBS World Movies has it all
SBS is thrilled to reveal the July line-up of SBS World Movies, our new free-to-air HD channel, launching 1 July 2019. ‘Loving Pablo’, ‘Rafiki’, ‘Brick Lane’ and ‘Just A Breath Away’ are among the titles to headline the first month.

The channel will broadcast more than 700 films each year, with international titles including recent award winning and critically acclaimed films such as Amanda (France), The 12th Man (Norway), Just A Breath Away (France, pictured second from left), Ash is the Purest White (China, pictured above left), Aligarh (India, pictured above, right), Girl (Belgium), Killing of a Sacred Deer (UK, pictured above second from right), and many more. Launch titles will be announced in the coming weeks.

SBS World Movies will also feature curated seasons of special programming to mark cultural events, festivals and celebrations such as Diwali, Lunar New Year, International Women’s Day and Mardi Gras.  

Each week, the schedule will feature a Women in Film double-bill, as well as Festival Favourites and a showcase of films from countries with emerging film industries.  

SBS World Movies will broadcast in HD on channel 32 alongside SBS’s existing channels, SBS, SBS VICELAND, SBS Food and NITV. SBS World Movies will also be SBS’s third HD channel. Check the Guide to see more details of what's on, and when. 


SBS World Movies celebrates Studio Ghibli Weekend
The new SBS World Movies channel presents a special season devoted to Japan's animation masters. All day, all July 6 & 7 weekend, only on Digital Channel 32.
SBS World Movies Weekly Highlights: 1 – 7 July
Welcome to your new favourite TV channel. SBS World Movies launches free-to-air around Australia on 1 July.
How to watch SBS World Movies
Important information about SBS digital channels 31 and 32.


Follow SBS Movies on Facebook