You can now watch Australian-produced Arabic and Mandarin news bulletins on SBS

SBS is now presenting two locally-produced news bulletins SBS عربي News and SBS 中文 News. Here's how you can watch.

SBS Arabic News journalists Hadil AlSwaiedi, Nissrine Khadra and Ali Bahnasawy.

SBS Arabic News journalists Hadil AlSwaiedi, Nissrine Khadra and Ali Bahnasawy. Source: SBS News

SBS recently premiered two locally-produced Arabic and Mandarin news bulletins in a continued expansion of the network's multilingual services.

Two dedicated teams of journalists produce the bulletins, providing balanced coverage of major national and international stories, in-language, every weeknight.

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SBS عربي News is presented by journalists Nissrine Khadra, Ali Bahnasawy and Hadil AlSwaiedi. Saleh Saqqaf is the program's executive producer.

Journalists Jeff Kuan, Rena Li and Michelle Chen are presenting news in Mandarin to audiences on SBS 中文 News under executive producer Lili Zhou.

SBS director of news and current affairs, Mandi Wicks, said the introduction of the bulletins is an exciting step in expanding SBS’s multilingual services.

“We are thrilled to be launching these bespoke SBS news bulletins for Australia's growing and diverse Arabic and Mandarin-speaking communities, created by an exceptional team of bilingual journalists dedicated to delivering a service designed for the communities they are a part of," she said.

"It's also a demonstration of our continuing commitment to innovating and evolving our services, ensuring our news is more accessible and meeting the needs of an increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse Australia."

Viewers can add the Arabic and Mandarin daily news bulletins to their favourites in SBS On Demand for easy access on all devices -

Journalists Michelle Chen, Rena Li and Jeff Kuan will bring news in Mandarin.
Journalists Michelle Chen, Rena Li and Jeff Kuan will bring news in Mandarin. Source: SBS News

SBS has been delivering multilingual services to Australian audiences for more than 45 years, with news provided in more than 60 languages across SBS Radio, podcasts and digital platforms. 

The news bulletins build on SBS' existing services for Australia's Arabic and Mandarin-speaking communities, including SBS Arabic24, SBS Mandarin, and digital offering SBS 中文.

Both new bulletins will soon be available to watch on SBS WorldWatch – SBS’s new multilingual news channel – during prime time when it launches later this year.

The channel will be SBS's sixth free-to-air television channel, joining SBS, National Indigenous Television (NITV), SBS VICELAND, SBS Food and SBS World Movies.

Find more Australian news, current affairs, culture, and community stories in your language .

Information about COVID-19 and vaccines is also available at the  in more than 60 languages. 

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Published 14 February 2022 at 8:00am
Source: SBS News