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SBS National Languages Competition winners embrace linguistic diversity in Australia

Friday 08 November, 2019

SBS Radio has announced the winners of the SBS National Languages Competition 2019, a nationwide initiative celebrating a love of learning languages and language retention in Australia.
 
The competition received nearly 3600 entries from all states and territories, spanning 90 languages, including Indonesian, German, Japanese and Auslan.
 
In the UN International Year of Indigenous languages, the competition also received more submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages than ever before.

SBS PopDesi introduces Bollywood top 20

Friday 27 September, 2019

SBS Radio has launched a new Bollywood Top 20 countdown show on its digital raido channel PopDesi.

SBS delivers a new mobile website in 68 languages

Thursday 26 September, 2019

SBS has launched a new website for its 68 language services, making it easier for multicultural Australians to engage with distinctive content and services in their first language.

The development of the website reflects growing audience consumption on mobile, as digital engagement increased by 29% in the past financial year, with over 2.3 million monthly unique visitors actively engaging with the SBS language website.

SBS National Languages Competiton 2019

Monday 26 August, 2019

SBS have launched their National Languages Competition 2019 to encourage language learning and language retention in Australia, and in recognition of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous languages.
 
Now in its fourth year, the nationwide competition is open to Australians of all ages who are learning a language, including English and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
 

SBS Arabic24 has a new line-up

Thursday 18 July, 2019

SBS Arabic24 will have a fresh program line up starting Monday 22 July 2019, offering more news, entertainment and music for Australia’s growing Arabic speaking communities.
 
The refreshed radio schedule introduces a new breakfast show duo, Stephanie Andary and Fares Hassan, while host Nabil Nashar will present a new morning show ‘Bayt Al Mazzika’ focused on music and entertainment.
 

Changes to SBS meet the needs of multicultural Australia

Friday 22 September, 2017

SBS Radio today announced changes to its services to reflect Australia's rapidly increasingly diverse society.

SBS Radio brings listeners an enhanced mobile app experience

Monday 21 August, 2017

As one of the world’s most multilingual broadcasters, SBS Radio is now more accessible than ever with the launch of a new mobile app

Featuring 70 language programs and four 24/7 digital radio stations: SBS Arabic24, SBS PopAsia, SBS PopDesi and SBS Chill, the new SBS Radio app is available to download now at the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

SBS Radio partners with AFTRS for bilingual radio scholarship

Thursday 10 August, 2017

With a focus on developing bilingual Australian radio talent, SBS Radio has partnered with the Australian Film Television & Radio School  to offer a Graduate Diploma in Radio 2018 scholarship.

The initiative aims to expand and enrich AFTRS’ student community by recognising an outstanding student, selected on the basis of merit from eligible students across several language groups.

Final selection criteria for SBS Radio Services Review now available

Thursday 02 March, 2017

SBS has revealed the final selection criteria it will apply to a review of its radio services to ensure SBS Radio continues to reflect the needs of communities in Australia today. 

SBS received more than 600 submissions, representing 85 languages, during a period of public consultation from 14 November to 11 December 2016 which gave people and organisations the opportunity to provide feedback on the criteria that was being proposed. 

SBS Radio partners with AFTRS to create Australia’s first bilingual radio scholarship

Wednesday 07 December, 2016

SBS Radio has partnered with the Australian Film Television & Radio School, focusing on developing bilingual Australian radio talent through a Graduate Diploma in Radio 2017 scholarship.

An Australian first, the initiative aims to expand and enrich AFTRS’ student community by recognising an outstanding radio student, selected on the basis of merit from eligible students across several language groups.

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