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Content creation, acquisition and curation

Deliverable

Performance Criterion

Source

FY19-20 Target

FY19-20 Actual

Commentary

  Providing programs aligned with Australia’s multicultural society and perspective

(See Distinctive Network; Appendices 1-5)

  Broadcasting in languages other than English

(Appendices 1, 3, 6, 8, 9)

Number of hours of TV programming broadcast in CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse)

Program 1.1, 2019-20 Portfolio Budget Statements

10,000 hours

12,371 hours on SBS and SBS VICELAND

Target exceeded; this includes 6,082 hours of programming broadcast in LOTE (languages other than English) on SBS and SBS VICELAND.

Number of hours of locally commissioned programs broadcast (first run) NITV

Program 1.1, 2019-20 Portfolio Budget Statements

30 hours

59 hours

Target exceeded; this includes commissioned and inhouse productions but excludes news, current affairs, special events and sports programming.

Number of hours of locally commissioned programs broadcast (first run) SBS and SBS VICELAND

Program 1.1, 2019-20 Portfolio Budget Statements

80 hours

171 hours

Target exceeded; the scheduling of high volume titles across financial years and the changing genre mix contributed to a significant increase in hours.

Percentage of Radio broadcasts in Languages other than English

90%

97%

Target exceeded.

Through SBS’s commissioned content, news and current affairs and radio language programs, SBS continued to tell stories which explore and celebrate Australia’s diverse multicultural society. Highlights included:

  • A series of commissioned dramas and documentaries, such as The Hunting and Struggle Street, that explored Australia’s history, social issues, and ongoing evolution in a multicultural world, encouraging national reflection and debate.
  • 97 per cent of SBS radio programming was broadcast in languages other than English (LOTE). SBS had 68 language services in 2019-20.

As always, SBS continued to bring the best culturally and linguistically diverse content from across the world to Australian audiences, across all platforms.

For more details, see Distinctive Network.