SBS to launch free multilingual news channel

SBS will expand its multilingual news service in 2022 with WorldWatch, a new channel including Mandarin and Arabic bulletins.
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SBS has announced it will further expand its multilingual services in 2022, with the launch of its sixth free-to-air television channel providing news from around the world to Australian audiences.

SBS WorldWatch will feature an extensive line-up of bulletins from leading international broadcasters in more than 30 languages and be the free-to air television home to new locally produced 30-minute Arabic and Mandarin language TV news programs.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk