SBS has committed to regularly reviewing and updating the schedule every five years in conjunctionwith new Census data to ensure it continues to reflect the needs of communities in Australia today. Regularly updating the schedule enables SBS to better service the largest communities withculturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and offer services to emerging and high-needscommunities.
The criteria will be used, in conjunction with the 2016 Census data, to determine which languagesare provided by SBS Radio services. The way in which those services will be delivered will bedetermined in 2017 by SBS, taking into account changes in audience listening habits, the need tosupport audience demands for anytime, anywhere news and information via digital platforms and thechanging demographics of Australia's diverse communities.
SBS Director of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks said: "SBS has developed clear andlogical draft criteria for reviewing and updating SBS Radio's services. All feedback will be taken intoaccount before the criteria is finalised. This will ensure an objective and transparent process isapplied, and that SBS delivers on its Charter commitments."
SBS will run both English and translated recorded notifications to inform audiences of the SBS RadioServices Review and the public consultation process.
The last review of SBS Radio's service was conducted over 2012-2013, which was the first majorreview in 18 years. At the time, SBS committed to reviewing the schedule in line with the release ofeach Census.
The Selection Criteria is due to be finalised in March 2017 with the new schedule to launch beforethe end of 2017.To view the draft Selection Criteria and submit feedback, go to sbs.com.au/consultation.
|SBS Radio Services Review Public Consultation Now Open SBS Radio today launched a public consultation on the criteria it is proposing for an SBS Radio Services Review, calling on audiences, communities and stakeholders to provide feedback by Sunday 11 December.|