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SBS wants to hear from diverse voices for new podcasts

PRESS RELEASE · Artarmon Sydney NSW, Australia ·

SBS wants to hear from diverse Australian voices who have new ideas to share, as it continues to grow its collection of distinctive podcasts.

SBS is calling out to Australian podcasters to submit their concepts, inviting pitches showcasing originality and diverse storytelling, as it looks to build on its offering of podcasts providing news, information and entertainment in more than 60 languages.

Submissions are open to podcasters with all levels of experience, and projects can be multilingual or in any language. Shortlisted submissions will be invited to work with the SBS Audio & Language podcast team to further develop the idea, with new podcast commissions announced later this year.

David Hua, Director of Audio and Language Content at SBS, said: “SBS has always championed the voices of contemporary Australia, and today our podcasts provide an exciting platform for us to approach topics and stories that help us to bring the SBS Charter to life, in innovative and engaging ways.

“SBS is fluent in 60 languages and we are keen to expand our role as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster with even more on demand audio. We want to hear from diverse voices with unique ideas and perspectives. We are looking for distinctive and compelling concepts that align with who we are and our purpose at SBS, to help us to explore more ways to inform, educate and entertain all Australians.

“We love seeing the way audiences connect with our podcasts, which span languages and topics, and we’re excited to see what the next SBS podcasts might be as we look to grow our offering.”

Since the launch of the network’s first podcast in 2008, SBS has continued to grow its podcast collection and currently produces podcasts in more than 60 languages, with more than 45 million unique downloads in 2020. Across the network SBS has produced award-winning and popular podcast series, including Eyes on Gilead, Slow Italian Fast Learning, My Arab Identity - بودكاست الهوية, The Uluru Statement from the Heart in your language and NITV’s Take It Blak.

Submissions are now open and will close on Monday 4th October. All ideas must be original, have a clear concept, and be submitted via the online form on the SBS website: sbs.com.au/podcastpitch

To explore the full range of SBS’s existing podcasts, download the SBS Radio app.

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