SBS to launch Mandarin News Australia
SBS is about launch Australia’s first and only free to air, locally produced in-language Mandarin news service.
SBS is launching a new Mandarin television news program with Chinese-Australian News.
To air each Wednesday on SBS TWO the service will have English subtitles, so it can be understood by non-Mandarin speaking Australians.
Mandarin News Australia will be Australia’s first and only free to air, locally produced in-language Mandarin news service.
The presenter is Zhou Li (pictured).
An SBS Press Release says the weekly TV news and current affairs program will cover “stories for Chinese Australians, including a brief wrap of national and international headline news, major local Chinese arts, cultural, community and sports events, profile pieces on successful Chinese Australian business people, identities and inspiring locals, major stories from China, and stories on visiting Chinese dignitaries and artists.”
“This new program will deliver relevant news and current affairs to one of Australia’s largest language communities,” Dirk Anthony, Director of Audio and Language Content, said.
It will be complemented by a new online Chinese Virtual Community Centre at sbs.com.au/chinese featuring both SBS and user generated video, audio and text. The website offers local and international news and current affairs, business and finance, sport, lifestyle, Australian life and culture, immigration information, and community events.
Users will be able to upload photos, videos, and event listings, write blogs, comment on all content, with Mandarin and Cantonese audio and video plus traditional Chinese scripts and English text.
Mandarin News Australia will be broadcast on SBS TWO each Wednesday at 5.30pm and is repeated on SBS ONE each Sunday at 6:35am.
It begins on November 24th.