2024 Upfronts: what can we expect from SBS?

Where to next for SBS hit Alone Australia when SBS announces its 2024 slate on Tuesday?

SBS presents its 2024 Upfront to media at a luncheon event tomorrow in Sydney.

Public broadcasters always have very lengthy lists of content, due largely to shorter seasons, and SBS has more multichannels then others.

Expect lots of success around Alone Australia and undoubtedly a second season (in New Zealand perhaps?), and more on upcoming drama Swift Street described as an ‘Afro-Punk heist drama.’

We could be in for details around The Idea of Australia which asks Australians to understand where the nation has come from and challenges what we might become, Australia’s changing attitudes and approaches to death in The Last Goodbye, and feature length doco on Climate Change, The C Word. And both SBS on Demand and NITV are rumoured to be making new announcements..

There’s no word yet if Australia is locked in for Eurovision in Malmo, lots of fingers crossed on that front.

There are also several ongoing initiatives, listed below, which may result in 2024 titles.

You can follow live posts early tomorrow afternoon here.

Australian content:


Swift Street
Australia Uncovered


The Idea of Australia
The Last Goodbye
The C Word
NITV  / SBS on Demand announcement

Expected to be renewed:

Alone Australia (in NZ?)
Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro
Who Do You Think You Are?
Eurovision Song Contest
SBS World News
Living Black
The Point
Koori Knockout
Going Places with Ernie Dingo
The Cook Up with Adam Liaw
Plat du Tour

Yet to screen in 2023:

The Matchmakers
Celebrity Letters & Numbers
Dishing It Up.

Future unknown:

Eurovision: Australia Decides
Erotic Stories
The Swap
Who the Bloody Hell Are We?
Inside Sydney Airport
Every Family Has a Secret
Luke Nguyen’s India
Meet the Neighbours
Barrumbi Kids
Slow TV
Our Law
Yokayi Footy
Over the Black Dot
Big Mob Brekky
Off Country
No Ordinary Black
Strait To The Plate
Paradise Kitchen Bali
Adam & Poh’s Great Australian Bites
Khanh Ong’s Wild Food
Cook Like An Italian With Silvia Colloca
The Streets with Dan Hong

2023 Initiatives:

SBS / NITV Digital Originals
SBS Emerging Writers Incubator
Tastes of the Tropics

Unlikely to be renewed:

True Colours
Safe Home
While the Men Are Away
Asking For It
The Australian Wars
First Inventors
Keeping Hope
Guillaume In Paris

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