Who we are
As Australia’s most diverse broadcaster, the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape, inspiring all Australians to explore, respect and celebrate our diverse world and in doing so, contributes to an inclusive and cohesive society.
Today, SBS is a modern, multiplatform media organisation with a free-to-air TV portfolio spanning six distinctive channels in SBS, NITV, SBS VICELAND, SBS Food, SBS World Movies and SBS WorldWatch; an extensive radio network providing over 60 communities with services in their own language; and an innovative digital offering, including SBS On Demand, available to audiences anytime and anywhere. Click here to learn more.
How we operate
Driven by our Charter, SBS champions the benefits of an inclusive society, inspiring Australians to better understand and respect each other. With a distinct purpose, innovative approach, efficient operations, and a commitment to providing value to audiences, SBS is a contemporary public broadcaster for today's Australia. Click here to learn more.
SBS is a hybrid-funded broadcaster, deriving its funding from the Australian Government and through commercial activities. The majority of SBS funding comes from Government appropriation. The remainder of SBS's operating budget comes from commercial activities, including advertising and sponsorship.
SBS publishes its funding arrangements each year in its annual report.