SBS Radio Urdu Program provides an invaluable service to migrant communities by delivering balanced and impartial news and information content via Online, Digital TV as well as on Radio. 

SBS Urdu updates audience with all the news from Pakistan and India as well as local Australian news, community events and community announcements.

Reports from journalists in the sub-continent and around the world for detailed analysis of important political events are covered. SBS Radio outside broadcast van also covers high scale events.

Several engaging talkbacks, surveys, completions broadcast by SBS to inform, educate and entertain Australians, especially from non-English speaking background

Rehan Alavi, SBS Urdu Program Executive Producer.

Rehan Alavi, SBS Urdu Program Executive Producer.

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SBS Urdu broadcaster Mr Rehan Alavi, an accomplished writer and poet is the Executive Producer of this program who skilfully keeps an eye on local community activities and regularly speaks to visiting dignitaries, professionals and community leaders on important issues and covers community events and community announcements.

SBS Urdu radio is Australian Federal government Special Broadcasting Service that broadcasts across Australia nationally.

SBS Urdu programmes can be listened to every Wednesday and Sunday evening at 6 PM for an hour at 97.7 FM Sydney, 93.1 FM Melbourne, and 105.5 FM Canberra besides more than 10 frequencies across Australia.

It can also be tuned on Digital TV on Channel 40/41.

Mobile APPS “SBS RADIO can be installed on IPhone and Android Mobile devices or click on www.sbs.com.au/urdu to listen current and past programs.

www.facebook.com/sbsurdu is extremely popular social media page with more than seven thousands visitors and updates daily on hourly basis also shares latest videos, picture galleries and breaking news related to migrant communities.

To meet the growing needs of new migrants and emerging communities, SBS has launched a weekly ‘how to’ guide on setting up life in Australia. The Settlement Guide is available online, on radio and on mobile in Urdu and English besides 30 other languages: http://www.sbs.com.au/radio/settlement-guide.

SBS is working closely with ABS to align its future schedule strategy based on Census 2016 data due to release early next year. Community consultation will also be scheduled before finalizing the schedule.

Currently SBS radio broadcast programmes in 74 languages. SBS 2 TV channel also air PTV news daily at 1PM.

For further information and community announcements, Executive Producer Mr Rehan Alavi can be contacted on rehan.alavi@sbs.com.au or 02 9430 2852.