From today, SBS and ABC audiences in Hobart will have access to a range of new digital radio (DAB+) services.
The SBS Radio digital offering includes SBS Radio1, SBS Radio2, SBS Radio3, SBS Arabic24 and music stations – SBS Chill, SBS PopDesi and SBS PopAsia, while ABC Radio services include Double J, ABC Jazz, ABC Country, ABC Extra, ABC Grandstand Unearthed and ABC KIDS listen.
SBS (Acting) Director of Audio and Language Content, Pip Spilsbury said: “We are thrilled to be launching permanent digital services in Hobart and extending SBS’s reach to more audiences. With the permanent installation, our audiences will now be able to enjoy the complete range of services provided by SBS Radio.”
Director of ABC Regional & Local, Michael Mason, said: “The introduction of digital radio in Hobart is an important milestone for the ABC as it coincides with the launch of the latest addition to our digital-only channels, ABC KIDS listen. We are sure that the pre-school audience in Hobart will enjoy this new channel as much as children have in other parts of the country since its launch several weeks ago.”