SBS Gagana Samoan to be broadcast on ABC Radio Australia

SBS Radio and ABC Radio Australia have launched a collaboration that will expand in-language news and information for audiences across the Pacific.

Under a new content-sharing agreement, SBS Radio content from the SBS Gagana Samoa program will be carried on Australia’s international broadcaster, ABC Radio Australia.

ABC Head of International Services, Claire M. Gorman, described the ABC/SBS collaboration as an important commitment to Pacific audiences, and says, “For more than 80 years, Radio Australia has been speaking with communities across the Pacific and our service has evolved to include online and digital platforms. This agreement with SBS will increase the availability of in-language content for the benefit of our Pacific audiences.”

 SBS Director of Audio and Language Content, David Hua, says the multilingual public broadcaster was pleased to be partnering with ABC Radio Australia to help expand the reach of its content into the Pacific.

He says, “We already see interest in our digital stories from outside of Australia and we are very pleased that content, such as SBS Samoan, will have an expanded reach across the Pacific under this arrangement.

 “This deal sees both public broadcasters highlighting their various strengths and working together in a way which benefits overseas audiences with unique and trusted in-language content from an Australian perspective.”

Pictured: Ioane Lafoai, Executive Producer of SBS Gagana Samoa

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