SBS Australia



Looking For

  • Commissions: Seeking factual content in the genres of contemporary social issues, history and science. All commissioned content must have some Australian focus.

    SBS is also interested in coproductions and formats.

    Acquisitions: Seeking factual and factual entertainment including history, medical, event, politics, food, youth issues, culture, as well as entertainment programming including comedy panel shows.

    Acquisition license fees are based on platform, timeslot and priority.


  • Australia


  • Commissions: Series (3 x one-hour) and one-offs (features and one-hour)

    Acquisitions: Series (one-hour) and one-offs (features and one-hour)


  • Constructed Reality
  • Docureality
  • Food
  • Game & Quiz Shows
  • History/Biography 
  • Science/Technology 
  • Social Issues/Current Affairs 
  • Talent/Studio-Based Competitions
  • Travel & Exploration 

How to pitch

  • Producers looking to have a program commissioned by the network should be prepared with a two-page treatment, and reels are welcomed.


  • John Godfrey – Head of Unscripted
    Joseph Maxwell – Head of Documentaries
    Susie Jones – Commissioning Editor, Documentaries
    Josh Martin – Commissioning Editor, Entertainment & Food
    Peter Andrews – Head of Network Programming
    Ben Nguyen – SBS & SBS Viceland Channel Manager
    Haidee Ireland – SBS On Demand Channel Manager
    Alessandra Vodicka – SBS Food & SBS Movies Channel Manager
    Kaye Warren – Acquisitions Manager, Unscripted
    Sarah Royds – Assessments Manager, Unscripted



  • Who Do You Think You Are (12 series/seasons)
    Australia in Colour
    Who Gets To Stay in Australia
    Every Family Has a Secret
    Filthy Rich and Homeless
    Struggle Street


  • Great Australian Railway Journeys
    Inside the Tower of London
    Michael Palin in North Korea
    Country Music
    8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
    Scientology and the Aftermath
    Couples Therapy
    The Clinton Affair
    Rick Stein's Long Weekends
    Nigella's Feasts

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