is to launch a free-to-air movie channel dedicated to international cinema. Sbs World Movies will begin operating from July 1, 2019. Sbs or Special Broadcasting Service
is a public private partnership operating as a TV, radio and online broadcaster.
Sbs World Movies describes itself as “a celebration of the diversity of global cinema.” It aims to program 700 titles per year, with at least half in a language other than English, and ranging from European arthouse, to Bollywood
, anime, award-winning favorites, and new releases.
While further launch titles will be unveiled in the coming weeks, the company said that its lineup will include: as “Amanda’ (France), “The 12th Man
” (Norway), “Just A Breath Away
” (France), “Ash is the Purest White” (China), “Aligarth” (India), “Girl” (Belgium), and “Killing of a Sacred Deer.”
Sbs World Movies will also feature curated seasons of special programming to mark cultural events, festivals and celebrations such as Diwali,