Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

SBS to mark Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr with all Australians


SBS to mark Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr with all Australians

14 March, 2024

Media releases

Content in 22 languages*, a collection of movies to stream free on demand, food shows and recipes, community partnerships across Australia, and more to mark Ramadan in 2024.

SBS is launching another strong offering to mark Ramadan with the community and continue to enrich and entertain all Australians with diverse voices and distinctive content.

Across SBS, SBS World Movies, SBS Food and SBS VICELAND, an array of television programming will give all Australians content that promotes cultural sharing and understanding. SBS On Demand will feature a collection of titles to enjoy while SBS Audio will share multilingual articles and explainers that explore the main facets of Ramadan including fasting, spiritual reflection, charity and family gatherings, as well as social videos to share Ramadan greetings in multiple languages.

Managing Director of SBS, James Taylor, said: We are incredibly proud of our Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr network offering this year, which is available in 22 languages and reflects how communities are observing this time together. More than 800,000 Australians observe Ramadan and Eid, and as well as marking this time with the community, we're pleased to share content that increases cross-cultural understanding for all Australians.

The Cook Up with Adam Liaw will air a special Eid episode, The Eid al-Fitr Feast' on 5 April at 7pm. L-R: Engku Putri Irna Mysara, Adam Liaw and Racha Abou Alchamat SBS Food will broadcast two weeks of cuisine from around the world including Jason Atherton's Dubai Dishes, Nigel Slater's Middle East, and John Torode's Middle East. A special Eid al-Fitr episode of The Cook Up with Adam Liaw will feature two pioneering women in the food industry: Malaysian-Australian food entrepreneur Engku Putri Irna Mysara and Racha Abou Alchamat, founder of Racha's Syrian Kitchen. Online, SBS Food will share recipes from around the globe, including a five-part video series celebrating the flavours of The Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean and interviews with Alimah Bilda from Island Dreams Caf in Sydney about the family recipes she enjoys at this time of year. SBS On Demand will also feature Nadiya's Party Feasts, Rick Stein From Venice to Istanbul, and Sara's Istanbul Delights Season 2 to satisfy viewers' tastes for delicious recipes.

SBS Audio language programs will bring fresh perspectives with highlights that include: SBS Arabic24 reporting on a new A-League football initiative allowing Muslim players to break their fast during game time; SBS Dari interviewing Muslim scholar and wedding celebrant, Homam Hafiz, on the significance of Ramadan in Islam and rules about fasting for people with chronic diseases; and SBS Urdu's new four-part podcast series, Harmony in the Fast: Nourishing the Body, Mind, and Spirit, with medical experts discussing diet, exercise and sleep whilst fasting.

Across SBS News, there will be a wide-range of stories from Australia including the effect of cost-of-living pressures on Muslim-Australian families and charitable activities during Ramadan and coverage of key local events including Ramadan Nights in Lakemba and the Eid event at the Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne. SBS News in Arabic will interview a First Nations Muslim woman in Port Augusta on how she found her faith, as well as Janeth Deen whose family were hawkers in the Australian outback and helped build the Holland Park Mosque, the oldest continuous mosque in Australia.

Across SBS, choice is abundant for families with popular content including the award-winning SBS documentary series The Swap, where students from different cultural backgrounds swap schools in an experiment in cultural exchange. SBS World Movies will air a collection of international movies: French film Arab Blues about a woman returning to Tunis from Paris; Arabic film Hajjan about a mythic coming of age set in the high-stakes world of Bedouin camel racing; and Moroccan film Casablanca Beats which tells the story of a former hip-hop rapper working with underprivileged teens.

Available to watch now on SBS On Demand is a curated collection for Eid including comedy Gawwezni aka Marry Me; the animated film Bilal: A New Breed of Hero on the birth of Islam; and comedy-drama Romantic Razia. Watch character-driven stories with Limbo, which captures the story of a young Syrian musician awaiting requests of asylum on a remote Scottish Island, and French comedy-drama Rock the Casbah (2013) as a young woman returns home to Morocco for her father's funeral.

To increase student understanding of Ramadan and Eid, SBS's education arm, SBS Learn, has produced a new teacher resource in partnership with the Islamic Museum of Australia which includes free, printable resources for primary and secondary students aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

Around Australia, SBS will be partnering with local councils and community groups to mark Ramadan and Eid including the City of Canterbury Bankstown for Ramadan Nights in Lakemba where SBS will be running a special audience activation. SBS is also a proud partner of the Ramzan Iftar dinner in Port Augusta (SA), SalamFest (VIC), the Eid event at the Queen Victoria Markets in Melbourne (VIC), and more. Read the ultimate guide to Ramadan and Eid events here.

To find all our content visit:

*SBS's Ramadan and Eid content is available in Arabic, Bangla, Bosnian, Burmese, Dari, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Kurdish, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Rohingya, Somali, Tamil, Turkish, and Urdu.

For a PDF of this media release, click here
See more stories from sbs

Most recent headlines


Dalet Appoints Santiago Solanas as CEO to Lead Next Era of Growth and Innovation

Dalet, a leading technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, is excited to announce Santiago Solanas as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)....



In todays digital landscape, content piracy poses a significant threat to busine...


Thelma Introduces a Refreshing New (93-Year-Old) Action Hero

(L-R) Josh Margolin, Fred Hechinger, June Squibb, and Clark Gregg pose for a photo celebrating the premiere of Thelma on January 18, 2024, at the Sundance Fil...


Explore the strength and vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in classrooms this NAIDOC Week with SBS Learn

Explore the strength and vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultu...


SBS News named Australia's most trusted news brand

SBS News named Australia's most trusted news brand 17 June, 2024 Media releases University of Canberra's preeminent annual report on trust in the n...


What Makes an Electro-Optical/Infrared Imaging System Effective?

Six Considerations for Imaging Sensor Modernization and Counter-UAS Applications...


L3Harris and Accenture Collaborate to Accelerate Technology Reinvention for Growth

Digital core will enable innovation, service improvements and affordability at L...


Carr Raises Possibility of Incentive Auction 2.0'

At its annual meeting last week the Advanced Television Systems Committee announced a number of new developments, including a new branding campaign, mission sta...


Unity Webinar: How to configure a URP project for VR

Unity Webinar: How to configure a URP project for VR Brie Clayton June 17, 2024 0 Comments You're invited to an upcoming learning session from Uni...


The Big Bakeover' Premieres on The CW

The Big Bakeover, which sees host Nancy Birtwhistle travel across America in an attempt to save struggling bakeries, premieres on The CW Friday, June 14. Birtwh...


HBO Orders House of the Dragon' Season 3

HBO has ordered a third season of Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon. Season two premieres Sunday, June 16....


TMZ Examines Lopez-Affleck Marriage in New Investigation

TMZ looks into the marriage of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck when TMZ Investigates: JLo & Ben: Missed Warning Signs airs on Fox Sunday, June 16. The special, l...


How Eurosport captures the spectacle of the world's best-known motor race

Capturing the sights, sounds and sensation of the Le Mans 24 Hour motor race places unique demands on the team behind the TV production. Ahead of this year'...


Meet the executive producer

Phil Delaney, executive producer at UNIT, explains how building a broad skill set has helped his career journey By TVBEurope Staff Published: June 17, 2024 ...


That Station Launches Return of Artist Notes

That Station kicked off the summer 2024 edition of the Artist Notes concert series with Greg Humphreys (of Dillon Fence and Hobex) on Thursday, June 13, on NC S...


Max's Dragons Seen Flying Over Roku City Promoting Season 2 of Game of Thrones' Prequel

Vhagar, the oldest and largest dragon managed by House Targaryen, currently can ...


The Maturation of Streaming Services: Perspectives From Tech Leaders

The Maturation of Streaming Services: Perspectives From Tech Leaders Thought leaders from Eluvio, Harmonic, and Zixi share their latest By Ken Kerschbaumer, Ed...


Euro 2024: Rai Brings the Excitement and Passion of the Tournament to Homes Across Italy

Euro 2024: Rai brings the excitement and passion of the tournament to homes acro...


Euro 2024: Sky Italia Prepares for an Unforgettable Summer of Football

Euro 2024: Sky Italia prepares for an unforgettable summer of football By Roberto Landini, Italian Correspondent Friday, June 14, 2024 - 08:51 Print This S...


European Athletics Championships: Eurovision Sport on the Road to Rome Tech Initiative

European Athletics Championships: Eurovision Sport on the Road to Rome tech init...


NCAA Men's College World Series 2024: ESPN's Cameras Take Viewers Deeper Into Wild Atmosphere in Omaha

NCAA Men's College World Series 2024: ESPN's Cameras Take Viewers Deeper...


Eurosatory 2024: Rohde & Schwarz introduces sensor fusion - the ultimate solution for powerful and reliable data analysis

Eurosatory 2024: Rohde & Schwarz introduces sensor fusion - the ultimate solutio...


Rohde & Schwarz leads in device conformance for 3GPP Mission Critical Services, trailblazing migration to broadband

Rohde & Schwarz leads in device conformance for 3GPP Mission Critical Services, ...


How Netflix Dubbing Connects the World to K-Content

Back to All News How Netflix Dubbing Connects the World to K-Content Entertainment 17 June 2024 GlobalSouth Korea (Republic of Korea) Link copied to clipbo...


LinkedIn is the place to B2B' at Cannes Lions 2024

LinkedIn is the place to B2B' at Cannes Lions 2024 Published on Jun 17, 2024 Categories: Business Solutions, Company News LinkedIn Corporate Communica...


Eutelsat Group confirms participation in latest round of fund-raising by Seraphim Space, the global leader in SpaceTech investment

Press release - 17 June 2024 16:23 Eutelsat Group confirms participation in l...


Thales supports the Irish Defence Forces, providing more than 6 000 software defined radios

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The Irish Defence Forces have selected Thales to...


NVIDIA Advances Physical AI at CVPR With Largest Indoor Synthetic Dataset

NVIDIA contributed the largest ever indoor synthetic dataset to the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) conference's annual AI City Challenge - h...


NVIDIA Research Wins CVPR Autonomous Grand Challenge for End-to-End Driving

Making moves to accelerate self-driving car development, NVIDIA was today named an Autonomous Grand Challenge winner at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognit...


Seamless in Seattle: NVIDIA Research Showcases Advancements in Visual Generative AI at CVPR

NVIDIA researchers are at the forefront of the rapidly advancing field of visual...


Thales is quadrupling its ammunition production capacity at its La Fert Saint Aubin site to meet the needs of the French Army

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn After an initial order in 2022 for 3,000 rounds ...


Thales and CEA partner on trusted generative AI for defence and security

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Thales and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) have signed a new partnership agreement in the fie...


Thales unveils OpenDRobotics to support a new era of extended collaborative combat enabled by AI

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Thales is launching OpenDRobotics, a revolutiona...


Thales unveils new range of tactical wideband High Frequency radios

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Thaless first resilient high-data-rate High Frequency (HF) radio sets for land theatre command posts are on display on the compa...


Creating a Mystical Landscape With LEE Filters

I'm a big believer in getting the shot right in camera, says LEE Filters ambassador Jordan Banks. In this video, he guides viewers through his process as h...


Media Links Achieves a Global Milestone with Studio Trans...

Media Links, a manufacturer and pioneer in Media over IP transport technology, has succeeded in a world s first3 demonstration of PTP1 and STL2 using IP over mi...


ServusTV And Ease Live Revolutionize the Viewing Experien...

Ease Live (an Evertz company) and Red Bull Media House-owned broadcaster ServusTV, are building on their successful launch of interactive streaming experiences ...


CJP champions Living Wage initiative

CJP Broadcast Service Solutions Ltd has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. This commitment will see everyone working at CJP receive a minimum hourly wag...


Netflix Starts Production on 'Bad Boa's'

Back to All News Netflix Starts Production on Bad Boa's Photo Credits: Aziz Al-Dilaimi Entertainment 16 June 2024 GlobalNetherlands Link copied to cli...


Netflix Renews 'The Great Indian Kapil Show' For Season 2

Back to All News Netflix Renews The Great Indian Kapil Show For Season 2Play Video Play Video Entertainment 16 June 2024 GlobalIndia Link copied to clipbo...


Megabox Adopting New Dolby Vision + Dolby Atmos Offering for Premium Movie Theaters

16 June 2024, 17:35 (PDT) Megabox Adopting New Dolby Vision Dolby Atmos Offer...


What Exactly Is Dad Rock? 21 Songs that Explain the Totally Not Embarrassing Genre

What Exactly Is Dad Rock? 21 Songs that Explain the Totally Not Embarrassing Gen...


Another Stephen King Book Headed for Series on MGM Plus

MGM Plus has ordered The Institute, a thriller based on a Stephen King novel, for a series. Ben Barnes and Mary-Louise Parker will star, and Jack Bender and Ben...


Mike McClain, WOFL-WRBW Orlando GM, Sets Retirement, and Jeff Maloney Expands Role

With the retirement of Mike McClain as senior VP and general manager of WOFL-WRB...


Jimmy Fallon, NBCUniversal Re-Up Deal To Host The Tonight Show'

Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, has renewed his deal with NBCUniversal, extending his tenure through 2028. Fallon began hosting the show in 2014. Before...


Tom Green Returns! Prime Video Green'-Lights 3 Projects

Prime Video has greenlighted three Tom Green projects coming out of the Amazon Connected Worlds event in Toronto. They include an unscripted series, a comedy sp...


Tegna Ending Daily Blast Live' Effective Sept. 6

Tegna said it was ending production of Daily Blast Live, which has aired on Tegna stations since it was launched in 2017....


Believe in Something Unconventional, Something Unexplored,' NVIDIA CEO Tells Caltech Grads

NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang on Friday encouraged Caltech graduates to pu...


Sundance Ignite x Adobe Fellowship Announce 2024 Cohort

Program Uplifts Emerging Filmmakers Ages 18 to 25...