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NITV and SBS announce extensive line-up of music, news, entertainment, comedy and acclaimed Australian cinema to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024

14/06/2024

NITV and SBS announce extensive line-up of music, news, entertainment, comedy and acclaimed Australian cinema to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024

14 June, 2024

Media releases

Big Backyard Quiz, a new entertainment show hosted by Narelda Jacobs OAM and Steven Oliver, featuring a stellar line-up of comedians and musicians, premieres on Saturday 13 July at 7.30pm on NITV and SBS.

The Point returns for 2024 on Tuesday 9 July at 7.30pm, with National Indigenous Affairs Editor John Paul Janke.

Logie Award-winning animated children's series, Little J & Big Cuz, returns to NITV on Monday 8 July at 6.05pm, with voice actors including Deborah Mailman and Miranda Tapsell.

Music program Sounds of Solidarity, hosted by Naomi Wenitong, Jimblah and Andy Saunders premieres on Saturday 6 July at 4.30pm.

NITV will simulcast the annual National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony on Saturday 6 July at 7.30pm, hosted by Rob Collins, Narelda Jacobs OAM and Steph Tisdell.

The SBS Elder-in-Residence Oration with Rhoda Roberts AO returns, this year joined by renowned journalist Stan Grant, on Sunday 7 July at 6.30pm.

A dedicated hub of iconic and award-winning Indigenous content will be available to stream for free on SBS On Demand and will air across the network's channels.

**INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE**

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SBS is celebrating the strength, resilience and vitality of the world's oldest continuous culture this National NAIDOC Week 2024, with curated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content premiering across the network from Saturday 6 July. The line-up includes extensive multiplatform and multilingual coverage, featuring a variety of new and returning entertainment and current affairs programs for all Australians, exploring the 2024 NAIDOC Week theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.

SBS and NITV's impressive offering, also available on SBS On Demand, includes Big Backyard Quiz, an hour-long game show hosted by Narelda Jacobs OAM and Steven Oliver, with special guests Barkaa, Dave Woodhead, and comedians Tom Ballard, Nina Oyama, Ivan Aristeguieta and Tegan Higginbotham. Watch on Saturday 13 July at 7.30pm on NITV and SBS to find out who knows the most about the people and history of Australia, while testing your own knowledge.

NITV's Indigenous current affairs program The Point returns for the year on Tuesday 9 July at 7.30pm for a community-led season to continue tackling the biggest stories on the national agenda. Following the success of the program in 2024 which saw it travel to every state and territory, The Point: Road Trip will again broadcast on-Country in communities across the continent, led by John Paul Janke. The Point: Road Trip elevates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices and views with each episode featuring a panel of passionate, local people.

Acclaimed animated children's series Little J & Big Cuz returns for season 4 on NITV on Monday 8 July at 6.05pm, with voice actors including Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell, Aaron Fa'Aoso, Mark Coles Smith and more. This season, Little J and Big Cuz plan the best birthday party ever, undertake an epic road trip, play superheroes, hunt for honey ants and run a radio station all while learning valuable life lessons along the way.

The SBS Elder-in-Residence Oration returns, presented by Rhoda Roberts AO who this year is joined by special guest, proud Wiradjuri man and renowned journalist Stan Grant. The Oration provides a dedicated space for elevating First Nations perspectives on issues of local and global importance, and an opportunity for exploration, connection and learning for all Australians. In this year's oration, Grant shares his reflections on the media and his four-decade career. The oration will broadcast on NITV and SBS On Demand on Sunday 7 July at 6.30pm.

Sounds of Solidarity celebrates music from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across all genres, hosted by Naomi Wenitong, Jimblah and comedian Andy Saunders, premiering on Saturday 6 July from 4.30pm. The program will lead into the National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony on NITV at 7.30pm. Simulcast with the ABC, this year's awards are hosted by Rob Collins, Narelda Jacobs OAM and Steph Tisdell.

Tanya Denning-Orman, a proud Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman and Director of Indigenous Content at SBS, said: We are proud that as a network we're sharing more of our stories through NITV and SBS, every day. This NAIDOC Week, our content is insightful, celebratory and unapologetically Blak, featuring comedy, family and communities in line with the 2024 NAIDOC theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud. We have brand new entertainment programs such as Big Backyard Quiz and a new edition of Sounds of Solidarity, plus another season of the family favourite, Little J & Big Cuz and our in-depth look at mob on Country with The Point: Road Trip.

At NITV, our important work is possible because of trailblazers whose dedication and commitment forged a path in this industry before us. We're grateful for another Elder-in-Residence Oration which includes two media icons, industry and community leaders, Aunty Rhoda Roberts AO and Stan Grant.

SBS will share news and information in more than 60 languages across the network. Multilingual and multiplatform coverage through SBS Audio shares First Nations perspectives, celebrates cultures, knowledges and history, and showcases SBS's unique ability to connect the newest Australians with the world's oldest living continuous culture. The SBS Audio offering includes videos, podcasts and articles in Filipino, Vietnamese and Urdu, and a special NAIDOC Week explainer video in Arabic, English, Greek, Mandarin, Punjabi and Vietnamese.

Highlights of the multiplatform offering across the SBS network include:

Sounds of Solidarity

Saturday 6 July
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