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SBS’ WorldWatch Records ZERO Viewer Share…despite a $29 Million Federal Funding Injection

SBS’ 24-hour news channel WorldWatch records ‘ZERO viewers’ despite $29 million federal funding

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SBS’ 24-hour news channel WorldWatch turns out to be a flop with viewers.

Launched last May with help from federal funding amounting to $29 million, the platform, which features bulletins from news outlets in 30 different countries, has consistently achieved only a “zero” rating in the OzTAM ratings.

This means that the number of people watching is so low on average that it is not significant enough to create a score.

SBS’ 24-hour news channel WorldWatch has turned out to be a flop with viewers, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Friday. Pictured: SBS director James Taylor (left) with SBS newscasters Ali Bahnasawy and Rena Li

Meanwhile, the Arabic and Mandarin news service produced by SBS, which is hosted on WorldWatch, continues to struggle to attract audiences, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

According to the publication’s report, published on Friday, SBS’s Arabic news has had an average OzTAM rating of 151 viewers per night since May.

Their evening bulletin in Mandarin has meanwhile averaged 858 fans over the same period, according to OzTAM data.

News services regularly seen on WorldWatch include bulletins from 20 Heures in France, YTN in South Korea and Portuguese RTP.

Launched last May, the platform, which features bulletins from news outlets in 30 different countries, has consistently achieved only a 0 in the OzTAM ratings.  This means that the number of people watching is so low on average that it is not significant enough to create a score

Launched last May, the platform, which features bulletins from news outlets in 30 different countries, has consistently achieved only a 0 in the OzTAM ratings.  This means that the number of people watching is so low on average that it is not significant enough to create a score

Launched last May, the platform, which features bulletins from news outlets in 30 different countries, has consistently achieved just a 0 in the OzTAM ratings. This means that the number of people watching is so low on average that it is not significant enough to create a score

There are also bulletins from Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Poland.

The service also features news produced in languages ​​such as Punjabi and Hindi, Arabic and Indonesian.

A total of 35 languages ​​are represented on WorldWatch.

News services regularly seen on WorldWatch include bulletins from 20 Heures in France, YTN in South Korea and the Portuguese RTP.  Pictured: SBS' WorldWatch

News services regularly seen on WorldWatch include bulletins from 20 Heures in France, YTN in South Korea and the Portuguese RTP.  Pictured: SBS' WorldWatch

News services regularly seen on WorldWatch include bulletins from 20 Heures in France, YTN in South Korea and the Portuguese RTP Pictured: SBS’ WorldWatch

SBS management has responded to the Sydney Morning Herald’s ratings report with a statement suggesting that “thousands” tune into WorldWatch each month.

The metric used by the station takes into account the number of people who tune into the platform to watch for more than five minutes at a time.

Mandi Wicks, director of news and current affairs at SBS, told the publication that the platform’s audience was “stable and growing.”

Meanwhile, the SBS-produced Arabic and Mandarin-language news service hosted on WorldWatch continues to struggle to attract audiences

Meanwhile, the SBS-produced Arabic and Mandarin-language news service hosted on WorldWatch continues to struggle to attract an audience

Meanwhile, the SBS-produced Arabic and Mandarin-language news service hosted on WorldWatch continues to struggle to attract audiences

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