FECCA has welcomed the announcement that SBS will launch a dedicated free-to-air world movies channel from 1 July 2019.
FECCA Chairperson Mary Patetsos said the dedicated 24-hour channel will help Australia’s migrant communities stay connected with their culture, heritage and language.
“FECCA welcomes the announcement that SBS will launch SBS World Movies this year,” she said.
“International cinema is a great way for migrant communities to stay connected to their culture, heritage and language.
“World movies also provide a platform for the broader community to engage with and learn about cultures and languages.
“Australia’s cultural diversity is one of its greatest strengths and SBS has a long history of celebrating that diversity on its broadcast platforms.”
FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community.