The Feed will combine news of the day, topical commentary, pop culture and in-depth features aimed at 16-39 year olds, and screen for 15 minutes at 7.30pm weeknights.
It will also feature as 60-second newsbreaks on the channel throughout the evening, online and on social media.
The presenters are SBS reporters Patrick Abboud and Jeannette Francis (pictured).
Tony Iffland, SBS Director of Television and Online content, said: “The Feed will fill the gap between mainstream news and current affairs and the diverse information needs of the target audience, and will be delivered how they want it, when they want it.”
The Feed will launch on SBS 2 in May.
Patrick brings an eclectic wealth of news and current affairs and media experience to the role, having worked across radio, broadcast news, and television documentary. In 2003 he established and presented Alchemy, the first nightly English language pop culture and current affairs program for young people on SBS radio. Since then he has worked for Lonely Planet online, reporting from Corsica to Casablanca; he’s lived and worked in Berlin and Beirut as a broadcast news and current affairs reporter; and was cross media reporter locally on Triple J’s popular news and current affairs program HACK. Most recently Patrick has been producing irreverent stories from across Australia as a video journalist for SBS News & Current Affairs.
Joining Patrick and The Feed team is SBS journalist Jeannette Francis. As the only SBS journalist to have worked across all news and current affairs departments, including TV, radio and online news, Living Black, Insight and Dateline, Jeannette was an obvious choice for The Feed. Having lived in Bangladesh and Uganda, reporting on everything from cyclones to Psy clones, Jeannette is a fearless reporter who will bring to The Feed local stories that matter, as well as relevant and insightful foreign reports.
Additional presenters and contributors to The Feed will be announced in the coming weeks.