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Australian Broadcaster Strengthens ALC Division

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Australian broadcaster SBS has made a key appointment in its Audio and Language Content (ALC) division.

Davide Schiappapietra has been named the new SBS Head, Language Content of the ALC division, reporting to David Hua, Director of ALC.

In his new role Davide will be responsible for the ALC division's content strategy and output in over 60 languages across multiple platforms including radio, podcasting, websites and social media. As Head, Language Content he will also provide leadership, professional advice and mentoring to the team of Program Managers and other content leads within ALC.

With more than 15 years' experience working in journalism and broadcasting, Davide moves into the Head, Language Content role from his current position as an ALC Program Manager where he has led the management and strategy implementation for diverse language services including NITV Radio, SBS Italian, SBS Russian, SBS Greek, and SBS Samoan.

On his appointment, Davide said: "I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of Head, Language Content at SBS. In current times, the work SBS does to reach and inform Australia’s diverse communities through its services in more than 60 languages, is proving to be as vital as ever. I look forward to working with David, the ALC division and teams across the organisation to strengthen our world-class service while also reflecting the complexity and variety of Australia's multicultural society through our content."

Davide, an Italian, English and Spanish speaker, will begin the role on 12 August 2021.
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