SBS PopAsia is an Australian digital radio channel airing non-stop Asian pop, but it is so much more. As well as having a YouTube channel which uploads extra content and is open to requests for songs, it has a TV spot on SBS2 Saturday afternoons from 7pm and Sunday afternoons from 4pm. It is an offshoot of Australian broadcaster SBS.
SBS PopAsia airs a lot of Korean Pop Music from all genres, and it also airs hit Japanese pop artists like Perfume, BoA, and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, as well as pop from many other (Asian) countries. It also has some short anime segments. Its main host, Jamaica dela Cruz, co-hosted the first ever TV Song Festival from the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in 2012, featuring eleven performers across from the Asia-Pacific, from Korea to Japan, Afghanistan to Australia, Sri-Lanka to Singapore.
Topics covered by SBS PopAsia include:
- Audience Participation (Audience can request songs)
- Christmas Special (Featuring lots of Christmas Songs from Asia.)
- Music Video Tropes
- Talk Show (Has various celebrity interviews, particularly on its YouTube Channel.)
- Web Original (many online bonuses such as interviews with Asian pop stars, mostly on their YouTube channel.)