John Beohm has been appointed by SBS as their new SBS 2 Channel Manager, within the television and online content division.
In the new role, Beohm will be the editorial and strategic lead for SBS 2, ensuring “the channel continues with its distinctive positioning as the home of adventurous, provocative and diverse content from across the globe for 18-39 year olds, to inspire them to explore and appreciate the value of our multicultural world”.
Currently Beohm serves in the role of senior programming and editorial manager at streaming service Stan, having served there since launch. Beohm has been a visible advocate for Stan, often assisting customers online via the high traffic Whirlpool forums. Prior to his work at Stan, Beohm was a programme manager for BBC Australia and started his career as a programming coordinator at Prime Television. Beohm was also responsible for the now long-dormant Idents.tv blog which catalogued interesting TV idents from around the world.
John will report to Peter Andrews, SBS Head of Network Programming and commences in the role on 22 February.
SBS appoints John Beohm as SBS 2 Channel Manager
SBS has appointed John Beohm as SBS 2 Channel Manager in the television and online content division.
John joins SBS from Stan where he is currently Senior Programming and Editorial Manager.
John will become the editorial and strategic lead for SBS 2 ensuring the channel continues with its distinctive positioning as the home of adventurous, provocative and diverse content from across the globe for 18-39 year olds, to inspire them to explore and appreciate the value of our multicultural world.
John will report to Peter Andrews, SBS Head of Network Programming.
John said: “I’m honoured to be joining such a unique network and to be leading SBS 2 to deliver even higher quality and more distinctive content and ensure we maintain SBS 2’s clear sense of identity in an ever changing media landscape.”
John brings to SBS an impressive track record in programming and content strategy with six years at BBC Worldwide Australia with multiple roles including programmer for BBC HD, CBeebies, BBC Knowledge and BBC iPlayer. John joined Stan in 2014 and was responsible for programming and editorial strategy and leading the day-to-day management of the scheduling, operations and social media teams. Prior to that John started his career in 2006 as programming coordinator at Prime Television.
Peter Andrews, Head of Programming at SBS, said: “I am delighted to welcome John to SBS. John brings with him an incredible wealth of experience as a channel manager across linear and video on demand platforms. His keen passion for content and understanding of the industry will play a key part in the continued growth of SBS 2.”
John commences his role on 22nd February.