New channel manager for SBS 2

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SBS has appointed John Beohm as to a newly-created position of SBS 2 Channel Manager in the television and online content division.

He is currently Senior Programming and Editorial Manager at Stan and has previous roles with BBC and Prime.

He will become the editorial and strategic lead for SBS 2 overseeing “adventurous, provocative and diverse content from across the globe for 18-39 year olds.”

“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,” he said.

Boehm had six years at BBC Worldwide Australia with multiple roles including programmer for BBC HD, CBeebies, BBC Knowledge and BBC iPlayer.  He joined Stan in 2014, responsible for programming and editorial strategy and leading the day-to-day management of the scheduling, operations and social media teams. He began as programming coordinator at Prime Television in 2006.

Boehm will report to Peter Andrews, SBS Head of Network Programming.

“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,” said Andrews.

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