SBS has appointed Sean Yuen to the role of head of broadcast technology and Systems, responsible for ensuring the network’s technology services and platforms enable the delivery of content to SBS audiences.
Yuen brings to the role a wealth of experience in telecommunications and media across Australia’s commercial and pay-TV networks including Telstra, Seven West Media and Foxtel, where he has helped develop and execute technology strategies, delivered business transformations and led technical system integration projects.
SBS chief technology officer Noel Leslie said: “Sean brings extensive knowledge in both local and global trends in media and technology. With a strong focus on driving optimisation and performance change through technology, Sean will help set the technological direction for broadcast systems as SBS continues to transform into a cutting edge digital media organisation, leading the way in the delivery of world class content across multiple media platforms.”
On his appointment Yuen said: “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to join SBS at such an exciting time in Australian media – audience expectations continue to increase at an unparalleled speed and technology is changing to meet this demand. We need to continue looking at innovative ways we can leverage this technology to deliver our diverse stories to Australian audiences.”
Prior to joining, Yuen worked for KPMG as an associate director in their advisory practice leading digital consulting in the Telco, media and technology sectors. He has also worked at Accenture building their media and entertainment practice across Asia Pacific.