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In Conversation with Marshall Heald, Director TV and Online Content, SBS

Join us on Wednesday 29 July for our Breakfast Briefing with Marshall Heald, Director TV and Online Content at SBS. The recent merging of online and television under Marshall Heald at SBS is a decisive shift towards 360 commissioning by broadcasters, which makes selling to SBS a whole lot more exciting and challenging.

What does this mean for broadcast content? What audience is SBS chasing? And what does this mean for you?

Previously Chief Digital Officer at SBS, Marshall is an advocate of digital innovation and will discuss why it is so important to our broadcasters, and the changes content creators should prepare for in the commissioning of Australian content.

With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, SBS holds a unique place in the Australian media landscape. SBS’s principal function is to provide multilingual, multicultural and Indigenous radio, television and digital media services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians, reflecting Australia’s diverse society. SBS inspires all Australians to explore, appreciate and celebrate our diverse world. Marshall will share his insights on the broadcaster that drives the adoption of digital technologies and innovations in a rapidly changing broadcast sector.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Marshall and our CEO, Matt Deaner get down to some of the really big questions facing our broadcasters and producers, as audiences continue to demand new ways of consuming content.

DATE: Wednesday, 29th July
TIME: 8.00am to 9.30am
VENUE: Stage 6, Fox Studios Australia, 38 Driver Avenue, Moore Park, Sydney

Please note updated address: the Breakfast Briefing will be held at Stage 6.

Members: $30 | Non-Members: $40

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Cancellation Policy: Refunds are given for any cancellations made up to 48hrs prior to the Breakfast Briefing, and are subject to a 25% administration fee. Refunds are not given after this period.

Please note: American Express is not accepted.


Marshall was appointed Director TV and Online Content in January 2015.  Prior to this appointment Marshall was the Chief Digital Officer, with a broad remit to help drive the adoption of digital technologies and innovation across SBS in a rapidly changing broadcast sector. 

Marshall first joined SBS in 2007 as Manager, Digital Media with overall responsibility for SBS’s online presence. 

Prior to joining SBS, Marshall’s varied career has included working as a litigation lawyer in NZ; heading up Telstra’s digital music and movie businesses and working as Creative Director of Noise, a media based festival to showcase the creative works of young Australians.

Matthew Deaner is our Executive Director. Matthew sits across all aspects of Screen Producers Australia's advocacy work, industrial negotiations, events and operational issues. He also works closely with our Council to set the strategic direction of the organisation as well as identify and execute new business development opportunities.