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Case Study: SBS

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Drupal as a Platform: SBS’ journey from bespoke CMS to Drupal

SBS, as a broadcaster has had many iterations of content management systems. The bespoke, in-house developed CMS while successfully powering the SBS network of websites, mobile apps, and deployments connected TVs and game consoles, had been moulded and twisted to the point where it had become a maintenance liability, difficult to systematically deploy features, and also offered a poor user experience for the content editors. In addition, content was siloed away, largely undiscoverable nearly impossible to repurpose across the different content verticals experiences. Something had to change. Hear how and why SBS deployed Drupal with a centralised, decoupled Content Repository to power the digital network into the future.

Meet the Speaker: Matt Costain

Matt Costain is the Technical Director of Online and Emerging Platforms at SBS where he responsible for the technical strategy, architecture, development and operations of SBS non-broadcast digital platforms. Over the past 15 years, Matt has worked for a number of Sydney’s leading web agencies delivering products and solutions for many of Australia’s major media and entertainment companies including Foxtel, Network TEN, Bigpond, Telstra, ABC, SBS and News Limited.

Matt is passionate about the possibilities at the intersection of people, content and technology, and has recently been focussing on providing systems, tools and platforms to allow others to rapidly innovate, create products and tell stories without worrying about or feel constrained by technology.

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