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Showtime ups David Nevins to president

David Nevins (pictured) has been promoted to president of Showtime, signing a deal that extends his contract with the U.S. network through 2018.
March 4, 2014

David Nevins (pictured) has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks, signing a deal that extends his contract through 2018.

Nevins was most recently the U.S. network’s president of entertainment, responsible for developing, acquiring and supervising all aspects of programming for Showtime across all genres including comedy, drama, reality, specials, documentaries and films, along with managing the network’s scheduling, research, acquisitions, home entertainment, business affairs and corporate communications teams.

In his new role, Nevins will now add oversight for Showtime Sports, as well as the company’s marketing, creative and digital media divisions.

“David Nevins is one of the most talented executives working in television today,” said Matthew C. Blank, chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, who Nevins reports to.

“His arrival at Showtime was followed by an incredible period of renewal for our network, and these transformative years have led to critical-acclaim, consistent buzz, subscriber growth and awards recognition.

“I am confident that his keen eye and creative impact will continue to be felt across all areas of our company for years to come.”

Prior to joining Showtime in 2010, Nevins was the president of Imagine Television from 2002 until 2010, where he was also an exec producer for all of the company’s television shows.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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