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CBS Television Distribution taps Paul Franklin as president

CBS Television Distribution has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Paul Franklin (pictured, left) as president, allowing Armando Nuñez (right) to focus solely on his duties as president and CEO of CBS Studios International.
July 7, 2016

CBS Television Distribution has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Paul Franklin (pictured, left) as president, allowing Armando Nuñez (right) to solely focus on his duties as president and CEO of CBS Studios International.

In his new role, Franklin will oversee all operations for CBS’s domestic syndication company. He reports to CBS Corporation chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves.

Franklin joins CBS after a 28-year career at 20th Century Fox, 10 of which were spent as executive VP and general sales manager for 20th Century Fox Television and MyNetworkTV. In this dual role, Franklin was responsible for managing the broadcast syndication sales for the studio and distribution strategies for the national programming service.

Nuñez, meanwhile, has spent the last four years serving as president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, where he was responsible for handling domestic and international distribution duties.

During this time, Nuñez turned CBS Studios International into one of the corporation’s biggest growth engines by establishing local channel ventures with global media companies, expanding the Showtime brand and monetizing all CBS-owned content.

He first joined the company in 1999 as president of CBS Broadcast International before assuming the additional responsibilities of executive VP for CBS Enterprises following the merger of CBS Television and King World Productions. Following the merger of CBS Broadcast International and Paramount International Television in 2004, Nuñez would be named president of CBS Studios International before being appointed president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group in 2012.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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