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CBS Corp. names David Nevins chief creative officer

David Nevins has been appointed chief creative officer at CBS Corporation, effective immediately. Nevins has also been promoted to chairman of CBS-owned Showtime Networks Inc., where he will remain as CEO. He ...
October 18, 2018

David Nevins has been appointed chief creative officer at CBS Corporation, effective immediately.

Nevins has also been promoted to chairman of CBS-owned Showtime Networks Inc., where he will remain as CEO. He will be based in Los Angeles.

As CCO, Nevins will oversee programming, marketing and research across CBS Television Studios, the CBS Television Network’s entertainment division; Showtime Networks; and, in conjunction with CBS Interactive, programming for the network’s SVOD platform CBS All Access.

Additionally, he will also oversee CBS’ interest in The CW, a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

As chairman and CEO of Showtime, Nevins manages programming, distribution, business development, finance, marketing, creative, digital media, scheduling, research, acquisitions, network operations, home entertainment, business affairs and corporate communications teams, along with Showtime Sports and Smithsonian Networks. He works closely with CBS’ international and domestic distribution groups on the monetization of Showtime’s content globally.

At Showtime, he has overseen the launching of numerous successful scripted series, including Homeland, Billions, Shameless, Kidding, House of Lies and Twin Peaks.

Nevins is an Emmy Award-winning producer who, before joining Showtime, served as president of Imagine Television from 2002 to 2010 and as EVP of programming at Fox Broadcasting Company before that.

“He is a forward-thinking leader who has driven programming excellence and subscriber growth for the cable network and its growing over-the-top service,” said Joe Ianniello, CBS president and acting CEO, in a statement. “The combination of David working with the outstanding and proven creative leaders we have in place will continue to build our position as a global premium content powerhouse.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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