CBS Corporation has appointed Armando Nuñez to the dual roles of president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, and chief content licensing officer for the CBS Corporation.
The announcement follows the recent departure of Scott Koondel, EVP and chief corporate content licensing officer for CBS Corporation, who left to establish his own production-distribution venture in partnership with CBS Corp.
In his newly created position, Nuñez will be tasked with streamlining CBS’ content licensing, domestic syndication and international distribution across all platforms into one division. He will also be responsible for an expanding portfolio of CBS-owned original content across scripted and unscripted that airs on the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access, Showtime and non-CBS platforms, as well as a library of more than 10,000 episodes of programming.
Nuñez will report into Joe Ianniello, president and acting CEO for CBS Corporation.
In addition to the new posting, Nuñez will continue as head of CBS Studios International and will re-assume leadership of CBS Television Distribution, the latter of which produces and distributes such syndicated series as Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! and Judge Judy.
Nuñez previously led a combined CBS domestic syndication and international distribution group between 2012 and 2016, though he has focused his efforts over the last two years expanding CBS’ international business.
The executive joined CBS Corp. in 1999 as president of CBS Broadcast International, before assuming the role of president CBS Broadcast International and EVP of CBS Enterprises one year later following the merger of CBS Television and King World Productions. In 2004, Nuñez was named president of CBS Studios International after the merger of CBS Broadcast International and Paramount International Television.
“CBS is a global premium content company. This reorganization establishes a focused structure for content monetization of our shows across all platforms, both domestically and internationally, under an accomplished worldwide distribution leader,” said Ianniello in a statement. “Armando is a best-in-class executive with strong client relationships on every continent and an impressive track record for creating business opportunities and distribution strategies that maximize revenue for CBS programming.”