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CBS Corporation expands Armando Nunez’s remit

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 ...
October 30, 2018

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.”

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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