Armando Nuñez has been named president and chief executive officer for the CBS global distribution group as well as chief content licensing officer for CBS Corporation, said Joe Ianniello, president and acting chief executive officer, to whom Nuñez will report.
“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.”
In his new role, Nuñez will assume oversight of CBS’ content licensing to domestic and international distribution partners across all platforms: cable, broadcast television and on-demand services. He will be responsible for a growing portfolio of CBS-owned original content that airs on the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access, Showtime as well as on non-CBS platforms, including a library of more than 10,000 episodes of programming.
Nuñez will continue as head of CBS Studios International, whose varied businesses include worldwide distribution and format sales for content from all CBS Corporation programming areas. The division also manages 11 channel ventures covering 109 territories, CBS’ ownership of Network Ten in Australia, international co-productions and local content production, and coordinates with CBS Interactive to support the global rollout of streaming service CBS All Access.
Nuñez also will re-assume leadership of CBS Television Distribution, which produces and distributes seven of the top 10 first-run shows in syndication, including Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil, Inside Edition, Rachael Ray, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy! and Judge Judy. He previously oversaw the division from 2012 to 2016.
On Monday, Scott Koondel, previously CBS’ chief content licensing officer, announced he was launching an independent production and distribution venture that would be housed at CBS. Earlier this month, Paul Franklin, president of CBS Television Distribution, announced his retirement.