Armando Nuñez to lead new CBS Global Distribution Group

• Nuñez assumes expanded role and will continue managing Network Ten

As he arrives in Sydney this week for the Network Ten 2019 Upfront, Armando Nuñez (pictured) has been promoted to president and chief executive officer for the CBS Global Distribution Group and chief content licensing officer for the CBS Corporation.

The announcement was made by Joe Ianniello, president and acting chief executive officer, CBS Corporation.

The newly created position, reporting to Ianniello, streamlines CBS’s content licensing, domestic syndication and international distribution in one division under Nuñez.

“CBS is a global premium content company. This reorganisation establishes a focused structure for content monetisation of our shows across all platforms, both domestically and internationally, under an accomplished worldwide distribution leader,” said Ianniello. “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 maximise revenue for CBS programming.”

In his new role, Nuñez will assume oversight of the company’s 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 and non-CBS platforms, as well as a library of more than 10,000 episodes of programming.

Ten’s Paul Anderson and Beverley McGarvey with CBS’s Amando Nūnez
Photo: CBS Studios Inc / Jeff Katz Photography

Nuñez will also 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, the company’s ownership of Network Ten in Australia, international co-productions and local content production, and coordinates with CBS Interactive to support the Company’s global rollout of CBS All Access.

In addition, Nunez will also re-assume leadership of CBS Television Distribution, which produces and distributes seven of the top 10 first-run shows in syndication, including industry-leading franchises such as Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil, Inside Edition, Rachael Ray, Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy! and Judge Judy.

Previously, Nuñez led a combined CBS domestic syndication and international distribution group from 2012-2016. For the past two years, he has focused on CBS’s expanding international business.

Nuñez has led CBS’s international operations since joining the company in 1999 as president, CBS Broadcast International. In January 2000, following the merger of CBS Television and King World Productions, he assumed the role of president, CBS Broadcast International and executive vice president, CBS Enterprises. He was named president, CBS Studios International (formerly CBS Paramount International Television) in August 2004, following the merger of CBS Broadcast International and Paramount International Television.

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