Armando Nuñez to Head up New CBS Global Distribution Group

Nuñez’s appointment follows recent announcements of Paul Franklin and Scott Koondel’s exits

Last Updated: October 30, 2018 @ 8:13 AM

Armando Nuñez has been named CBS Global Distributions president and chief executive officer and chief content licensing officer for the CBS Corporation, Joe Ianniello, president and acting chief executive officer, CBS Corporation announced Tuesday.

In this newly-created position, CBS’ content licensing, domestic syndication and international distribution will be streamlined in one division under Nuñez. He will report to Ianniello.

Nuñez’s promotion follows the recently-announced news that Paul Franklin — former head of domestic syndication — is retiring and previous chief content licensing officer Scott Koondel is exiting his current role to establish his own production and distribution company under CBS Corp.

Nuñez has led CBS’ international operations since joining CBS Corp as president CBS Broadcast International in 1999. From 2012-2016, Nuñez led a combined CBS domestic syndication and international distribution group and over the last two years has focused on CBS’ expanding international business.

“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. “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.”

Here are the specifics of Nunez’s new position, per CBS:

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.

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.