CBS Television Distribution president John Nogawski is leaving the company and will be replaced by Armando Nuñez in the newly created position of president and chief executive officer of the CBS Global Distribution Group.
Nuñez (pictured), president of CBS’s international television division since 1999, will oversee what the company says is a "streamlined" global distribution operation. It includes CBS Television Distribution and CBS Studios International, which licenses CBS programming to more than 200 markets across several platforms platforms.
The domestic television company has seven of the top 10 first-run syndicated shows, including "Judge Judy," "Entertainment Tonight," "Dr. Phil," "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" The international end distributes programs including "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," the world's most-watched show.
Under Nuñez, CBS Studios International revenues have grown to more than $1 billion annually.
“Our business is increasingly looking at program distribution and content value through a global lens,” said Nuñez. “From hit network shows to syndication franchises to a deep and diverse library, no one has bigger and better content than CBS."
Department heads from both CBS Television Distribution and CBS Studios International will report to Nuñez, who joined CBS Broadcast International as president in July 1999.
Nogawski will leave after assisting with the transition. He was CTD’s co-president and chief operating officer beginning in September 2006, when CBS Paramount Domestic TV merged with King World to form CTD. In that position, he oversaw sales, programming and ad sales. Before that, he was president of CBS Paramount Domestic TV, starting in 2002. He first joined Paramount in 1983.