Armando Nuñez

Russia’s Amedia TV strikes multi-year licensing pact with CBS Studios Int’l

Russian pay-TV broadcaster and SVOD Amedia TV has struck a multi-year licensing deal with CBS Studios International covering such shows as The Twilight Zone (pictured) and other CBS All Access originals.  As part of the agreement, Amedia TV will license a variety of CBS All Access programmes, including forthcoming shows Why Women Kill and Stephen King’s The Stand, which […]

CBS won’t “flick the switch” on global streaming service, says CBS boss

Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, received Variety‘s International Achievement in TV Award yesterday at MIPTV. During the keynote that followed, Nunez was quizzed on the company’s plans for its direct to consumer/streaming business, which is currently restricted to the US (via CBS All Access), Canada and Australia. In response he said it is unlikely […]

Netflix: We will “absolutely be in negotiations” for The Office rights

Netflix’s VP of acquisitions Amy Reinhard (pictured, below) has told TBI that when NBCUniversal’s deal for The Office expires in 2021, the global SVOD will come to the negotiating table for the comedy. Reinhard’s comments come just a week after NBC revealed it would be launching its own streaming platform, prompting questions as to whether […]

Armando Nuñez handed expanded distribution role at CBS

Armando Nuñez has been handed an expanded remit and will now act as president and CEO for CBS Global Distribution Group and chief content licensing officer for the CBS Corporation on top of leading CBS Studios International. In the newly created position, Nuñez will report directly to Joe Ianniello, president and acting CEO of CBS Corporation. The […]

CBS signs content licensing pact with Digiturk

CBS Studios International has unveiled a wide-ranging multi-platform, multi-series content licensing agreement with Turkey’s largest digital PayTV platform Digiturk. As part of the agreement, Digiturk channels will exclusively broadcast the entire slate of new series from CBS Studios International, including shows created for CBS Television Network, The CW and the premium cable network Showtime. New series […]

Producers encouraged as CBS buys Ten

Australian producers have reacted with support for a deal that will see US broadcaster CBS acquire Network Ten. The deal was announced yesterday, after CBS effectively decided to convert large debts Ten owed into an equity stake. Others such as Lachlan Murdoch had been circling the struggling business. Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner said […]

Showtime reaches Asia with Fox Networks deal

CBS Corp. has expanded the Showtime brand into Asia through a distribution deal with Fox Networks Group Asia (FNGA). Under terms of the deal, Fox Asia viewers will gain access to the entire Showtime catalogue, including the new Twin Peaks and upcoming stand-up comedy drama I’m Dying Up Here, and established shows such as Ray […]

ABC exec to run Showtime business ops unit

ABC’s long serving Jana Winograde is joining US cable channel Showtime as president of business operations for the West Coast. Her new post will see her overseeing the production, programming operations and business affairs teams, plus lead the financial and business strategies for development and distribution. In terms of international, she will work closely with […]

Canal+ becomes French Showtime home

Pay TV giant Canal+ is to bring the Showtime channel brand to France for the first time. The output agreement Showtime distributor CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has struck is akin to those with Sky in the UK, Movistar in Spain, Stan in Australia and Bell Media in Canada. This will see at least ten current […]

CBS names Europe copro chief

The international studios arm of US broadcaster CBS has named a new coproductions chief in Europe. Meghan Lyvers will switch from her current role as senior VP, cable and digital at CBS Television Studios in the US, and will become SVP, coproductions and development at CBS Studios International. She will relocate to CBSSI’s EMEA head […]

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