Brian Philips


CMT president Philips exits after 16 years

Brian Philips is leaving Viacom cable channel CMT after 16 years with the network. Frank Tanki has been handed control of the channel as president Philips steps down. Philips has joined as senior VP and general manager, riding to his current post in 2009. He told staff he had been considering an exit for some […]

Viacom moves CMT, TV Land in ents rejig

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has delivered on his promise to move the CMT and TV Land channels from their home within the kids and family unit to the entertainment division. Both networks are now part of Viacom Global Entertainment Group, with their managers now reporting to Spike president Kevin Kay. Bakish drew up the plan […]