CBS Television Distribution

CBS domestic sales shuffle continues

CBS Television Distribution has continued to rejig its ranks after handing control to Fox veteran Paul Franklin. The latest moves see Steven LoCascio (pictured), who was executive VP and CFO of CBSTD, upped to COO and EVP and national sales manager Stephen Hackett named president of sales. LoCascio will keep his concurrent post of CFO […]

Nuñez gets int’l as CBS hires Fox veteran for US

CBS has reorganised its distribution activities with Paul Franklin coming to the studio from Fox to run US sales. Armando Nuñez, who has been running both US and international, will solely focus on the latter in the distribution shake-up. Franklin takes the president, CBS Television Distribution role, and joins from Fox this week. At Fox […]

Ex-CBS exec lands Netflix comedy role

Former CBS syndication executive Terry Wood is working with Netflix, overseeing the streaming service’s upcoming Chelsea Handler talk show. Wood left her post as president, creative affairs and development the Eye Network’s domestic distribution arm in 2010, and went on to join Mark Burnett’s One Three Media, where she became president, unscripted and original syndication. […]

Reilly promotes Bradley at Turner

Kevin Reilly has promoted Deborah Bradley to an executive VP post at Turner Broadcasting System. Bradley (left), previously a senior VP in Turner’s sales team, has been named EVP, networks and programme optimisation, content strategy and commercialisation. In the role she will be responsible for acquisitions, licensing, programme planning, scheduling, operations and inventory management for […]

Netflix bags Patterson’s Zoo

Novelist James Patterson’s first network TV series, Zoo, has been sold to Netflix, while another of his book franchises is being made into a web series. Netflix has acquired exclusive US video-on-demand rights to 13-part event drama Zoo, which is being produced for CBS’s 2015 summer slots, from CBS Television Distribution. The streaming service has agreed […]

CBS lines up James Patterson drama

US broadcaster CBS has gone straight-to-series on an adaptation of James Patterson novel Zoo ahead of a summer 2015 launch. Thirteen-parter Zoo will be based on the novel, which is a global thriller about a renegade scientist who battles to uncover a mystery surrounding a wave of increasingly sophisticated and violent animal attacks against humans. […]

Hot in Cleveland hitting 100, gets renewed

US comedy series Hot in Cleveland has been renewed for a sixth season. The sitcom, which will hit the landmark hundred episode during the current fifth run, is produced by Hazy Mills Productions and Endemol has international sales and format rights. Endemol Worldwide Distribution has previously agreed deals for local versions of the comedy in […]

Spielberg sci-fi set for CBS

CBS has given a straight-to-series order to Extant, a new sci-fi drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The futuristic thriller series, set for summer 2014, will follow a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after a year in outer space. It follows the success of this year’s Amblin/CBS miniseries Under the Dome, which […]

Amazon inks new programming deal with CBS

Amazon has extended the terms of a programming deal with CBS, adding a raft of new series to its Prime streaming service. The deal between Amazon and CBS gives the former content from the US CBS network and from the CBS Television Distribution catalogue. The new deal also allows Amazon to add shows from cable […]

Armando Nuñez becomes president of CBS’ distribution operations

Armando Nuñez has been made president of CBS Global Distribution Group, the content sales unit that will now cover distribution of the studio’s content. The CBS Global Distribution Group that will be helmed by Nuñez is a new streamlined unit covering domestic US and international sales helmed by Nunez will handle distribution to partners in […]