David Stapf


CBS replaces Wiley with Reisenbach

Amy Reisenbach will succeed Bridget Wiley as head of current programming at US broadcaster CBS and its TV studio sister. Reisenbach (pictured) has been named executive VP of current programmes at CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. The promotion comes days after Wiley announced her departure from the Eye Network after twelve years. This, in […]

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 […]

CBS rehires exec to launch unscripted studios unit

CBS has re-hired Ghen Maynard for the second time, this time to launch an unscripted division at its television studios arm. Maynard has been named senior executive VP, alternative programming at CBS Television Studios, reporting to president David Stapf. The new post will see him establishing an alternative department, though CBS TV Studios is already […]

NCIS boss Gary Glasberg dies aged 50

US television is today mourning the passing of NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg. The much-liked executive, who has led TV’s most-watched drama since 2011, died in his sleep over night at the age of 50. Tributes have been flooding in for the New York-born producer who also created spin-off NCIS: New Orleans. “Gary was our rock, […]

CBS names SVOD content chief, studio dev chief

US subscription on-demand platform CBS All Access is set to ramp up programming activity after appointing an original content chief. CBS Television Studio’s head of drama, Julie McNamara is moving across to its CBS sister to become executive VP, original content. Senior VP, drama development at CBS Entertainment Bryan Seabury will replace her at the […]

CBS goes SVOD-first with new Star Trek series

A new scripted drama ordered to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the original Star Trek series will debut in 2017, with CBS Corp. planning to launch it as an SVOD-first original. The new Star Trek series will premiere in the US on the CBS broadcast network in January 2017, with the opening episode and then […]

Ryan Seacrest secures two-year CBS deal

Popular US presenter Ryan Seacrest has secured a two-year overall with CBS Television Studios for his production company. Under terms of the pact, Ryan Seacrest Productions will focus on developing scripted programming, an area the prodco has been moving in to recently with shows such as ABC’s comedy Mixology. RSP’s executive VP, scripted programming Nina […]

CBS bosses confirmed for MIPCOM

CBS production and distribution bosses will deliver a joint keynote at this year’s MIPCOM. David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios, and Armando Nuñez (pictured), president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, will deliver a ‘Media Mastermind’ keynote on the Tuesday of the market in Cannes. The pair will address the given theme for […]

Top CBS execs confirmed for Banff

CBS execs Nina Tassler, Armando Nuñez and David Stapf will all give keynote addresses at the Banff World Media Festival. Tassler, president, CBS Entertainment, will give the opening keynote at the annual media get-together in the Rockies. Nuñez, president and CEO, CBS global distribution group and Stapf, president, CBS Television Studios will give the Global […]