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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.

Armando Nunez

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 the US and internationally.

John Nogawski, president of CBS Television Distribution, will be leaving the company under the new structure.

CBS said that under Nuñez’s stewardship, its international business now brings in over US$1 billion annually.

As well as content sales, Nuñez has been at the forefront of CBS’ push into channels with joint venture and branded networks now carried in the UK, India, Australia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“We have great leaders around our Company and Armando has always been one of the best – admired and respected by clients and colleagues alike,” said CBS president and CEO Les Moonves. “With this newly created position, we have one of the industry’s best global thinkers maximizing the value for our current hits and vast library to the growing number of content licensors here in the U.S. and around the world.”

Nuñez  said: “I look forward to continuing to work with Leslie and the terrific domestic and international teams to take full strategic advantage of the traditional, new and emerging distribution opportunities available to us everywhere.”