Armando Nuñez, who was critical to 10’s acquisition by CBS is stepping down from his US-based role as ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group chairman and ViacomCBS chief content licensing officer.
He will move into an advisory role, with President of Global Content Licensing Dan Cohen confirmed as his replacement.
Nuñez has a long association with Australia since joining CBS Broadcast International in 1999 including overseeing CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution, during two periods from 2012 through 2016 and again from 2018 to present. He previously held positions at Universal International Television, New World International Television Distribution and Viacom Entertainment.
He was critical to CBS’ acquisition of 10 in 2017 after the network went into administration, dealing locally with management, attending network Upfronts and becoming familiar with local shows and stars.
In 2019 Viacom and CBS completed their merger under president and CEO Bob Bakish.
Nuñez said, “When Bob asked me to lead this group post-merger, part of the plan was that I would transition from day-to-day leadership to an advisory role once the two teams were integrated and a future strategy was set.
“Working side by side with Dan, that process has gone faster than expected and is now complete. We are well positioned wherever this rapidly evolving media landscape takes us, and I can’t think of anyone better to lead us forward than Dan.”
David Lynn oversees all of Viacom’s media networks and related businesses outside the US.