CBS has consolidated its distribution units, and elevated the veteran Armando Nuñez to be president and chief executive of the newly created CBS Global Distribution Group.
As part of the move, John Nogawski, a nearly 30-year veteran of CBS and Paramount, is leaving the company. Nogawski has served as president of the domestic division, CBS Television Distribution, for about eight years. He was in charge of programming and sales.
Nuñez, a trusted lieutenant of CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, has been president of CBS’ international television division since 1999.
He now will take charge of a more streamlined division that includes the highly profitable domestic distribution arm. CBS is the industry's leading syndicator of first-run and network rerun programming, which boasts several of the top syndicated shows on television, including "Judge Judy," "Entertainment Tonight," "Dr. Phil," "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune."
Nogawski's unit last month launched a new daytime talk show, "The Jeff Probst Show," which has limped out of the starting gate among an increasingly crowded field that includes a new show featuring Katie Couric.