John Nogawski, President of CBS Television Distribution, Out in Reorganization TVWeek; Deadline.com
John Nogawski, president of CBS Television Distribution, is leaving the company, CBS Television Distribution has announced.
The announcement says, "Armando Nuñez has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the CBS Global Distribution Group, a newly created position that will lead CBS’s combined domestic and international television distribution business, it was announced today by Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation.
"Nuñez, who has served as President of CBS’s international television division since 1999, will now oversee a streamlined worldwide television distribution operation that includes CBS Television Distribution, a preeminent syndicator of first-run and off-network programming, and CBS Studios International, which licenses CBS programming worldwide to more than 200 markets across multiple media platforms."
Our good friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com, who first reported the restructuring, writes, "Nogawski’s departure follows a very soft start for CBS TV Distribution’s high-profile new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by 'Survivor‘s' Jeff Probst. Another high-profile syndicated talk show shepherded by Nogawski, a late-night talker with Arsenio Hall, is slated for a fall 2013 launch with the Tribune stations as a core group.
"CBS TV Distribution boasts the top daytime syndicated series with court show 'Judge Judy' and talk show 'Dr. Phil.' But it has struggled to successfully expand its talk-show portfolio beyond the series brought in by the 2006 merger with King World: 'Dr. Phil,' which spawned spinoff 'The Doctors,' and 'Rachael Ray.' "
The Deadline.com story continues, "CBS TV Distribution has been successful on the off-network sale side, recently landing blockbuster deals for 'NCIS: LA' and 'Hawaii Five-0' in the series’ first seasons on air. The company previously had a very rich off-network deal for drama 'Medium' at Lifetime."
The official CBS announcement says Nogawski "will be leaving the Company after assisting with the transition."
The announcement also says, "Nuñez joined CBS Broadcast International as President in July 1999. In January 2000, following the merger of CBS Television and King World Productions, he assumed the role of President, CBS Broadcast International and Executive Vice President, CBS Enterprises. He was named President, CBS Studios International (formerly CBS Paramount International Television), in August 2004, following the merger of CBS Broadcast International and Paramount International Television."
About Nogawski's tenure at CBS Andreeva writes, "Before the 2006 merger of King World and CBS Paramount Domestic Television into CBS TV Distribution, Nogawski had been President, CBS Paramount Domestic TV since March 2002. In that position, he was responsible for the sales and marketing of top entertainment newsmagazines 'Entertainment Tonight' and its spinoff 'The Insider.' Previously, Nogawski served as President, Distribution, Paramount Domestic TV, a position he held since 1999."