Viacom named a new president of Nickelodeon, marking the first time in 18 years that the kid-focused cable network will have a new head. The company tapped producer Brian Robbins for the position.
Robbins will report directly to Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom.
Robbins is the founder of Awesomeness TV and has most recently been overseeing the Paramount Players genre film division of Viacom’s Paramount Pictures.
Robbins replaces Cyma Zarghami, who became president of Nickelodeon in 2004 before adding oversight of Viacom’s broader suite of family and kid networks two years later. Zarghami resigned in June.
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