REED MANVILLE TO OVERSEE INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS FOR CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL
Reed Manville has been appointed Executive Vice President, International Channels, CBS Studios International, it was announced today by Armando Nuñez, President, CBS Studios International, to whom he will directly report.
In this newly created position, the Los Angeles-based Manville will be responsible for overseeing CBS's international channel strategy.
Manville's appointment coincides with the announcement this week of a new joint venture between CBS Studios International and Chello Zone to create CBS branded platforms in the U.K., comprised from Chello's existing suite of six themed television channels. As part of his new position, Manville will serve on the new Board that is being formed to help guide strategy and direction for the new venture.
In addition to supervising the new venture in the U.K. and identifying potential new platforms, Manville will also oversee CBS's interest in its two Australian channels, TV1 and Sci Fi.
Manville's appointment reunites him with Nuñez, for whom he worked from 2004-2005 when Manville was Executive Vice President, International Channels, CBS Paramount International Television. Most recently, CBS Studios International was a client of Manville's consulting company, where he worked with Nuñez to establish the just-announced U.K. alliance with Chello.
Prior to that, Manville spent seven years overseeing international channels for Paramount International Television (1997-2004). From 2006-2008, Manville held the position of Managing Director, Global Networks, Asia, NBC Universal. He began his career in domestic television, including the post of President and General Manager, KNBC-TV Los Angeles.
"We're thrilled to welcome Reed back to CBS," said Nuñez. "He's an executive with a tremendous resume of experience and accomplishment in the worldwide channel business. The expertise and relationships he brings to the table will be major assets as we seek to create more programming and revenue platforms for CBS around the world."
"I am delighted to be part of CBS, one of the world's great broadcasters and leading distributors of programming worldwide," said Manville. "I look forward to working with Armando and his team to identify and develop additional international opportunities for the tremendous programming assets throughout CBS."
About CBS Studios International
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to over 200 markets and more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse line-up of formats for local production around the world and participates in international channel ventures. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
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