STEPHEN HACKETT TO RETIRE AS PRESIDENT OF SALES, JONATHAN BINGAMAN NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT DOMESTIC LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
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STEPHEN HACKETT TO RETIRE AS PRESIDENT OF SALES
JONATHAN BINGAMAN NAMED
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT DOMESTIC LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
Stephen Hackett Jonathan Bingaman
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – MARCH 11, 2019 – After a career spanning three decades at CBS/King World, Stephen Hackett has decided to retire as President of Sales at CBS Television Distribution.
At the same time, Jonathan Bingaman has been promoted to Executive Vice President Domestic Licensing and Distribution at CBS Television Distribution, to lead the sales team. Both announcements were made today by Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group and Chief Content Licensing Officer of CBS Corp., and Steve LoCascio, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of CBS Global Distribution Group.
“I’ve been blessed through out my years at King World and CBS to be surrounded by great people and great shows,” said Hackett. “It really has been a privilege to be associated with such a great team! The time is right for me to hand over the reins of the sales team to Bing. He will be terrific in his new role. I look forward to the next chapter in my life on my cattle ranch in Colorado.”
“Under Steve’s leadership, our sales team has thrived, with recent long-term renewals for three of our top-rated shows DR. PHIL, WHEEL OF FORTUNE and JEOPARDY!,” Nuñez said. “He’s leaving us with a great foundation and team in place for the future. Aside from being a great dealmaker, he’s also been a great friend, and we wish him well as he tackles his next life adventures.”
Bingaman will take the reins as head of sales in his new role. He will lead the distribution sales team, overseeing all domestic program sales for broadcast, cable and diginets. This includes first-run and off-network series from CBS Television Distribution and CBS Television Studios, as well as product from CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime.
“During Jonathan’s tenure at CTD, he has played an integral role in maximizing the value of our content across the entire television landscape with innovative ideas and deals,” said LoCascio, to whom he will report. “His experience selling to multiple platforms over the years as the television landscape has evolved, combined with his institutional knowledge, made him the obvious choice to lead our talented, seasoned, top-flight sales team that has worked together for many years.”
Bingaman has spent the last 18 years at CTD, most recently as Executive Vice President of Domestic Cable Sales since 2016. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President, Cable Sales Manager since 2010. Previously, Bingaman ran the Chicago sales office from 2008 to 2010 as Senior Vice President and Regional Sales Manager. He also has served as Western Division Manager, Los Angeles, and as the Eastern Division Manager in New York for CTD. Previously, he worked in sales at Bloomberg Television.
Bingaman graduated from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
About CBS Television Distribution
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 11 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits JUDGE JUDY, DR. PHIL, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JEOPARDY!, INSIDE EDITION and RACHAEL RAY, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network products include the “CSI,” NCIS and “Star Trek” franchises, as well as classic series such as “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Frasier.” In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of the CBS Corporation. For more information, go to www.cbstvd.com.
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