CBS Production, Distribution Chiefs to Deliver Keynote at International TV Market Mipcom

MipCom 2013

LONDON — David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios, and Armando Nunez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, will deliver a joint keynote address at the 30th anniversary edition of Mipcom, one of the world’s biggest TV trade shows.

Mipcom, which attracts around 13,500 TV and digital industry folk, takes place in Cannes, France, from Oct. 13-16.

The keynote will be delivered on Oct. 14 as part of Mipcom’s Media Mastermind keynote series. The CBS toppers, who have more than five decades of television production and international TV distribution experience between them, will tackle Mipcom’s overall theme this year, “The global quest for original content.” The duo will tackle the rise of event series programming, new relationships with digital distribution partners, CBS’s year-round programming strategy and the global appetite for CBS and Showtime content.

CBS Television Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of primetime network programming, with top scripted dramas such as “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” and comedy series “The Millers.” Its roster of shows also includes the “CSI” franchise, summer event series “Under the Dome,” “Elementary,” starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, and the Peabody Award winning series “The Good Wife,” starring Julianna Margulies.

Stapf was named president, CBS Television Studios in 2004. He is responsible for overseeing all of the studio’s program development and production, basic cable and premium channel markets.

Nunez was named prexy and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group in 2012. He is responsible for overseeing all of CBS’s distribution operations, including CBS Studios Intl., which licenses CBS shows to more than 200 markets. He has been with the company since 1999.

Stapf and Nunez report directly to Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation.

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  1. CBS and its global portrayal of US entertainment as Caucasian says:

    “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.”

    CBS> Moonves>Stapf-Nunez> Tassler = Programming Inadequacies>Lack of diversity>sexism

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