Top ViacomCBS executive David Nevins is in talks for an expanded role that would include oversight of content for Paramount Plus, sources tell Variety. The longtime Showtime CEO and chairman, who also serves as chief creative officer of CBS, would maintain his portfolio that at present includes Showtime Networks and BET Networks, individuals with knowledge of the talks said.
In another step toward integrating CBS and Viacom’s assets following the merger of the two entertainment entities earlier this year, CBS chief creative officer David Nevins is adding oversight of Viacom-owned BET Networks, while MTV/VH1 chief Chris McCarthy will take over Comedy Central, Paramount Network and other channels as longtime Comedy Central chief Kent Alterman and Viacom media networks COO Sarah Levy exit the company.
David Nevins, chief creative officer of CBS and chairman-CEO of Showtime Networks says that leaders of the two companies are looking for opportunities to create a “virtuous ecosystem” for content that can prosper across the various platforms of the two companies.
The traditional TV landscape where NBC once ruled has been disrupted by the rise of prestige shows on premium cable and online streaming services. All the broadcast networks are scrambling to hold onto their diminishing audiences and cultural relevance. But the demand for the people who developed the arsenal of NBC’s high-quality hits of the 1990s — many of which have sustained their popularity thanks to online streaming — has remained.
David Nevins has been named chief creative officer of CBS Corp. effective immediately. The announcement was made by Joe Ianniello, the company’s president and acting CEO. Nevins has also been promoted to chairman of Showtime Networks, and will remain as the business’ CEO. He will remain based in Los Angeles and report to Ianniello.
That’s how Showtime’s president-CEO, David Nevins, referred to his subscribers while discussing the evolution of his premium cable network at the winter press tour. “Today’s audiences are cord cobblers, individuals and households who creatively manage their content consumption with an assortment of subscriptions that work uniquely for their needs.” Because of the availability of its stand-alone streaming service on iTunes, Roku and Android devices, and as add-on subscriptions for Hulu, Amazon Prime and PlayStation Vue, Showtime has “availability and visibility wherever those cord cobblers reside,” he said.
Showtime Networks President David Nevins and CBS Global Distribution President-CEO Armando Nuñez will deliver a joint keynote at MIPCOM, the annual Cannes-based international TV market set for Oct. 5-8.
David Nevins, who is president of Showtime Networks, has a number of fine shows to promote, but says excess haunts the television landscape. His remarks at the TCA press tour came on the heels of news that the growing number of scripted series on the air is likely to surpass 400 this year.
David Nevins is on the rise at Showtime. The president of the pay cable network will add the CEO title to his business card at the end of the year, when longtime chairman and CEO Matthew Blank passes along the title in a transition plan revealed today.
Nevins, who has inked a new deal that will keep him at Showtime through 2018, will add oversight over Showtime Sports as well as the company’s marketing, creative and digital media divisions.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Showtime’s president is hinting that a “Dexter” spin-off may be forthcoming. David Nevins said Tuesday that Showtime has signed a two-year deal with Scott Buck, the executive producer of “Dexter.” The serial killer drama starring Michael C. Hall is in its eighth and final season. Showtime says Buck will be […]