Viacom, CBS Shake Up Executive Ranks

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.

Kevin Kay Out As Paramount Network President

Alterman In For Ganeless At Comedy Central

Viacom is making a change at the top of Comedy Central: President Michele Ganeless will be replaced by Kent Alterman, who as president of original programming guided shows including Inside Amy Schumer. Ganeless said in a statement that the decision to leave was hers, adding that she wanted to challenge herself in new ways.

Comedy Central Ups Program Chief Kent Alterman