ViacomCBS today named Tom Ryan, currently CEO of Pluto TV, as president and CEO, ViacomCBS Streaming, unveiling a new leadership structure for its evolving global free and pay streaming services. Marc DeBevoise will step down from his role as chief digital officer, ViacomCBS, and president and CEO, ViacomCBS Digital, serving in an advisory capacity for the remainder of 2020 to support the transition and ongoing transformation of the digital organization.
Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer of CBS Interactive, can see viewers subscribing to about 10 OTT services on average.
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CBS All Access has seen double-digit growth during the past year, momentum that got a big boost earlier this month from the combination of the second season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery and the NFL’s AFC conference championship. Marc DeBevoise, president-COO of CBS Interactive, said Wednesday during the Television Critics Assciation press tour in Pasadena, Calif., that CBS All Access logged more than 50% growth in total subscribers as well as in total streams delivered and the amount of time users spent watching the service.
CBS’ streaming sports video service will launch “soon,” according to CBS Interactive President Marc Debevoise. Unlike ESPN’s upcoming streaming service — which will focus on sports that don’t quite fit on the linear channel — the new CBS service will emphasize sports news and talk instead of live games.
Marc DeBevoise is taking a step up from his previous role as EVP and GM of CBS Digital Media. His new job, which also adds COO to his title, entails heading up strategy and operations for all of CBS Interactive’s 25-plus brands and CNET.