The head of CBS Television Distribution is stepping down after more than 30 years in the television syndication business. No successor has been announced.
In his first NATPE as president of CBS Television Distribution, Paul Franklin is overseeing a list of some of the longest-running shows in television syndication. His challenge is to hold the line or even grow the license fees for CTD’s stalwart syndication properties in an era when there’s more pressure than ever from stations and station groups to drive down fees.
The 28-year veteran of Twentieth Television will oversee all of CBS Television Distribution’s domestic syndicated portfolio. His predecessor, Armando Nuñez, now assumes responsibility for all international sales as president-CEO of CBS Studios International.