MUMBAI: MIPCOM announces today that David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios, and Armando Nu?ez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, will deliver a joint keynote address as part of MIPCOM’s Media Mastermind Keynote Series.
Organised by Reed MIDEM, the 30th anniversary edition of MIPCOM will take place in Cannes, France, from 13-16 October 2014.
The CBS Studios Global Content Keynote from Nu?ez and Stapf is scheduled for Tuesday 14 October. With more than five decades of television production and international TV distribution experience between them, the CBS executives will discuss this year’s overall theme, The Global Quest for Original Content . The duo will tackle topics including 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 leading suppliers of primetime network programming, with top scripted dramas such as "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" and comedy series "The Millers.” The studio's roster of popular and critically-acclaimed programmes also includes the phenomenally successful 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 multiple award winner Julianna Margulies.
David Stapf was named President, CBS Television Studios in September 2004. He is responsible for overseeing all of the Studio's programme development and production, basic cable and premium channel markets.
Armando Nu?ez was named President and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group in October 2012. Nunez is responsible for overseeing all of CBS Corporation’s international and domestic distribution operations, including CBS Studios International, which licenses CBS programming worldwide to more than 200 markets across multiple media platforms. Nu?ez has been with the company since 1999.
Stapf and Nunez report directly to Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corporation.