July 5, 2021
Dan Cohen, president of ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, is adding distribution of ViacomCBS International Studios content to his group’s mandate, which will now oversee all ViacomCBS content licensing and distribution globally.
He had been named president of global distribution in June 2020, after serving as president of global content licensing at ViacomCBS since Viacom and CBS merged in December 2019.
Prior to assuming senior management duties at ViacomCBS, Cohen served as president of worldwide home entertainment and television distribution for Paramount Pictures.
The expanded responsibilities are part of ViacomCBS’s moves announced June 23 to unify the company’s U.S. and international businesses under a simplified global leadership structure.
Separately, Chris McCarthy and Brian Robbins were each promoted to the role of president and CEO, with global oversight for their respective brand groups, MTV Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon. In addition, George Cheeks, president and CEO CBS, expanded his role to include responsibility for a global content strategy across ViacomCBS’s FTA networks around the world.
All three continue to report to Bob Bakish, president and CEO of ViacomCBS, and work closely with Raffaele Annecchino, president and CEO of ViacomCBS Networks International.