Scott Koondel Named To Broader Role At CBS Corporation

            Scott Koondel Named To Broader Role At CBS Corporation

Executive to Assume Newly Created Role as Senior Vice President and Chief
Corporate Content Licensing Officer

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Scott Koondel has been named Senior
Vice President and Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer for CBS
Corporation. The announcement was made today by Joseph Ianniello, Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CBS Corporation, to whom Koondel
will report.

In this new role, Koondel will be responsible for developing and executing a
coordinated company strategy designed to maximize revenue from the licensing
and distribution of content from all of the Company's business units,
including CBS Studios, CBS Television Network, CBS News, SHOWTIME, CBS Films
and CBS Interactive. In addition, Koondel will also seek opportunities to
optimize the value of programming assets associated with CBS's interest in The
CW, and will integrate and grow revenue derived from a vast library of past
CBS series.

"Scott's efforts over the past several years have opened a variety of new
markets and have had a major positive financial impact for CBS," said
Ianniello. "He is a truly unique executive, with his finger on the pulse of
this emerging growth area for our company. We look forward to his continued
success as we drive the value of our content across the ever-expanding
platforms that provide such a clear opportunity for us." 

Koondel will continue to stay closely involved in the support of the Company's
efforts in domestic cable and digital programming sales under the newly formed
CBS Global Distribution Group, a merger of the Company's domestic and
international programming distribution business. 

Prior to this appointment, in addition to his growing corporate role, Koondel
had been the President of Distribution for CBS Television Distribution, where
he consistently set industry records for the sale of CBS programming in the
off-network programming marketplace. At the same time, he spearheaded the
Company's entry into the emerging digital distribution space, and was
instrumental in the deals that brought CBS library programming to Netflix and
Amazon, among others.

Previously, Koondel served as Executive Vice President, Off-Network, Cable and
Interactive Media for CBS Television Distribution, following its creation
after the September 2006 merger of King World and CBS Paramount Domestic
Television. Before the merger he had been Executive Vice President,
Distribution, CBS Paramount Domestic Television, where he oversaw a national
sales force for the division's off-network and first-run syndicated
programming. Over the years, he played a key role in the integration of
Viacom Productions, Spelling Entertainment, Worldvision and Rysher's
television assets into CBS Paramount Domestic Television.

Prior to CBS's separation from Viacom in January 2006, Koondel oversaw
distribution for all of Paramount Pictures' theatrical features and managed
its library of more than 3,600 titles. He first joined Paramount in 1994 as
Eastern Division Manager in New York. He was promoted to Vice President of
Off-Network Television Sales in 1997, and soon added first-run television to
his responsibilities. In 1999, he was named Senior Vice President and
National Sales Manager. Previously, Koondel held executive positions in sales
and marketing at Tribune Television, A&E Cable Networks and Cox

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes
industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the
world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of
the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge
of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of
the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand –
"the Eye" – one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations
span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable,
publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and
socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network,
The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros.
Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Networks,
Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS
Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Global Distribution Group,
CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and
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