Nuñez will step aside in June, with Cohen named president of ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group and responsible for monetising original content that airs on CBS, The CW, CBS All Access and Showtime. His remit also extends to programming from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, CBS Television Studios, CBS News and the Viacom brands.
Cohen will also oversee the monetisation of the ViacomCBS library across films and TV, as well as domestic distribution and syndication sales for CBS Television Distribution, whose portfolio includes Dr. Phil, Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy!.
Previously, Cohen served as president of Worldwide Home Entertainment & Television Distribution for Paramount Pictures, which he joined in 2017. Before that he spent two decades at Disney/ABC, latterly as EVP of pay TV and digital sales for home entertainment and TV distribution.