Barry Chamberlain Named CBS Studios Int'l President of Sales
Barry Chamberlain has been promoted to President of Sales, CBS Studios International, it was announced today by Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CBS Global Distribution Group, to whom he will continue to report.
In his new position, Chamberlain will lead CBS's international content distribution business across a growing global marketplace of terrestrial, cable and satellite channels, as well as subscription video-on-demand, online and other digital platforms. He will work with Nuñez and the division's 13 regional offices to create and execute distribution strategies that maximize revenue for CBS content in more than 200 international territories, drawing from CBS Corporation's portfolio of content, including CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, SHOWTIME, CBS News and the largest television library among all U.S. studios.
Since September 2009, Chamberlain has served as Executive Vice President, Sales, CBS Studios International, playing a key role in CBS's growing international distribution business. Most recently, he has been involved in some of CBS's biggest global sales campaigns, including UNDER THE DOME, NCIS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, Hawaii Five-0 and DEXTER, among others.
"I've had the good fortune to work with Barry for the past two decades, including the last 15 years at CBS," said Nuñez. "I'm incredibly proud of Barry's accomplishments, excited to promote him to this expanded role and honored to have him as a partner as we continue to grow CBS's international business."
Chamberlain joined CBS Broadcast International in 1999 as Vice President, Sales, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Sales in 2005, shortly after the division merged with Paramount International Television.
Chamberlain began his international television career in 1992 as Sales Coordinator, Samuel Goldwyn Company. His other positions have included Director, International Sales and Marketing, New World Entertainment, and Director, Sales and Planning, Universal Television and Network Group.
Chamberlain earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political Science with an emphasis in international relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as an MBA from Arizona's Thunderbird School of Global Management.
About CBS Studios International
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 17 channels in 22 languages across 90 territories, reaching more than 60 million international households. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.