Nancy Tellem is senior advisor to CEO at CBS Team

(19 December 2009 5:00 pm)

MUMBAI: Nancy Tellem, the Network Television Entertainment Group president at CBS Corporation, will take over as senior advisor to the CEO, beginning January.

In her new capacity, Tellem will focus on exploring business and strategic models involving content partnerships, new production models and will also be looking at developing technologies and emerging media. She will also continue to oversee CBS's interest in The CW, a 50/50 joint venture with Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Says CBS Corporation president and CEO Leslie Moonves, "Tellem has been looking for a new challenge and is very passionate about this transformative time in our business. Nancy has great experience, business acumen and intellect in all of these evolving areas, and importantly, she knows first-hand all of the resources and talent that we have in this company to make the most of these opportunities."

Commented Tellem, "Leslie has been an extraordinary boss, mentor and friend. I share his belief that great content companies such as CBS are well-positioned to capitalize on the developing business models and emerging technologies that will be part of the new television landscape.

"I'm ready to embrace this new challenge, to step away from the desk, look toward the future and help the company explore its many opportunities. The timing for this transition couldn't be better. The network and the studio are both in great positions of strength with outstanding programming and exceptional leaders in Nina Tassler, David Stapf and Debby Barak."