Paul Anderson to lead ViacomCBS Aus/NZ, combined ops “will add value,” int’l boss David Lynn says

ViacomCBS Inc has appointed Network 10 chief executive, Paul Anderson, to lead its combined operations in Australia and New Zealand.  

Anderson will additionally become executive vice president, ViacomCBS Networks Australia and New Zealand, with immediate effect.

His appointment follows the merger of Viacom and CBS Corporation. 

Network 10, which has been part of CBS Studios International since November 2017, has been integrated into ViacomCBS Networks International and will now be combined with Viacom’s existing operations in Australia and New Zealand under Anderson’s leadership.

In his expanded role, Anderson will additionally have local oversight of Viacom’s family of flagship pay TV networks – including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. – and a range of associated businesses, as well as retaining oversight of Network 10’s portfolio of free-to-air TV networks and digital platforms.

Ben Richardson, general manager of Viacom’s existing networks operations in Australia and New Zealand, will report to Anderson as GM, SVP, ViacomCBS Pay Networks and Network 10 Business Development. 

David Lynn, CEO, ViacomCBS Networks International, said today that “operating our combined free-to-air, pay TV and digital assets as a single portfolio will add value to our business in Australia”.