The longtime Showtime CEO and chairman, who also serves as chief creative officer of CBS, would maintain his portfolio that at present includes Showtime Networks and BET Networks, individuals with knowledge of the talks said. A ViacomCBS spokesman declined to comment.
The promotion for Nevins would clarify the management picture at Paramount Plus and the scope of Nevins’ role within ViacomCBS. The question of who will steer programming decisions for the streamer has been a murky ever since CBS All Access was transformed into Paramount Plus on March 4. Nevins previously had a hand in programming decisions for CBS All Access through his chief creative officer role.
But ViacomCBS shook up its digital executive ranks in the run-up to the Paramount Plus debut. Marc DeBevoise, who was