(CBS Interactive) Marc DeBevoise has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of CBS Interactive, it was announced today by Jim Lanzone, Chief Digital Officer of CBS Corporation and CEO of CBS Interactive.
As President and Chief Operating Officer, DeBevoise will lead strategy and operations for all of CBS Interactive’s 25+ industry-leading brands in entertainment, sports, news, technology, gaming and media, among other verticals.
In this new role, DeBevoise adds oversight of CNET Media Group, CBS Interactive’s brands in the technology, media and gaming categories, and will also continue to lead the digital media businesses of the CBS Television Network, including the development of original content for digital platforms.
“Marc has played an instrumental role in building CBS Interactive into a perennial top 10 Internet property and the largest Internet-based premium-content group in the world,” said Jim Lanzone, Chief Digital Officer of CBS Corporation and CEO of CBS Interactive. “Since joining CBS Interactive, Marc has led some of the most significant areas of the business, specifically building CBS All Access and CBSN into highly successful digital initiatives for CBS. I look forward to working closely with Marc as we lead the business into the next generation of digital content.”
“CBS Interactive is such an important part of our entire Company’s strategy for the future,” said Leslie Moonves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. “Elevating Marc into this expanded role, on the heels of Jim becoming our Chief Digital Officer, ensures that we will continue down a path of innovation, finding new ways to distribute our world-class content however consumers want to interact with it.”
Previously DeBevoise served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Digital Media for CBS Interactive; in that role he led the digital media businesses of the CBS Television Network. He was, and will continue to be, responsible for its digital content and social media distribution strategies, its full-episode streaming across web, mobile device and OTT platforms and its direct-to-consumer SVOD and live streaming initiatives. DeBevoise successfully led the creation and launch of CBS All Access, the first digital SVOD and live streaming service for CBS, and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service, and was also responsible for CBS’s record-breaking streaming of Super Bowl 50 across all devices.
DeBevoise joined CBS Interactive from Starz, where he was the Senior Vice President of Digital Media, Business Development and Strategy. At Starz, DeBevoise was responsible for the company’s overall digital strategy and the digital initiatives supporting its film, television and digital original content properties. Prior to joining Starz, DeBevoise held various roles at NBC Universal, in both Digital Media and Business Development, and worked in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at JPMorgan. He received his M.B.A. with distinction in Entertainment, Media & Technology and Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and his B.A. in Economics and Computer Science from Tufts University.