LOS ANGELES – March 25, 2013 – Robert Schildhouse is joining CBS Television Distribution as Senior Vice President, Digital Licensing and Distribution, it was announced today by Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, to whom Schildhouse will directly report.
In this newly-created position, Schildhouse will formulate strategies for CTD's first-run series with new and emerging distribution platforms in the digital arena. Schildhouse will also work for Scott Koondel, CBS Corp.'s Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, supporting Koondel's efforts on domestic digital licensing of CBS' vast programming library, including content from CBS Television Studios, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Television Distribution and CBS Films.
"We are excited to have Robert aboard as part of our team," Nuñez said. "His experience at Hulu will be invaluable as he helps us maximize the value of CBS' premium content on digital platforms."
"Robert caught our attention with his intellect, persistence and integrity in programming deals," Koondel said. "We're happy to welcome him to CBS, where we know he'll bring a unique perspective to our digital licensing business."
Schildhouse joins CTD from Hulu, where he served as co-head of content acquisition for the online video streaming service since 2008. He was responsible for numerous new content partnerships for Hulu.com and Hulu Plus, including with Univision for the initial launch of Hulu's Spanish language business, Hulu Latino; WWE programming on Hulu Plus; and Broadway Video, which produced Hulu's first animated original series.
Previously, Schildhouse worked at Yahoo! and Motricity in various roles. He began his career at GE Capital where he graduated from GE's Financial Management Program. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as a bachelor's degree in finance from The Ohio State University.
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 13 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Judge Judy; talk leader Dr. Phil; the #1 and #2 rated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows Rachael Ray and The Doctors; the #1 and #2 newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition, along with omg!INSIDER; the #2 court show Judge Joe Brown; reality dating show Excused; freshman talk show The Jeff Probst Show; the upcoming late-night talk show The Arsenio Hall Show; the upcoming talk show The Test; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Undercover Boss. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.