Previously, Koondel served as Executive Vice President, Off-Network, Cable and Interactive Media for CBS Television Distribution, following its creation after the September 2006 merger of King World and CBS Paramount Domestic Television. Before the merger he had been Executive Vice President, Distribution, CBS Paramount Domestic Television, where he oversaw a national sales force for the division's off-network and first-run syndicated programming. Over the years, he played a key role in the integration of Viacom Productions, Spelling Entertainment, Worldvision and Rysher's television assets into CBS Paramount Domestic Television.
Prior to CBS's separation from Viacom in January 2006, Koondel oversaw distribution for all of Paramount Pictures' theatrical features and managed its library of more than 3,600 titles. He first joined Paramount in 1994 as Eastern Division Manager in New York. He was promoted to Vice President of Off-Network Television Sales in 1997, and soon added first-run television to his responsibilities. In 1999, he was named Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager. Previously, Koondel held executive positions in sales and marketing at Tribune Television, A&E Cable Networks and Cox Communications.
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CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – "the Eye" – one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, log on to www.cbscorporation.com.SOURCE CBS Corporation
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