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May 18, 2020 |

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ViacomCBS International promotes Ezequiel Fonseca Zas to streaming GM

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Ezequiel “Quelo” Fonseca Zas has been promoted to the role of general manager of streaming and mobile for international at ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI).

He most recently served as SVP of emerging business for VCNI Americas and in his new position, Fonseca Zas will be responsible for VCNI’s streaming business, strategy and international product rollout, with a focus on Pluto TV, Paramount+ and Noggin. He will also take lead on development of mobile products and partnerships with telehpone companies.

Fonseca Zas will report for his streaming responsibilities to Pierluigi Gazzolo, VCNI’s president of streaming and studios and also to Raffaele Annecchino, president of VCNI EMEAA and leader of mobile strategy, for his mobile responsibilites.

“We see tremendous opportunity to grow ViacomCBS’ streaming and mobile businesses internationally,” said Fonseca Zas. “Our global operating footprint, including linear reach and on-the-ground resources, paired with ownership of the world’s most valuable IP and differentiated technology, will enable ViacomCBS to be a leader in the mobile and streaming space.”

Gazzolo commented: “Quelo is an outstanding leader who brings a wealth of expertise to this critical international role. I’m confident that Quelo will play a key role in the transformation of our business by accelerating VCNI’s digital and streaming strategy.”

Annecchino added: “I am thrilled that Quelo will be joining the mobile division. With Quelo’s talent and proven leadership, we are well positioned to capitalise on strategic opportunities and support ViacomCBS’ leading position in the increasingly convergent mobile industry.”

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