NEWS5 June 2018

Viacom president steps down

Media News North America People

US – Media giant, Viacom, has announced that Cyma Zarghami is leaving the position of president of Nickelodeon Group after more than 30 years with the network.

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While the company searches for a successor for Zarghami (pictured), Sarah Levy, chief operating officer of Viacom Media Networks, will cover the role on an interim basis.

Zarghami joined Nickelodeon in 1985 and became president in 2006.

During the transition, Levy will work closely with Nickelodeon’s leadership team to manage the brand’s operations. Their focus will be on launching Nickelodeon’s largest-ever content pipeline and its push into new and next-generation viewing platforms, film, live experiences and consumer products.

Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom, said: “Over the course of her career, Cyma has played an integral role in growing Nickelodeon into the dominant force in kids’ entertainment. Her instincts for creating content and experiences that kids love have been vital to the brand’s success around the world.”