Marc DeBevoise has jumped to CBS Interactive, where he’ll run the unit’s entertainment division that includes CBS.com, TV.com and Clicker.com. It’s a big loss for Starz: DeBevoise was the company’s digital guru who oversaw some of its most important digital initiatives to promote new series as well as the company’s relationship with Netflix. One fact not mentioned in CBS’ press release: DeBevoise is a co-founder of the New York hamburger rating site Burger of the Month. Here’s the announcement:
SAN FRANCISCO – June 15, 2011 – CBS Interactive today announced it has named Marc DeBevoise Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Entertainment division. In this role, DeBevoise will be responsible for overseeing CBS Interactive’s entertainment sites, including CBS.com, TV.com, and Clicker.com, as well as its digital content distribution strategies and the development of both original and show-based digital content, applications and games.
“Marc’s knowledge of the digital entertainment industry, in addition to his experience developing, producing and distributing popular, award-winning content for the Web, make him a great asset to both CBS Interactive and CBS,” said Jim Lanzone, President, CBS Interactive. “CBSi Entertainment encompasses leading online destinations, distribution and original content development, and there is no one better suited than Marc to take this division into the future.”
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to join Jim and the great team at CBS Interactive, especially given CBS’ market-leadership position and superior entertainment content,” said DeBevoise. “I look forward to contributing my knowledge and relationships in helping CBS continue to grow in digital media.”
DeBevoise comes to CBS from premium subscription channel Starz, where he was responsible for the company’s overall digital strategy and the digital initiatives supporting its various film, television and digital original content properties. DeBevoise also led the generation, evaluation and execution of business development, strategic investment, and growth opportunities for all of Starz’ business units.
DeBevoise was named to Home Media Magazine’s “Digital Drivers” list for 2011, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Digital Power 50” for 2010 and Multichannel News’ “40 under 40” for 2009.
Prior to joining Starz, DeBevoise held various roles at NBC Universal, in both Digital Media and Business Development. Prior to NBCU, DeBevoise worked in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at JPMorgan in San Francisco and New York. DeBevoise 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.