CBS’ David Nevins On “Impressive” Disney+ Launch, James Comey Miniseries & Being An “Equal Opportunity Offender”

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In the final weeks before Viacom and CBS’ latest reunion becomes a $30 billion fact, Showtime boss and rising corporate star David Nevins today had praise for the launch of Disney+ and promised surprises with the remerged media giant.

“I think it is impressive,” the CBS Chief Content Officer bluntly noted of the 10 million subscribers that the House of Mouse say signed up in the 24 hours after the new streaming service launched on November 12, with a few technical issues and its Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian. “Not surprising, it is a shiny new thing,” Nevins added in the accelerated streaming wars that have seen Disney+ and AppleTV+ join the fray in the past two weeks to challenge Netflix, Amazon and the Disney controlled Hulu.

Introduced as the “creative guru at CBS” by CNBC’s Julia Boorstin, a often circumspect and oddly low key Nevins asserted the reality is “it is
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