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Paramount+ programming chief Tanya Giles departs, Grossman to step in

Tanya Giles is leaving her role as chief programming officer at Paramount+ having been with parent Paramount Global and its predecessors for nearly three decades.

Tanya Giles

The New York-based exec was promoted in 2021 from general manager of MTV Entertainment Group to lead the programming strategy for Paramount+ and Pluto TV. The news was reported first by Deadline.

Jeff Grossman, exec VP of content and business operations for Paramount Streaming, will lead the team in the interim, C21 understands, while a long-term plan is worked out.

Giles’ departure comes as Paramount Global looks to cut costs across the breadth of its business, although her departure is not understood to be related to restructuring.

Several senior leaders have departed in recent months, as Paramount Global has restructured its content divisions and announced plans to integrate Paramount+ and Showtime across both linear and streaming in the US.

High-profile execs to have left include Showtime’s co-president of entertainment Jana Winograde, who stepped down last month, while fellow co-president of entertainment Gary Levine moved into a senior creative advisory role.

These moves came as part of a shake-up that saw 120 lay-offs at the company last month. Previously, David Nevins, chairman and CEO of Paramount Premium Group and chief creative officer of Paramount+ scripted series, exited in October.

During her tenure as GM of MTV Entertainment Group, Giles oversaw programming for brands including Comedy Central, Paramount Network, TV Land, MTV, VH1, Logo, Pop TV, CMT and Smithsonian. She was also previously GM of Comedy Central and before that held multiple roles focused on strategic insights and research.

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