Ray Hopkins

President, U.S. Network Distribution at Paramount

Ray Hopkins has served as President of Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation, since joining the company in June 2013, securing retransmission and affiliation agreements for CBS’ broadcast and cable networks, including the CBS Television Network, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Networks and Pop. He also has oversight of all distribution deals of the CBS Network to more than 40 affiliated television station groups throughout the country. An industry veteran, Hopkins has 30 years of experience, including nine years as Chief Operating Officer of YES Network (Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network), where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s affiliate sales, legal, finance, business development, new media, marketing, human resources and communications departments. Previously, Hopkins served in senior affiliate sales and marketing roles at Gemstar-TV Guide and FOX. Hopkins serves on the board of the cable industry’s T. Howard Foundation.


  • President, U.S. Network Distribution

    Current role