NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Buccieri has been promoted to President of A+E Studios & A+E Networks Portfolio Group, it was announced today by Nancy Dubuc, President & CEO of A+E Networks, to whom Buccieri reports.
In his new role, Buccieri will be responsible for A+E Studios and for leveraging the synergies across the A+E Networks brand portfolio including A&E, HISTORY, LIFETIME, FYI and LMN. He will be responsible for all business aspects of the company's brand portfolio.
"The growth of A+E Studios is a major priority for us as content ownership and capabilities are vital for our future growth," said Dubuc. "With his wealth of experience successfully running ITV and the extraordinary business acumen he has displayed during his tenure at A+E, I am confident Paul will lead the team to new heights and drive strong results."
"Nancy has laid out an ambitious vision and growth plan for A+E Studios and I am grateful to her for trusting me to execute it," said Buccieri. "I look forward to following in Bob DeBitetto's esteemed footsteps and partnering with Barry Jossen and the entire Studios' team on building upon the extraordinary work they have already done."
Buccieri is one of the leading television executives in the industry, with extensive experience in worldwide production, distribution, syndication and digital, both in scripted and non-scripted programming across a wide range of genres. He has a proven track record of driving forward both creative and commercial growth and implementing innovative business models.
Prior to his A+E Networks career, Buccieri served as Chairman, ITV Studios U.S. Group & ITV Studios Global Entertainment for the UK media company, where he was responsible for building one of the largest independent content producers in the United States. He also led ITV's international television distribution and consumer products business.
The ITV Studios U.S. Group is comprised of ITV Studios' successful flagship U.S. production company, ITV Studios America, and the acquired businesses of Gurney Productions (Duck Dynasty), High Noon Entertainment (Cake Boss), Thinkfactory Media (Hatfields & McCoys), DiGa Vision (Teen Wolf) and Leftfield Entertainment, which is made up of Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars), Sirens Media (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment. The Group also includes Tomorrow Studios, which is a scripted joint venture studio between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios.
Prior to joining ITV, Buccieri was President of Programming, Production and Development at Fox Twentieth Television. Before that, he was an Executive Producer at Endemol, USA.
About A+E Networks
A+E Networks®, LLC. is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from linear channels to websites, gaming, watch apps and educational software as well as SVOD products, including first-to-market Apps such as HISTORY Vault and Lifetime Movie Club. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E®, Lifetime®, History®, LMN®, FYI™, VICELAND™, H2™, A+E Studios™, History en Espaňol™, Crime + Investigation™, Military History™, Lifetime Real Women®, A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International®, A+E Networks Digital® and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks channels and branded programming reach more than 335 million households in over 200 territories and 39 languages. A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.
About A+E Studios
A+E Studios is the studio unit of the award-winning global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios creates, produces and distributes high quality scripted programming across all networks and platforms in the A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E® Network, Lifetime®, History®, LMN®, FYI™, and A&E IndieFilms®. A+E Studios' slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series and movies, including the Peabody Award-winning UnREAL for Lifetime; the event miniseries ROOTS, upcoming series SIX and Knightfall, as well as Houdini for History, among others. Following its first full production year, A+E Studios received 16 Primetime Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Limited Series for ROOTS.
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