Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Paul Buccieri appointed as president of the A+E Networks group.

Paul Buccieri has been appointed as president of the A+E Networks group as the replacement for Nancy Dubuc who left in March.

A+E Networks runs channels like History (DStv 186), Lifetime (DStv 131) and Crime+Investigation (DStv 170) carried in South Africa and across Africa on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform through A+E Networks UK and a local A+E Networks Africa office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Paul Buccieri has been president of A+E Studios and the A+E Networks portfolio group since 2016 and will now oversee the entire A+E Networks Group.

In a statement Steven R. Swartz, president and CEO of Hearst, and Ben Sherwood, co-chairperson of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television, said, "Paul's successful track record running A+E Studios and overseeing programming at the portfolio of brands, combined with his experience in worldwide production, distribution, syndication and digital, will further propel A+E Networks' momentum".

"He's a proven leader, strong collaborator and skilled programmer with an eye for identifying trends in the very competitive content marketplace."

Paul Buccieri in the statement says "I want to sincerely thank our board members at Disney and Hearst for offering me this exceptional opportunity to lead A+E Networks during this transformative time in media".

"I could not be prouder of A+E’s powerful brands, strong partnerships and, most importantly, the talented people I get to work with every day. We look forward to expanding on our solid foundation of creativity."

Before joining A+E Networks, Paul Buccieri was chairperson of ITV's ITV Studios US and ITV Studios Global Entertainment in the United Kingdom, and led ITV's international television distribution and consumer products business unit. Before that he was president of programming, production and development at Fox Twentieth Television.