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Dubuc ‘set for Vice’ after A+E exit

Nancy Dubuc is leaving her post as president and CEO of A+E Networks and is set to replace Shane Smith as chief executive of Vice Media. A+E’s chairman emeritus and former CEO, Abbe Raven, will return as acting chair while a replacement is found, with Dubuc (pictured right) leaving her post on April 16. It […]

Buccieri leaves ITV Studios for A+E

Paul Buccieri is exiting ITV Studios America in order to become president of the A&E and History networks in the US. He is currently the chairman of ITV Studios US Group and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, but will move to A+E Networks to work under CEO Nancy Dubuc in the new year. He will oversee […]

New look A+E programing team ups four

A+E Networks has followed its recent appointment of a new top programming team by promoting four executives at History, H2, Lifetime and Bio. The Hatfields and McCoys channel operator had named Elaine Frontain Bryant as senior VP, development and programming, History; Paul Cabana as Senior VP and head of programming, H2; Mary Donahue as senior […]

Jana Bennett joins new look A+E

Former BBC Worldwide president of worldwide networks Jana Bennett has re-emerged at A+E Networks, where she will make up part of a new-look team operating under new president and CEO Nancy Dubuc. Bennett, who exited BBCWW last year as part of a major restructure of the BBC’s commercial arm, will become president of the second-tier […]

A+E slams US broadcasters at Upfront

A+E Networks execs have told advertisers that choosing to spend their dollars on US broadcast networks is tantamount to paying a programming “failure tax”. A+E has had an extremely successful year with the success with scripted series The Bible and Hatfields & McCoys on History and unscripted hit Duck Dynasty on A&E – the latter […]

Dubuc upped to A+E president, CEO

Nancy Dubuc has become just the third CEO in A+E Network’s history, with former incumbent Abbe Raven moving up to a new role as chairman. Dubuc, previously president of entertainment and media and credited with overseeing the highest rated cable series ever in History’s Hatfields and McCoys, will also become A+E president. She will oversee […]