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President & Chairman | A+E Networks Group

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Paul Buccieri’s Biography

Paul Buccieri is President and Chairman of A+E Networks Group. A+E Networks is a global media and entertainment brand portfolio that finds, cultivates, illuminates and markets entertainment content to worldwide audiences. As one of the most recognized leaders in the industry, Paul holds extensive experience in worldwide production and multi-genre content distribution.

Paul oversees a portfolio that includes the following networks: A&E®, Lifetime®, The HISTORY® Channel, LMN™, FYI™, and Vice TV. Today, the company reaches more than 335 million households in more than 200 territories on a variety of platforms.

After more than two decades of working in scripted and non-scripted programming, Paul joined A+E Networks as president of A&E and The HISTORY Channel in 2015. Paul also served as president of A+E Networks Portfolio Group and A+E Studios before becoming president of A+E Networks Group in 2018. Paul has also held leadership positions at Fox Twentieth Television, ITV Studios US Group, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, and Endemol USA.

Collaborating with top executives and producers, Paul has extensive experience turning great ideas into hit TV shows, including American Pickers, Curse of Oak Island, Forged in Fire, Vikings, 60 Days In, and others. For his work and leadership, he has been included on The Cablefax 100 list for five straight years. The Cablefax 100 salutes the most influential executives whose leadership continues to take the industry to new heights.

Building upon his leadership success in the entertainment industry, Paul continues to dedicate himself to the arts and media by serving on several directorial boards. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a nonprofit organization that recognizes exceptional television programming that is produced outside of the US. He also sits on the Leadership Committee at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Paul Buccieri’s Newsfeed

The Hollywood Reporter
Lifetime, Hollywood Reporter to Present 'Women in Entertainment: The Next Generation' on May 24

“Lifetime is proud to partner with The Hollywood Reporter on the evolution of the Women in Entertainment event to reach even more people with these inspiring stories,” said Paul Buccieri, president and chairman of A+E Networks Group. “I truly believe in the incredible power of mentoring and its importance in shaping an individual’s future and I am honored that Lifetime will help showcase these rising young leaders’ stories.”

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Jill Biden Teams With Lifetime For Mother’s Day PSA

Lifetime has launched the social media initiative #ThatsWhatMomsDo to celebrate and salute moms across the country. As part of the social media campaign, Lifetime will run its PSA featuring Dr. Biden throughout this Mother’s Day weekend, from May 8 to May 9. “The pandemic has affected every part of our lives, challenging us and changing us like we never could have imagined. Just when you thought you had little left to give, you gave more, because you’re a mom, and that’s what moms do,” Biden says in the PSA.

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Paul Buccieri’s Background

A+E Networks
President & Chairman | A+E Networks Group
Jul 2018 - Present
New York, NY, USA
A+E Networks is an international entertainment portfolio with brands including A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, FYI, VICELAND and BIOGRAPHY. The company creates content for a variety of platforms across genres and media to reach households across the world.
A+E Networks
President | Network Portfolio Group & A+E Studios
2016 - 2018
New York, NY, USA
As the President of the Network Portfolio Group, Paul was charged with overseeing the various business across all of A+E's brand portfolio. He also managed A+E Studios, the primary scripted programming provider for the A+E Networks portfolio.
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Paul Buccieri’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Board of Directors
Mar 2019 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a nonprofit organization that recognizes exceptional television programming that is produced outside of the US. The International Academy hosts the International Emmy Awards Gala each year as well as the International Emmy World Television Festival.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Leadership Committee
Mar 2019 - Present
New York, NY, USA
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts serves three primary roles. It is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, the national leader in arts, education & community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus.
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Previous Board Positions

ITV Studios
Chairman | US Group & Global Entertainment
2014 - 2015
London, UK
As the Chairman at ITV Studios for the US Group & Global Entertainment division, Paul helped build the company up to compete with other production networks. Under his leadership, ITV Studios became one of the independent content producers in the United States.
DiGa Vision
Board of Directors
2014 - 2015
New York, NY, USA
DiGa Vision, now known as DIGA Studios, was formed in 2011 as a production company that was charged with the creation and development of content to be shown across a wide variety of platforms. Since its formation, the company has created content for A&E, History, Lifetime and MTV, among many others.
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Media

A+E Networks Starts TV’s Long Road to a New Upfront Market
Feature
Mar 2021
"In a world focused on streaming," the article begins, "A+E Networks isn’t turning off the traditional TV." The article goes on to discuss A+E Network's programming strategy going forward, which, according to group president Paul Buccieri, “demonstrates a deep commitment to being available wherever and however viewers want to be entertained."
A+E Networks Pushes For Change In How TV Ads Are Sold
Feature
Mar 2021
A+E Networks is sending a message to ad buyers during its upfront Wednesday: It still believes in TV. “Our brands have clear identities with a strong foundation of hit series. Across our entire portfolio and in a variety of genres, we continue to have an incredible roster of A-list, diverse talent in-front of and behind the camera,” said A+E Networks President Paul Buccieri.
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Awards & Endorsements

MIP SDG Award: Paul Buccieri, A+E Networks
Honoree
Apr 2021
Paul was honored with the 2021 MIP SDG Award for A+E's work in furthering diversity by sharing stories and programs from a wide variety of backgrounds for a more inclusive and educated future. A+E continues to use its platform and content for positive change and to provide viewers a glimpse into different worlds.
America's Best Mid-Sized Employers
Honoree
2021
New York, NY, USA
To build this list, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to pinpoint the companies liked best by employees in its annual ranking. The final list ranks the 500 large and 500 midsize employers that received the most recommendations.
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Speaking Engagements

Keynote: Paul Buccieri, A+E Studios
Keynote Interview
2017
London, UK
At MIPFormats 2017, Paul Buccieri sat down with Mike Beale, EVP, Global Development & Formats, ITV, to discuss A+E's focus on unscripted programming, its growing focus on selling its formats outside the US, and, among other topics, what the future holds for A+E.
US Gamechangers: Paul Buccieri A+E Networks
Featured Interview
2015
Edinburgh, UK
Paul Buccieri joins Jane Turton of All3Media for an interview at the Edinburgh Television Festival. He discusses the growth of various A+E platforms, including Lifetime’s evolution into a cable powerhouse and History’s successful entry into scripted shows. Paul also shares his views on the staying power of traditional models and the rise of OTT platforms and their impact on programming strategy.

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