Nancy Dubuc is President and Chief Executive Officer of A+E Networks, encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™ and VICELAND™. Other business in her portfolio include Digital content and distribution, A+E Studios®, A+E Networks International, A&E Indie Films® and Consumer Products. She became A+E Networks’ third CEO in the company’s nearly 30-year history in June 2013. The company is now in over 335 million households in more than 200 territories and across a multitude of platforms.
In October 2015, Dubuc oversaw the joint venture agreement with Vice Media that launched VICELAND in February 2016 and led to a 20% stake in Vice Media Holdings, of which she is now a member of the Board of Directors.
Dubuc’s vision to expand the depth and reach of the A+E Networks’ brand has led to strategic investments in multiple multi-media platforms and technology leaders, including an ownership stake in the award-winning digital cooking brand Panna and virtual reality technology company VOKE.
Under her stewardship, the A+E Networks portfolio has more networks in top fifteen cable than any other portfolio, with HISTORY, Lifetime and A&E. It's also home to cable’s most upscale entertainment network with FYI. Some of A+E Networks’ hit shows includes HISTORY’s Vikings, Pawn Stars, Curse of Oak Island, and American Pickers; Lifetime’s UnREAL, Devious Maids, Project Runway, Dance Moms, and Bring It!; A&E’s 60 Days In, Duck Dynasty, Bates Motel, Married at First Sight and Wahlburgers; and FYI’s breakout series Tiny House Nation and Arranged. Dubuc has put the company at the forefront of building world-class sites and apps making its award-winning content available to fans and consumers across every platform.
Her strategy includes investments in the top content creators. In addition to the acceleration of A+E Studios, which produces premium scripted content like the highly-anticipated upcoming Roots, they've invested in the recent launch of Propagate, a production company founded by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens. Propagate recently announced the launch of Apple's first original series tentatively titled Planet of the Apps. Propagate joins Superb, a content company founded by Meryl Poster, former head of television for The Weinstein Company.
During her 15 year tenure at A+E Networks as producer, programmer and network executive, Dubuc has received multiple Emmy® awards and nominations. The Hollywood Reporter has annually named her one of the Top Five Most Powerful on their Power 100 Top Women in Entertainment list and Variety has consistently featured her in their annual Women’s Impact Report. Fortune has named Dubuc one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. In 2007, she received the Preserve America Presidential Award, the highest national award for historic preservation achievement, for HISTORY’s Save Our History® initiative. A graduate of Boston University, Dubuc received a Distinguished Alumni Award from their College of Communications in 2013. Dubuc currently serves on the board for the Paley Center for Media, Nantucket Film Festival and Team Rubicon, an organization for returning U.S. veterans.