Nancy Dubuc is President and Chief Executive Officer of A+E Networks, encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™ and VICELAND™. Other businesses in her portfolio include Digital content and distribution, A+E Studios®, A+E Networks International, A&E Indie Films® and Brand Licensing. 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 numerous multi-media platforms and technology leaders, including ownership stakes in the award-winning digital cooking brand Panna; the pay-TV streaming service TV Player; and in the virtual reality technology company VOKE - which was acquired by Intel in November 2016.
Her strategy also includes investments in the top content creators. In addition to the acceleration of A+E Studios, which produces premium scripted content like Roots and the highly-anticipated upcoming SIX, they've invested in the 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 other key storytelling-centric investments such as Superb, a content company founded by Meryl Poster, former head of television for The Weinstein Company, and The Front, a female-founded online video network and content studio.
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. Some of A+E Networks’ hit shows include HISTORY’s Vikings, Curse of Oak Island, Pawn Stars, and American Pickers; Lifetime’s UnREAL, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Little Women, and Bring It!; A&E’s 60 Days In, Leah Remini - Scientology and the Aftermath, Live PD, 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 - including HISTORY Vault™ and Lifetime Movie Club™ - making its award-winning content available to fans and consumers across every platform.
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.