President & Chairman, A+E Networks® Group
Paul Buccieri is President & Chairman of A+E Networks Group, home to some of the most powerful brands in media including A&E®, Lifetime®, The HISTORY® Channel, LMN™, FYI™ and Vice TV. A+E Networks’ content reaches more than 335 million households in over 200 territories in 41 languages. Paul oversees all aspects of the company, including Programming, Ad Sales, Distribution, Marketing, the People Team, Communications and Global Content Sales (GCS) a cross-platform, emerging media division responsible for watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD products, including Lifetime Movie Club® and HISTORY Vault®; and podcasts such as History This Week™. GCS also includes A+E International, with branded channels around the world; a content sales division and co-production entity. In addition, Paul leads a scripted production division, A+E Studios™; unscripted production studios, Six West Media™ and Category 6™ media; as well as A+E Consumer Products™ which encompasses experiential/branded live events such as HISTORYTalks™; Alien Con™ and an E-commerce division. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst.
Previously, Buccieri served as President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group where he was responsible for all business aspects across A+E Networks’ entire brand portfolio; and he oversaw A+E Studios.
Buccieri joined A+E Networks in 2015 as President, A&E and The HISTORY® Channel, overseeing all content creation, programming, brand development and marketing for A&E and The HISTORY® Channel and their affiliated brands. Some of A+E Networks’ hit shows Buccieri has overseen include The HISTORY® Channel’s Vikings, Alone, Curse of Oak Island, Forged in Fire and American Pickers; and A&E’s The First 48, 60 Days In, and Emmy award-winning series such as Intervention.
Buccieri is one of the leading television industry executives with extensive experience in worldwide production, distribution, syndication and digital, both in scripted and non-scripted programming across a wide range of genres. He has a proven track record of driving forward both creative and commercial growth and implementing innovative business models.
Prior to A+E Networks, Buccieri served as Chairman, ITV Studios U.S. Group & ITV Studios Global Entertainment for the UK media company ITV, where he was responsible for building one of the largest independent content producers in the United States. He also led ITV’s international television distribution and consumer products business.
The ITV Studios U.S. Group is comprised of ITV Studios’ flagship U.S. production company, ITV Studios America, and such acquired businesses as Gurney Productions, High Noon Entertainment, Thinkfactory Media, DiGa Vision and Leftfield Entertainment. which is made up of Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment. The Group also includes Tomorrow Studios, which is a scripted joint venture studio between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios.
Prior to joining ITV, Buccieri was President of Programming, Production and Development at Fox Twentieth Television. Before that, he was an Executive Producer at Endemol, USA.
On a personal note, Buccieri enjoys training for triathlons and was honored to compete in the 2017 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, for which he raised funds for the American Cancer Society. Through partnerships with Feeding America and Caleb and Calder Sloan’s Awesome Foundation, he helps facilitate food drives in Connecticut.
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