President, A+E Networks® Group
Paul Buccieri is President of A+E Networks Group, encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, Lifetime Movies, FYI™ and VICELAND®. Other businesses in his portfolio include digital content and distribution; A+E Networks International; the company’s award-winning scripted division, A+E Studios®; unscripted division, A+E Originals™; award-winning Indie film entity, A&E Indie Films®; digital storytelling hub, 45th & Dean™; Brand Licensing and Experiences. Buccieri became A+E Networks Group’s fourth President in the company’s 35-year history in July 2018. The company is now in over 335 million households in more than 200 territories and across a multitude of platforms.
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 oversaw A+E Studios.
Buccieri joined A+E Networks in 2015 as President, A&E and HISTORY, overseeing all content creation, programming, brand development and marketing for A&E and HISTORY and their affiliated brands. Some of A+E Networks’ hit shows Buccieri has overseen include HISTORY’s Vikings, Curse of Oak Island, Forged in Fire and American Pickers; and A&E’s Live PD, 60 Days In, and Emmy award-winning hits Leah Remini – Scientology and the Aftermathand 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’ successful flagship U.S. production company, ITV Studios America, and the acquired businesses of Gurney Productions (Duck Dynasty), High Noon Entertainment (Cake Boss), Thinkfactory Media (Hatfields & McCoys), DiGa Vision (Teen Wolf) and Leftfield Entertainment, which is made up of Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars), Sirens Media (Real Housewives of New Jersey), 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.