ITV U.S. Group chairman Paul Buccieri is leaving the company to serve as president of A&E and History Channel.
Buccieri will report to A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc and will oversee all content creation, programming, brand development and marketing for A&E and History and their affiliated brands.
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A&E and History General Managers David McKillop and Dirk Hoogstra will stay on, but will now report to Buccieri.
“Paul and I have a longstanding professional relationship going back to our early programming days on some of A&E’s biggest hits. I could not be more excited that he is joining the A+E Networks family. Paul is one of those unique executives who brings both strong leadership skills and business acumen to the creative process,” said Dubuc. “He is also a brilliant strategist. As the media landscape continues to evolve, Paul will be looking at the future of our powerful brands with a macro vision.”
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Buccieri served as chairman of ITV Studios U.S. Group and ITV Studios Global Entertainment for the U.K. media company, 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.
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In the role, he supervised the productions of group companies Gurney Productions (“Duck Dynasty”), High Noon Entertainment (“Cake Boss”), Thinkfactory Media (“Hatfields & McCoys”), DiGa Vision (“Teen Wolf”) and Leftfield Entertainment, which includes Leftfield Pictures (“Pawn Stars”), Sirens Media (“The Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment. The Group also includes Tomorrow Studios, a scripted joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios.
Previously, Buccieri served as president of Programming, Production and Development at Fox Twentieth Television. Before that, he was an Executive Producer at Endemol, USA.