After a seven-year stint at ITV Studios’ U.S. operation, Paul Buccieri, Chairman of the ITV Studios U.S. Group and ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is leaving the company to join A+E Networks where he will oversee A&E and History as president, reporting to Nancy Dubuc, President & CEO, A+E Network. Effective next year, A&E and History General Managers David McKillop and Dirk Hoogstra will now report to Buccieri.
Buccieri already was in business with A&E as ITV Studios America owns Gurney Productions, producer of the network’s flagship series Duck Dynasty. With that series’ ratings sliding, A&E as a whole has been in a need of a ratings turnaround.
“Paul and I have a longstanding professional relationship going back to our early programming days on some of A&E’s biggest hits,” Dubuc said. “He is one of those unique executives who brings both strong leadership skills and business acumen to…
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