Press release from A+E Networks, March 18, 2015:
A+E Networks®, an industry leader in creating award winning content, has elevated two key programming executives to new roles within the A+E Networks portfolio. Elaine Frontain Bryant has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E® Network; and Paul Cabana has been elevated to Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY® and H2. The announcement was made jointly by Robert Sharenow, Executive Vice President & General Manager, A&E and Lifetime; and Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President & General Manager, HISTORY and H2.
Mr. Cabana will report to Mr. Hoogstra and Ms. Frontain Bryant will report to Mr. Sharenow.
“Elaine and Paul are visionary creative executives who over the past few years have been vital to the success of A+E Networks,” said Sharenow and Hoogstra. “They’re both exceptional leaders with strong ties to the creative community who will be developing the next generation of brand-defining hits across multiple platforms for A&E, HISTORY and H2.”
Ms. Frontain Bryant, previously Senior Vice President, Development & Programming, HISTORY, rejoins A&E a brand she helped grow from 2005-2013. While she held the position of Senior Vice President Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming for A&E, she was responsible for overseeing such hits as Duck Dynasty (cable’s No. 1 non-fiction series), Storage Wars and Shipping Wars. While at HISTORY she oversaw such popular series as The Curse of Oak Island, Gangland Undercover; and the development of scripted fair, including Texas Rising and Sons of Liberty.
Previously Mr. Cabana was Senior Vice President and Head of Programming for H2, a role he held since 2012. Under his leadership, H2 grew more than double and become the number one emerging ad-supported cable network, featuring such series as America Unearthed, Brad Meltzer’s Lost History and America’s Book of Secrets. Cabana also helped drive revenue growth, with sales revenue more than tripling since H2’s launch. Prior to H2, Cabana was Senior Executive Producer for History. Projects he oversaw include the Emmy-nominated event series The World Wars, The Men Who Built America and Mankind as well as How the States Got Their Shapes and Top Shot.