On the heels of news that Bob DiBitetto was out as president of A+E Studios, the company has named Paul Buccieri to take over the position, Deadline.com reports.
Buccieri has been president of A&E and History, and will now be promoted to president of A+E Studios & A+E Networks Portfolio Group, the report notes.
“In his new role, Buccieri will add oversight of A+E Studios and be in charge of all business aspects for the A+E Networks’ brand portfolio, including A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI and LMN,” Deadline reports. “He will continue to handle major business negotiations for all networks.”
Buccieri will continue to report to A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc, who announced his promotion.
Said Dubuc: “The growth of A+E Studios is a major priority for us as content ownership and capabilities are vital for our future growth. With his wealth of experience successfully running ITV and the extraordinary business acumen he has displayed during his tenure at A+E, I am confident Paul will lead the team to new heights and drive strong results.”
As we reported Monday, DiBitetto, who has been A+E Networks’ president of Brand Strategy, Business Development and A+E Studios, is leaving the company.