Nancy Dubuc, previously president and GM for History and Lifetime Networks, has been appointed to the newly created position of president, entertainment and media for A+E Networks, giving her oversight of content creation, brand development and marketing for the entire A+E portfolio, as well as the company’s international and digital divisions.
With the new role, Dubuc will still report to Abbe Raven, president and CEO of A+E Networks. A&E Network president Bob DeBitetto and executive vice presidents Steve Ronson and Dan Suratt will now report to Dubuc.
“Nancy is one of the most dynamic and creative executives working in media today,” said Raven in a statement. “Having all our global brands and content creation under her purview brings a natural synergy given her track record of success.”
“A+E Networks has been my home for over a decade,” added Dubuc. “I am so proud of these brands and my A+E colleagues who are truly the best in the business. I look forward to this next chapter working with Abbe and leading the network teams to new heights, expanding our global footprint and increasing our digital content offerings.”
Dubuc began her career at A+E Networks as director of historical programming for History, moving to SVP of programming for A&E and then, in 2006, to SVP of non-fiction programming and new media content, for what was then known as A&E Television Networks. From there, she moved to lead the History brand.
Under Dubuc’s watch since 2007, History has experienced five years of unprecedented growth. According to the network, for the year to date, History stands as the number two network in U.S. cable in A25-54, and is in the top five for all U.S. cable nets in A18-49.
With Lifetime, according to A+E Networks, the net is up year-to-date 11% in adults 18-49 and up 4% in adults 25-54. Among women 18-49, Lifetime is up 17%, and up 8% in W25-54 versus year-to-date in 2011.