A+E Networks has tapped longtime executive Laura Fleury to the post of SVP, head of programming for international.
Fleury will be responsible for driving the performance and growth of A+E’s programming portfolio outside of the U.S. across History, H2, Lifetime, A&E, FYI, Blaze and Crime + Investigation. She will be tasked with managing the company’s global programming teams for developing original content, copro, scheduling and acquisition strategies. She reports to Patrick Vien, executive MD of international.
In addition, she will be provided with oversight of content sourced from A+E’s U.S. networks and will collaborate on international investments in scripted, movies, copros and original productions while also organizing programming strategies for new channel launches.
Based in New York, Fleury will work alongside programming leads for all A+E brands internationally while continuing to serve as senior advisor to A+E Networks for crime programming. She has previously developed and exec produced such series as Beyond Scared Straight and The First 48 franchise, among other projects.
Fleury has spent more than 20 years with A+E Networks, having most recently served as SVP of programming and development at LMN. She previously held roles at flagship network A&E prior to joining LMN in 2013 as head of programming and development. In this position, she oversaw all development and programming, serving as exec producer on all series and specials including Escaping Polygamy, Monster in My Family, I Love You… But I Lied, My Crazy Ex and The Secret Tapes of the O.J Simpson Case.
“Laura is a veteran TV executive whose track record for delivering ratings hits and long-running, culturally-relevant franchises will be a major asset to the international team,” said Vien in a statement. “With an eye toward making our brands more meaningful both locally and globally, her diverse acumen will be crucial for driving tailored programming strategies, market by market, and as we deepen our commitment to local production.”