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A+E Networks ups Liz Soriano to SVP, international programming

A+E Networks has promoted long-time veteran Liz Soriano to senior vice president of international programming. Soriano moves up from her role as VP of international programming. Soriano’s new remit will have her overseeing the entirety ...
January 18, 2021

A+E Networks has promoted long-time veteran Liz Soriano to senior vice president of international programming. Soriano moves up from her role as VP of international programming.

Soriano’s new remit will have her overseeing the entirety of A+E’s global programming services to its linear and digital channel brands and content sales clients around the globe, which includes more than 250 territories. Aside from product knowledge advisement, programming and scheduling strategies, she will be responsible for A+E’s global program inventory as well as optimizing content for distribution and licensing opportunities across all platforms.

“Liz is an incredibly accomplished entertainment executive who has demonstrated her acute business and creative acumen to help build A+E Networks into a world-class provider of engaging content, and further grow the company into a top creator of global IP,” said Steve MacDonald, president of global licensing and international, to whom she reports. “With Liz’s keen eye on the pulse of our industry and innate ability to design efficient delivery systems that supply our global pipeline, we are excited about the prospect for even greater growth under her continued guidance.”

Soriano is a seasoned veteran and began her career at A+E in 1996 where she worked on the Biography series for History. More recently, she launched the Lifetime Movie Network channel in Australia and partnered with History U.S. on Hiroshima: 75 Years Later, an international co-production with Hulu Japan.

Soriano was also a major force in the expansion of A+E’s global footprint with the launches of Crime + Investigation Italy, Blaze Iberia, Lifetime Latin America, and History and Lifetime South Korea. She also partnered on factual co-productions for the international market, including the documentary series Damian Lewis: Spy Wars.

Soriano also currently serves as a member of A+E Networks’ Multicultural Advisory Council and Employee Resource Group Advisory Council.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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