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A+E promotes Dubuc to CEO

Nancy Dubuc has been promoted again at A+E Networks, stepping up to become president and CEO of the US cable group that includes A&E, Lifetime and History Television.

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The move comes just seven months after she was made president of media and entertainment at A+E. Before that she was president and general manager of History and Lifetime.

The company’s current CEO, Abbe Raven, has been promoted to chairman of the board. The changes are effective from June 1.

Dubuc will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, while Raven leads long-term business and revenue efforts.

Raven will report to the board, which is led by Anne Sweeney, president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, and Steven Swartz, president and chief operating officer of Hearst Corp. Dubuc will report both to Raven and the board, the company said.

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“Abbe and Nancy have enjoyed one of the most successful partnerships in our business. Together, over the last several years, they have built some of the strongest brands in media, Sweeney and Swartz said in a joint statement.

“We look forward to the company’s next chapter as Abbe becomes chairman and Nancy steps into her expanded new role as president and CEO and leads the company into the future.”

Dubuc led History Television recent move into scripted programming and its blockbuster miniseries Hatfields and McCoys, which led to the more recent series Vikings and The Bible.

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