Hold on to your hats for this one, because it gets a little confusing.
Nancy Dubuc, the new CEO of A&E Networks, has wasted little time restructuring things. As she wants to increase the scripted and unscripted efforts at the company's networks, she has shuffled management around in a way to (hopefully) maximize everyone's efforts.
BOb DeBitetto, the former A&E and Bio honcho, has been named as president of brand strategy and business development at A&E Studios.
Meanwhile Dirk Hoogstra, David McKilliop and Rob Sharenow were all elevated to the position of executive vice president and general manger at History/H2, A&E and Lifetime, respectively.
Jana Bennett was announced as a new addition to A&E Networks, as she will become the new president of Bio and LMN.
"These are the people who have led their teams to some of the biggest successes on television over the last two years, including Hatfields & McCoys, The Bible, Vikings, Duck Dynasty, Bates Motel, Storage Wars, Dance Moms, Client List and Steel Magnolias. I have had the honor to work with Bob, David, Rob and Dirk for a many years, and am thrilled that we are continuing this journey together, Dubuc said today.
"They have been a collective Tour de Force across our networks with an extraordinary track record. I am extremely pleased that we are entrusting them to take our flagship brands into the next phase of our success. I am also thrilled that Bob will be overseeing A+E Studios – leading the charge for original content, working with evolving models and shaping the future of our company across all platforms. And I couldn’t be more excited that Jana is joining A+E Networks. She is an experienced industry veteran who knows how to build and grow brands and create long-running franchises. I am looking forward to her success in this new role," she added.
Do these changes appeal to you at all?