New Head of International Programming at A+E Networks


NEW YORK: A+E Networks has elevated Laura Fleury, appointing her senior VP, head of programming for international.

Fleury will be responsible for setting A+E Networks’ international programming agenda to drive performance and growth across the company’s portfolio outside the U.S. She will oversee the global programming teams on development of original content, co-productions, scheduling and acquisition strategies. Additionally, Fleury will have oversight of content sourced from A+E’s U.S. networks and will collaborate on international investments in scripted, movies, co-productions and original productions, as well as help organize new programming strategies for new channel launches.

A veteran of the company, Fleury has been with A+E Networks for more than 20 years. She was previously appointed senior VP of programming and development of LMN in 2015, having served in the role as head of programming and development since 2013.

Patrick Vien, the executive managing director of international at A+E Networks, said, “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. 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.”

Fleury said, “I’m thrilled to expand my experience into such an important part of our business, and one that is under such strong leadership. I’m a storyteller by nature and by trade, and to be able to collaborate with talented storytellers around the world as we grow the A+E brands is a dream come true.”