A+E Networks has promoted Liz Soriano to SVP, international programming, overseeing all of A+E’s global programming services to its linear and digital channel brands and content sales clients in more than 250 territories around the world.
Soriano’s remit includes activities related to product knowledge advice, programming and scheduling strategies, and content models and packaging. She is also responsible for the management of A+E’s global programme inventory and strategies that optimise content for distribution and licensing opportunities on any platform.
Soriano launched the Lifetime Movie Network channel in Australia in September and recently partnered with History U.S. on Hiroshima: 75 Years Later, an international co-production with Hulu Japan.
A 30-year veteran in the industry, she most recently held the role of VP, international programming, after many years of supporting A+E’s channels in the Americas, APAC, and EMEA, guiding the global content sales team on the company’s programme pipeline, and evolving the international programming team.
Soriano was also a key player in the expansion of the A+E brand footprint with the launches of Crime + Investigation Italy, Blaze Iberia, Lifetime Latin America, and History and Lifetime South Korea, involved in the development of enterprise-wide systems and tools for A+E’s global businesses, and has partnered on factual co-productions for the international market.
“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, global licensing and international, to whom Soriano 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.”
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