In her new post, reporting to Patrick Vien, executive MD, International, she will be responsible for setting A+E Networks’ international programming vision to drive performance and growth across the company’s portfolio outside the US, which includes History, H2, Lifetime, A&E Network, FYI, Blaze and Crime + Investigation.
She will oversee the global programming teams on development of original content, co-productions, scheduling and acquisition strategies with the objective to increase cultural relevance around A+E’s brands worldwide. In addition, she will have oversight of content sourced from A+E’s US networks and will collaborate on international investments in scripted, movies, co-productions and original productions, as well as, help organise new programming strategies for new channel launches. Fleury will oversee a New York-based programming team and work closely with the programming leads for all A+E brands internationally. She will continue to serve as a senior advisor to A+E networks for crime programming.
Commenting on the appointment, Vien 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 added: “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.”
Fleury has been with A+E Networks for over 20 years. She was previously appointed senior VP, programming & development of LMN in 2015, having served in the role as head of programming & development since 2013.