A+E Networks has promoted Liz Soriano to senior VP, international programming.
In her new role she will oversee 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. This includes activities related to product knowledge advisement, programming and scheduling strategies, and innovative content models and packaging. In addition, she is responsible for the management of A+E’s global program inventory and driving strategies that optimize content for distribution and licensing opportunities on any platform.
Commenting on the appointment, A+E Networks president, global licensing and international Steve MacDonald, to whom Soriano will report, said: “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 MacDonald. “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”.
Soriano is a 30-year veteran in the industry and first joined A+E in 1996. Most recently she held the role 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, from product knowledge experts to a full-fledged content strategy and management operation.
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.