Contact: Michele SchofieldRegion: SE Asia

Title: SVP Programming and Production, A+E networks Asia
Genre: General Entertainment, Factual
Region: SE Asia

About Channel

A+E Networks™ Asia is owned by the award-winning, global media content company, A+E Networks™, which is dedicated to offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software.  A+E Networks Asia is comprised of Lifetime®, HISTORY®, FYI™ (formerly bio.®), H2™ and Crime & Investigation™. A+E Networks Asia operates and distributes its portfolio in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Fiji, Macau, Taiwan, Mongolia, Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.  

Programme Interests

Looking For

When considering original production commissions or co-production opportunities, A+E Networks Asia requires a level of Asian content and relevance. We consider factual (for HISTORY, CI and fyi) as well as general entertainment/reality (for Lifetime), that feature real-life characters as well information-driven series and specials in the factual space.  We are open to localizing successful, proven formats for Lifetime (our GE channel). Series around food, travel and lifestyle space are of interest, while short-running series or specials featuring real crime stories from Asia are also commissioned.

Watch Commissioner Overview

Watch Commissioner Showreel

Read Commissioner Brief


Michele Schofield is Senior Vice President, Programming & Production for A+E Networks Asia, based in Singapore. 


Schofield oversees the program scheduling, acquisitions and original productions for Lifetime®, HISTORY®, fyi® (formerly Bio.), H2™ and Crime + Investigation Network®(CI), across a regional footprint of South East Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.  


Prior to joining A+E Networks Asia in 2007, Schofield worked in Hong Kong for Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, where she headed the program scheduling, commissioning and acquisitions for the company’s Asia Pacific networks, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Pogo.  She joined the company in 2002 as Program Manager for Cartoon Network Australia/New Zealand, based in Sydney, before her move to Hong Kong in 2004.  Prior to joining Turner, Schofield held positions with Paramount Pictures, Discovery Networks, and various film and television productions in Los Angeles. 

Schofield is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production from Queensland University of Technology.