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Subhash Chandra gets International Emmy Directorate Award

The media baron becomes the first Indian ever to receive this prestigious honour

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 22, 2011

Subhash Chandra, Founder of Zee TV Group, has been conferred with the 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award. He is the ever Directorate Award recipient from India. The award was presented at the 39th International Emmy Awards, which took place on Monday, November 21, 2011, in New York.

Said Chandra in his acceptance speech, “India is the cynosure of the world today and it’s a great privilege to be the first Indian recipient of this award. It really means a lot to me, Zee Group and the Indian media and entertainment industry. While there have been many representations from India in the areas of technology and retail, this puts India’s media industry on the global map and raises the profile of India.”

Richard Parsons, Citigroup Chairman and former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner, along with Emmy Award-winning actress Archie Panjabi (CBS Network’s critically acclaimed hit drama ‘The Good Wife’) presented the International Emmy Directorate Award to Chandra.

“Subhash Chandra is a one of a kind visionary, a self-made entrepreneur who made his mark on the Indian television industry by launching the first privately-owned channel in India,” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We are happy to present him with our 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award as Zee Entertainment Enterprises prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012.”

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