ZEE Network founder Subhash Chandra has won the 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award.
Mr Chandra made history by becoming the first ever Directorate Award recipient from India. The award was presented at 39th International Emmy Awards, which took place on Monday 21st November at the Hilton New York in New York City.
���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 look forward to presenting him with our 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award as ZEE Entertainment Enterprises prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary, in 2012.�
Remarked Mr. Chandra, ���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.� He added, ���While there have been many representations from India in the areas of technology and retail, this puts India�۪s media industry on the map and raises the profile of India with regards to its media and content.�
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 Mr. Chandra during The International Emmy Awards Gala.