ZEE Network’s chairman Subhash Chandra will receive the 2011 International Emmy Directorate Award.

Chandra will make history as the first ever Directorate Award recipient from India. He will get the award at The International Emmy Awards Gala in New York on 21st November.

Acknowledging the award, Chandra said, “I thank the Academy for bestowing this honor on me. Our belief has always been to explore and capitalize on opportunities that arise in form of new businesses. From being India۪s first private satellite broadcast company, Zee Entertainment has spread its wings to being an international media enterprise today. As a Company our endeavor will be to build-on our good work, achieve greater heights and in-turn play an important role as pioneers, in shaping the growth & the future of the media and entertainment industry.”

“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,” said Bruce Paisner, prexy-CEO of the Intl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.