EMILIO AZCÁRRAGA JEAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF MEXICO’S GRUPO TELEVISA TO RECEIVE 2017 INTERNATIONAL EMMY® DIRECTORATE AWARD

New York, April 25, 2017 – Emilio Azcárraga Jean, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Grupo Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish-language content provider and Mexico’s largest broadcaster and pay television provider, will receive the 2017 International Emmy® Directorate Award, on Monday, November 20, in New York City.

“Emilio Azcárraga Jean is a strategic and visionary leader- who has successfully and relentlessly navigated an increasingly competitive media landscape to grow his company’s businesses.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “This year in particular, the Academy is pleased to honor Emilio and to celebrate the major contributions of Mexico to the global television community.”

Emilio Azcárraga Jean has been at the helm of Televisa since April 1997. Under his leadership, the group has developed into a diversified and integrated media, telephone, cable and satellite pay television services company, in Mexico and across the world. Televisa distributes the content it produces through several broadcast channels in Mexico, 26 pay-tv brands in Mexico and abroad, and television networks, cable operators and over-the-top services in over 50 countries.
In January, Grupo Televisa and Univision Holdings, Inc. announced a strengthened and expanded relationship between the two companies by unifying both of their content development and production efforts. Both companies will benefit from a single, integrated focus on the Hispanic audience in the United States and the domestic Mexican audience, as well as from potential cost synergies from aligned content initiatives.

Emilio Azcárraga Jean said: “Television dissolved the borders between the US and Mexico a long time ago. Technology has allowed us to connect, to share our values and to get to know each other better as friends, partners and neighbors. Our countries are more than public policies that come and go–history brings us together and geography unites us. This recognition is proof that if we continue working to grow together, we can develop a promising shared future. On behalf of Televisa and the Spanish-speaking world that we serve, I thank the Academy for this award.”
About The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv

About Grupo Televisa
Televisa is a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and an operator of a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico. Televisa distributes the content it produces through several broadcast channels in Mexico and in over 50 countries through 26 pay-tv brands, and television networks, cable operators and over-the-top or “OTT” services. In the United States, Televisa’s audiovisual content is distributed through Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) the leading media company serving the Hispanic market. Univision broadcasts Televisa’s audiovisual content through multiple platforms in exchange for a royalty payment. In addition, Televisa has equity and warrants which upon their exercise would represent approximately 36% on a fully-diluted, as-converted basis of the equity capital in Univision Holdings, Inc., the controlling company of Univision. Televisa’s cable business offers integrated services, including video, high-speed data and voice services to residential and commercial customers as well as managed services to domestic and international carriers through five cable Multiple System Operators in Mexico. Televisa owns a majority interest in Sky, a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico, operating also in the Dominican Republic and Central America. Televisa also has interests in magazine publishing and distribution, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature-film production and distribution, and gaming.

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuitti
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WINNERS FOR INTERNATIONAL EMMY® KIDS AWARDS @MIPTV ANNOUNCED

7 Winners From 4 Countries: Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands & The United Kingdom

 

Cannes/MIPTV, April 4, 2017– The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners of the 5th International Emmy® Kids Awards at a ceremony at MIPTV, in Cannes, in partnership with Reed MIDEM.

Winning programs from Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are: Hey Duggee (Kids: Preschool); Shaun the Sheep (Kids: Animation); Horrible Histories (Kids: Factual); Ultras Sorte Kageshow(Baking in the Dark) (Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment); Kasper en de Kerstengelen(Casper and the Christmas Angels) (Kids: Series); Doodles (Kids: Digital); Peter & Wendy: Based on the Novel Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series). Complete winners’ information follows this release.

“Nothing is more vital on television than the programming kids watch every day, and the Academy is proud that the Emmy is the preeminent awards platform for kids programming,” said International Academy President, Bruce L. Paisner. “We congratulate all the winners for their outstanding achievements and for setting the high-quality standard we all expect for our kids.”

The Emmy® statues were presented on stage by an international cast of TV and digital personalities and character mascots including: American Actress & YouTuber Jenn McAllister (jennxpenn); Quebec TV Star/Producer Marc Labrèche (Le Coeur a Ses Raisons; Le Cri du Rhinoceros); German pre-school character Die Maus from WDR’s The Program with The Mouse co-presenting with actress and YouTuber Joyce Ilg from WDR’s kid’s series Arman’s Secret, Miss Supranational 2016 Srinidhi Shetty from India and British Comedian Paul Taylor (#Franglais).

Over 250 international industry executives attended the event, held at the Martinez Hotel, in Cannes, France during MIPTV.

The International Emmy® Kids Awards presenting partners are: Shaw Rocket Fund, WDR mediagroup, TV Kids, Ernst & Young and Junior@MIPTV.

2017 NOMINEES – NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

KIDS: PRESCHOOL

Hey Duggee
Studio AKA
United Kingdom

Hey Duggee is based around ‘The Squirrel Club’; run by a big friendly dog called Duggee. It’s a place where kids take part in all kinds of activities, have adventures and earn activity badges along the way. Duggee teaches the kids about being responsible, working as a team, and taking acceptable risks.
KIDS: ANIMATION

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas
Aardman Animations
United Kingdom

Shaun tricks the farmer into buying three mischievous llamas, but when things spiral out of control, Shaun is forced to take action to oust the intruders and save the farm!

KIDS: DIGITAL

Doodles
Ludo Studio / ABC3 Australia / Screen Australia / Screen Queensland
Australia

Doodles is an interactive multi-platform children’s comedy series created with its online audience. The show takes children’s drawings and ideas from all over the world and turns them into funny animated episodes. Each week, the Doodles audience interacts with the show’s creators and cast online, and together they create each episode’s all-new animated adventure. Kids and their parents snap, tag and share their doodles on the shows and the broadcaster’s website and social sites. Audiences comment on and vote for their favorite doodles helping to choose a doodle to bring to life as the lead character in its own animated adventure. That episode then premieres on ABC3, our website, doodles.com.au and all other platforms. Conceiving Doodles as digital from the outset embraces the possibilities of interactive storytelling, and gives us the opportunity to create a show that “goes where the audience is”. Doodles gives them that involvement by allowing children and their parents to participate in the making of each episode, helping them to create their very own television series.

KIDS: FACTUAL

Horrible Histories
Lion Television
United Kingdom

Horrible Histories is a British children’s sketch comedy television series. Each episode takes on a different historical period, delivering factual content through entertaining skits, TV parodies, and catchy songs.

KIDS: NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT

Ultras Sorte Kageshow (Baking in the Dark)
Danish Broadcasting Corporation
Denmark

Four children compete in baking the best tasting and best looking cake. But how will they manage when the lights suddenly gets turned off?

KIDS: SERIES

Kasper en de Kerstengelen (Casper and the Christmas Angels)
NL Film & TV / Avrotros
Netherlands

Casper wants to be an astronaut so he can travel out into deep space. But before he can do this, he has to practice and grow. After all, he is only eleven!

KIDS: TV MOVIE/MINI-SERIES

Peter & Wendy: Based on the Novel Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Headline Pictures / Juliette Films
United Kingdom

The story of Peter Pan is retold through the imagination of a chronically ill girl at modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital, the institution to which Peter Pan author, J. M. Barrie, bequeathed the rights to the book.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a membership based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies from all sectors of television including internet, mobile and technology. The Academy’s yearly schedule of events includes the prestigious International Emmy® Awards held in New York, The International Emmy® Kids Awards at MIPTV and a series of industry events such as Academy Day, The International Emmy® World Television Festival and Panels on substantive industry topics. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in television produced outside of the United States, as well as US Primetime programs produced in languages other than English, with the prestigious Emmy® Award. Currently celebrating programming across varied areas including: Arts Programming, Current Affairs, Comedy, Documentary, Drama Series, News, Non-Scripted Entertainment, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances, Kids programming and Digital. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv

ABOUT MIPTV – MIPTV is the world’s biggest TV and digital content market powering the unlimited potential of extraordinary stories. In April, professionals from across the TV and digital entertainment ecosystem gather in Cannes, France, to forge partnerships, seal distribution deals, network with their international executive peers, and attend high-level conferences and keynotes. MIPTV is also a key venue for early-stage development and financing deals, content acquisitions and programme sales. And with the MIP Digital Fronts – the premier global digital content market – empowering the new digital content era and bringing together the new online video ecosystem with the TV industry, MIPTV anticipates and shapes the future of entertainment. www.miptv.com

MEDIA CONTACTS

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Eva Obadia, Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships
Tel: 212-489-6969
eva.obadia@6058809c5b5d5.iemmys.tv

The Lippin Group
Matt Biscuitti
Tel: +1-212-986-7080
matt@lippingroup.com