AMAURI SOARES, HEAD OF BRAZIL’S NUMBER 1
FREE-TO-AIR CHANNEL, TV GLOBO NETWORK
TO CHAIR 50TH INTERNATIONAL EMMY® AWARDS GALA
New York, September 23, 2022 – TV Globo Network Head, Amauri Soares, will serve as Gala Chair for the 50th International Emmy® Awards, which will take place on Monday, November 21, 2022 in New York City, it was announced today by International Academy President & CEO, Bruce Paisner. In his current role, Soares leads Brazil’s behemoth No.1 free-to-air TV network which reaches 99.6% of Brazilian homes.
Soares will preside over the Gala, during which the International Academy will recognize programming in fifteen program categories and as previously announced, will present Special Awards to Ava DuVernay and Miky Lee. Acclaimed Film & TV director, writer and producer Ava DuVernay will receive the International Emmy® Founders Award. Miky Lee, Vice Chairwoman of CJ Group, and founder of CJENM, Korea’s foremost film and television studio will receive the International Emmy® Directorate Award.
“Amauri has been an integral part of Globo’s news and programming divisions and overall strategic growth of the group in Brazil and around the world for 35 years.” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “He is an outstanding journalist, broadcaster and executive who has made many contributions to the International Academy, and we’re proud to have him as our 2022 Gala Chair.”
“The International Emmy® Awards is the preeminent global platform for excellence in international television.” said Soares. “It is an honor to serve as Gala Chair for this important 50th anniversary year and I am proud to say that Globo has been part of it since the beginning.”
Amauri Soares joined TV Globo in 1987 as a journalist and rapidly rose through the ranks to become Head of TV Globo’s free-to- air network in 2020, when TV Globo became part of Globo. Globo is Latin America’s largest media company reaching 100 million viewers daily. It provides audiences a complete viewing experience, which combines the ability to produce high quality content on various platforms, including TV Globo, its 26 pay TV channels, SVOD and streaming platform Globoplay and digital products, among others.
The 2022 International Emmy® Nominees will be announced late September. This year’s sponsors, to date, include, Ay Yapim, Ernst & Young, Globo, Mip, Sofitel and Variety.
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, 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, Short-Form Series, Sports Documentary, Telenovela, and TV Movie/Mini-Series, it also recognizes excellence in Performances and Kids programming. For more information, go to www.iemmys.tv.
Latin America’s largest media company, Globo, brings together free-to-air and pay TV channels, in addition to digital products and services. Its linear channels speak to more than 100 million people in Brazil every day. And, thanks to its wide network of partner affiliates that covers the entire country, it is able to be local, regional and national at the same time. In 2018 it started its digital transformation journey, becoming a mediatech company, strongly supported by technology and focused on direct relationships with consumers. It provides audiences a complete viewing experience, which combines the ability to produce high quality content with technological expertise, with distribution on various platforms, such as TV Globo, a free-to-air TV channel; its 26 pay TV channels; its SVOD and streaming platform Globoplay; and digital products: news G1; sports GE.globo; and entertainment Gshow, among others.
TV Globo broadcasts over 7,500 hours of content per year, 638 hours per month with more than 11 hours of live content every day and is present in 98.6% of the national territory through its network of 120 owned and affiliated stations. On average, 83 million people watch TV Globo daily.
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