Richard Plepler, Chairman & CEO of HBO to receive 2015 International Emmy Directorate Award
New York, May 20, 2015 – Richard Plepler, the Chairman & CEO of Home Box Office, Inc will receive the 2015 International Emmy® Directorate Award, on Monday, November 23, in New York City. Plepler presides over the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing HBO and Cinemax to over 127 million subscribers worldwide.
“Richard Plepler is a dynamic and visionary programmer and strategist.” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “He has masterfully navigated the bridge between old and new media, and today with HBO NOW, he has made HBO one of the preeminent companies in the OTT space. “
As Chairman and CEO Plepler is responsible for HBO’s overall management. Under Plepler’s leadership, HBO’s original productions continue to raise the bar with such innovative and critically acclaimed programming including: Girls, Veep, True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Game of Thrones. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
“This is a wonderful honor and one that is shared with all my colleagues at HBO,” said Plepler. “This is a team sport and we are blessed with one of the best teams in the industry, so, on behalf of everyone at HBO, I want to thank the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for this recognition.”
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 50 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 and International Emmy® Kids Awards Ceremonies held in New York, The International Digital Emmy®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 Academy was chartered with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and it presents The International Emmy® Awards in the following twenty categories: Arts Programming; Best Performance by an Actress; Best Performance by an Actor; Current Affairs; Comedy; Digital Program: Children & Young People; Digital Program: Fiction; Digital Program: Non-Fiction; Documentary; Drama Series; Kids: Preschool; Kids: Animation; Kids: Factual; Kids: Non-Scripted Entertainment; Kids: Series; Kids: TV Movie/Mini-Series News; Non-Scripted Entertainment; Telenovela; TV Movie/Mini-Series. For more information go to www.iemmys.tv. The International Academy also recognizes Non-English Language US primetime programming, with a new category added to the International Emmy® Awards competition in 2014.
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 122 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the popular subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand®, as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Beginning in April 2015, HBO will also offer a standalone video streaming service, HBO NOW, in the U.S. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 60 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
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