Roberto Irineu Marinho to Receive 2014 International Emmy® Directorate Award



New York, July 30th, 2014 – Roberto Irineu Marinho, the Chairman & CEO of Globo Group of Companies­­­­­­-Brazil’s leading media and entertainment conglomerate-will receive the 2014 International Emmy® Directorate Award. Marinho will accept the Emmy, in New York, on November 24th-as TV Globo kicks off its 50th anniversary celebrations at the International Emmy Awards Gala.
“Roberto Irinheu Marinho is a pillar of Globo’s success. He has spearheaded the group’s national and global footprint while pursuing his family’s strong commitment to quality journalism and social responsibility for many years, the last ten as Chairman and CEO,” said Bruce Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “The Academy looks forward to recognizing his outstanding leadership with our 2014 International Emmy Directorate Award, the same award we presented to his father over thirty years ago.”
“I take this Special Award as a recognition of the work of each and every person who transformed television into a national passion in Brazil, and also as a great source of pride, as it takes our culture beyond our borders. It was an endeavor started by my father, who received such homage in 1983, and I feel overjoyed that I have been able to continue his vision and determination alongside my brothers, and to empower the bravery of those who bring Brazilian talent to the screen,” said Roberto Irineu Marinho.    

As previously announced the Academy will also present its International Emmy Founders Award to Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men.
The Globo Media Group, owned by the Marinho family, began its story in 1925 when Irineu Marinho founded the daily newspaper O Globo. The group expansion was headed by Roberto Marinho, who founded Globo TV in 1965. Roberto Irineu Marinho began his career at O Globo in 1983, where he served in a variety of assignments. Over this period, the group has also expanded its activities to pay television network stations, newspapers, magazines, record label, radio stations and a prominent presence on the internet.  He was appointed as chairman and CEO of the conglomerate in August 2003, counting on the performance of brothers João Roberto and Jose Roberto, vice-presidents of the organization.

In Brazil, Globo TV presently reaches 99.5% of potential viewers, practically the entire Brazilian population, with 122 broadcasting stations – 117 of which affiliates – that deliver programming to 98.44% of its municipalities and over 183 million Brazilians. The network produces  telenovelas, miniseries, sitcoms, shows, broadcasts sport events and journalism, counting with Projac – the largest complex of studios in Latin America ­- to produce 90% of what is broadcast during prime time. Globo TV is responsible for the 20 most-watched TV programs of Brazilian television. For over 30 years, the company has distributed programs to more than 130 countries. Its catalog is licensed to over 50 countries and translated into 24 different languages, reaching an average audience of 100 million viewers worldwide every day. Globo has won 10 Emmy International Awards for its journalism, telenovelas and TV series.

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 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 The International Academy also recognizes US primetime programming produced 50% or more in non-English languages, with a new category added to the 2014 International Emmy® Awards competition.

About Globo Group of Companies 
The Globo Media Group is a 100% Brazilian media conglomerate that has the mission to inform, educate and entertain, distributing quality content that betters the lives of individuals and communities. On free-to-air TV, Globo operates with a programming that reaches 99% of the national territory and 99.5% of Brazilian population. Abroad, Globo TV international channel is broadcast for 116 countries via satellite, cable and IPTV The group is also present in the segment of pay television via the programmer Globosat, which has among its channels the sport channel SporTV, the national and international news channel Globo News, the entertainment channels GNT and Multishow, the kids channel Gloob and the variety channel Viva, which brings telenovelas, sitcoms, comedy and variety shows previously broadcast on television. As parts of the organization are the Editora Globo, which publishes 17 magazines, besides Globo Livros, and the Infoglobo, which gathers the daily newspapers O Globo, one of the most read and respected of the country, Extra and Expresso. Moreover, the organization participates in the company Valor Econômico S.A, the editor of Valor Econômico newspaper. The record label Som Livre is also part of the group, as well as Sistema Globo de Rádio, which combines CBN and Rádio Globo, among others. On the internet market, is a portal of information, entertainment and sports. Still on the web, the Globo Organization has ZAP: a portal of classified ads of real estate, products, services and professional hiring.


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