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ZEE’s Punit Goenka and Amit Goenka awarded MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur

MUMBAI: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) managing director and CEO Punit Goenka and his younger brother Amit Goenka, who is CEO of the Zee group’s international broadcast business, will be awarded MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur.

They will be the first Indians to receive the coveted Médailles d’Honneur.

The award will be given in a ceremony taking place in Cannes, France on 6 April.

Punit GoenkaThe prestigious MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur are awarded to senior executives who have, through their talent, leadership, and passion, made a significant contribution to the world of television and to the development of the international TV community.

Punit took charge as MD & CEO in 2008 and since then, he has been extremely successful in enhancing ZEEL’s performance and keeping the company at the forefront of the TV business in India.

Amit GoenkaAmit took over as the group’s CEO of international broadcast business late last year, and is responsible for spearheading ZEE’s foreign expansion. Today, ZEE is available in 169 countries and reaches over 959 million viewers worldwide.

“For many years, Zee Entertainment has been at the heart of the Indian presence at MIPTV and MIPCOM, and the company’s leaders, Punit and Amit, are among the most respected chief executives in the global TV industry. As the group has developed across the international market, one understands and appreciates ZEE’s corporate philosophy ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World Is My Family’, said Laurine Garaude, director of Reed MIDEM’s TV division.

Three other distinguished TV industry leaders will receive Médailles d’Honneur in Cannes: Rola Bauer, managing director, StudioCanal TV GmbH, Germany; Ben Pyne, president Global Distribution – Disney Media Networks, USA; and Marcel Vinay, president, Comarex, Mexico.

Commenting on the award, Punit said, “Receiving such an honour from MIPTV is as much a personal recognition as it is a tribute to our highly creative and dedicated teams across the globe at ZEEL.”

“It is a great honour and privilege for us to receive this prestigious award and to be named amongst such a stellar group of luminaries from the global media and entertainment industry;” Amit said.

MIPTV 2016 will welcome 60 Indian TV delegates among over 11,000 leading television executives attending the event from around the world.