TV visionary Subhash Chandra wins an Emmy

The founder of Zee Group, Subhash Chandra, received the International Emmy Directorate Award at the 39th International Emmy Awards held last Monday, November 21, in New York. 

Chandra is the first Indian in history to receive the prestigious honour. 

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"It really means a lot to me," he said. "While there have been many representations from India in the areas of technology and retail, this puts our media industry on the map."

Zee Group is the company behind Zee TV (India's first Hindi satellite channel) and Zee Aflam, the first 24-7 pan-Arab Bollywood channel for Arabic audiences. Chandra's win is an excellent achievement for the company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012. 

The International Emmys recognises excellence in television programming produced outside the US. More than 1,000 entertainment decision-makers from more than 50 countries attend the New York gala every year. This year's ceremony was hosted by the actor Jason Priestley. 

Published: November 22, 2011 04:00 AM

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