Punit Goenka and Amit Goenka receive MIPTV’s Top Television Honor – ‘Médaille d’Honneur’
Punit Goenka and Amit Goenka, the top leaders of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) have received the highest television honor at MIPTV — the Médaille d’Honneur Award.
The award recognizes executives who have made an exceptional contribution to the international television business and who, through their talent, leadership and passion, continually drive the global TV industry forward.
Amit Goenka, CEO – International Broadcast Business, ZEEL accepted the award from Paul Zilk, Reed MIDEM’s Chief Executive on behalf of both.
Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited said “We thank Reed Midem for this honor. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this level of success without the continuous support and commitment of all our stakeholders that comprise the ZEE family. The Indian Media & Entertainment industry is going through a period of enormous change, boosted by key technology advancements and a conducive environment. As the industry witnesses a wave of digital disruption, we at ZEE are ready to lead the next phase of growth. Being content focused, we have diversified into new areas of content such as movie production, music publishing and theatre production.”
Amit Goenka, CEO-International Broadcast Business, ZEEL said, “ZEE is a major player on the global television landscape and we are honored to be recognized as the first Indian broadcaster to receive this prominent award. Today, we have gone beyond the South-Asian diaspora and are reaching out to local viewers globally. As a company our aim is to continually bring ZEE content to new audiences. Going ahead, we are focusing on Germany, APAC, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East as key markets for expansion.”
This year’s fellow awardees are: Rola Bauer, Managing Director, STUDIOCANAL TV GmbH, Germany; Ben Pyne, President Global Distribution – Disney Media Networks, USA; and Marcel Vinay, President, Comarex, Mexico.