Emmy Gala Dinner Co-Chairs announced

MUMBAI: FremantleMedia's Catherine Mackay and CBS Broadcast International's Armando Nu?ez Jr, have been named as the Dinner Co-Chairs for this year's International Emmy Awards Gala, which will take place on 22 November in New York.

Mackay is FremantleMedia's regional CEO for the US, Australasia and Asia and the CEO of FremantleMedia Enterprises. Nu?ez Jr. is the president of CBS Broadcast International and executive VP of CBS Enterprises.

"Their participation will significantly add to this distinctive evening where we will honour the best in global television programming produced outside of the United States," Bruce Paisner, the president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, has been quoted as saying.

Nominees for the International Emmys will be announced at MIPCOM on October 4.

Nu?ez Jr., after his appointment, said, "Together we aim to elevate the profile of the International Emmy Awards and promise everyone a fantastic event in New York City on November 22." Mackay added, "I hope to use this opportunity to further the goal of supporting and encouraging excellence in programming produced around the world."

In addition to the International Emmys, the event will feature the presentation of three special awards. The International Emmy Directorate Award will be given to Herbert Kloiber, the managing director of the Tele-München Group. MTV International will receive the International Emmy Founders Award. Bill Roedy, the president of MTV Networks International, will accept the award on behalf of MTV.

Len Mauger, veteran Channel 9 broadcaster, will receive the Ted Cott Award for his dedication to the Academy

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