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Gala host, presenters to be announced soon

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Dawn Airey, managing director of Sky Networks in the U.K., and Gary Marenzi, Paramount Intl. Television prexy, will serve as co-chairs for the 31st Intl. Emmy Awards gala, to be held Nov. 24 in New York.

In addition to the presentation of the programming awards, the Intl. TV Academy will present the Directorate Award to BBC director general Greg Dyke for achievement in broadcasting, and the Founders Award to HBO for its innovative fare.

The names of the gala host and presenters will be announced in the coming months.

“The Intl. TV Academy is very pleased to have Dawn and Gary, two international TV visionaries, as the co-chairs this year,” Intl. Acad prexy Fred Cohen said.

The Intl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a division of the National Television Academy and is the largest org of global broadcasters, with reps from 50 countries on its board.

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