PARIS– Marion Edwards, prexy of intl. TV at 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, Konstantin Ernst, CEO of Channel One Russia, TV and film producer, Herbert G. Kloiber, chairman and owner of Tele München Group and Tim Worner, CEO of Seven West Media, are set to receive the MipTV Medaille d’Honneur Award at the upcoming Cannes-set confab.
The Medaille d’Honneur was launched in 2013 on the occasion of MipTV’s 50th anniversary and is awarded to senior international execs who have made a significant contribution to the TV biz and the development of the international TV community.
Edwards oversees the licensing of all content produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Fox21, FX Production and Fox Television Studios to international premium pay, basic pay, and networks worldwide. Edwards also launched the international format division which has produced successful local versions of “Modern Family” (Chile & Israel), “Prison Break” (Russia) and “24” (India) and is developing the Chinese adaptation of “Glee” which is about to go into production.
Ernst has headed Channel One Russia, the country’s leading broadcaster, since 1995 . He has launched various hit international and local TV formats and shows, including “Survivor,” “Dance With The Stars,” “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and “The Voice”. He has also produced such B.O. successes as “The Turkish Gambit,” “Night Watch,” “Day Watch” and the Oscar-nominated “My Love.”
Kloiber acquired Tele Munchen in 1977 and developed the company’s production operation into a fully-integrated media corp which now controls one of Europe’s largest TV and film libraries.Tele Munchen is a shareholder in the German nets TELE 5 and RTL II, and ATV and ATV II in Austria.
Worner became CEO of Seven West Media, Australia’s top multi-platform media company, in July 2013. The shingle also owns the top-rated TV network, Seven Television. He was appointed director of programming and production in 2002 and CEO of Seven Network Television in 2011.
“It is a real privilege and honour to recognize these four outstanding industry figures who have hugely contributed to international programming and whose talent, passion and leadership continually drive the global TV industry forward,” said Laurine Garaude, director of Reed Midem’s TV Division.
Medaille d’Honneur awards will be presented by Reed Midem CEO Paul Zilk during a gala dinner on April 9 at the Carlton.
MipTV will take place April 7-10.