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HBO Chief Richard Plepler to Receive International Emmy Award

HBO chief Richard Plepler will receive the Directorate Award at this year’s International Emmy Awards.

The award recognizes HBO’s global influence and reach in more than 150 countries worldwide. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences made special mention of the company’s pioneering move into digital-only distribution with the launch of HBO Now.

Plepler “has masterfully navigated the bridge between old and new media, and today with HBO Now, he has made HBO one of the preeminent companies in the OTT space,” said academy president-CEO Bruce Paisner.

Plepler will receive the award Nov. 23 at at the International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York.

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