(L-R) Award honorees: Nicolas de Tavernost, Chairman of the Board of the French Groupe M6; Masao Takiyama, Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Television Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan; Armando Nunez Sr., a renowned former executive at ITC/PolyGram and 20th Century Fox; Sophie Turner Laing, Managing Director, Content, BSkyB; Armando Nunez, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Global Distribution Group; and Jan Mojto, CEO of Beta Film

Cannes, France – MIPTV last night honoured six renowned international television executives with the inaugural MIPTV Médaille d’Honneur Awards, recognising their outstanding contributions to the international television business and leading roles in developing the global TV community. The awards were presented by Reed MIDEM CEO, Paul Zilk, during the MIPTV 50th Anniversary Gala dinner at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes.

Masao Takiyama, Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, one of the evening’s honorees, tells TV ASIA Plus it is a great privilege to be given the inaugural MIPTV Médaille d’Honneur award.