New York – Richard Plepler, the Chairman & CEO of Home Box Office, Inc. will receive the 2015 International Emmy Directorate Award, on 23 November. Plepler presides over the world’s most successful pay-TV service, providing HBO and Cinemax to over 127 million subscribers worldwide.

“Richard Plepler is a dynamic and visionary programmer and strategist,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “He 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.”

As Chairman and CEO, Plepler is responsible for HBO’s overall management. Under Plepler’s leadership, HBO’s original productions continue to raise the bar with such innovative and critically acclaimed programming including: Girls, Veep, True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Game of Thrones. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.