The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world’s largest and most prestigious annual awards and celebration of creative excellence in advertising and communications, honours Richard Plepler, Chief Executive Officer of HBO with the Media Person of the Year 2014 Award.
Each year, the organisers of Cannes Lions present this prestigious accolade to a prominent personality an influential figure in the development of today’s media landscape, ultimately playing an integral part in shaping the future of the global advertising and communications industry.
Richard Plepler is responsible for the overall management of the world’s most successful pay TV service, which provides the two television networks – HBO and Cinemax – to over 114 million subscribers worldwide. Universally renowned, the HBO and Cinemax services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products: HBO On Demand, Cinemax On Demand, HBO GO, MAX GO, HD feeds and multiplex channels; HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries globally.
Commenting on the award, Richard Plepler says, “I couldn’t be more honoured to accept this prestigious award on behalf of HBO,” said Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO. “HBO has always stood for excellence and quality across all levels of our business both domestically and around the world. To join such a distinguished list of honourees and their great companies is a special privilege.”
Richard Plepler will be honoured with the Media Person of the Year award on Tuesday 17 June in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.