The Television Academy said A+E Networks will receive the academy’s 2015 Governors Award in recognition of corporate social responsibility programs. The award will be presented during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, Sept. 12.
“For over 30 years, A+E Networks has had an unwavering commitment to the communities we serve. It is a great honor for our Corporate Outreach initiatives to be recognized by the Television Academy with its Governors Award,” Nancy Dubuc, CEO of A+E Networks, said in a release. “Television is a powerful medium and we are proud to be able to use our networks and platforms to shine a light on important social issues."
The academy cited significant, pro-social initiatives have tied in with programming, and partnerships with such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, March of Dimes, NAACP, Stand Up to Cancer and Team Rubicon. A&E’s Intervention Town Hall Meetings, Lifetime’s Broad Focus, History’s Thank a Veteran at Work and Take A Veteran to School have joined with corporate and government leaders, including the White House, to impact the lives of as many people as possible through major public service initiatives. A+E public-service campaigns have advanced causes including drug and alcohol addiction and recovery; women and girls’ empowerment; breast cancer research and advocacy; preservation of our country’s historic sites; and the critical issues facing veterans and military families.
The Governors Award recipient is chosen by the Television Academy’s board of governors and bestowed upon an individual, company, organization or project for outstanding cumulative or singular achievement in the television industry. Past recipients include Walter Cronkite, Bob Hope, American Idol Gives Back, It Gets Better Project and more.
The 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be executive produced by Bob Bain and an edited version will be broadcast Saturday, Sept.19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FXX. They also will be streamed in their entirety on Emmys.com, Yahoo.com and FOX.com at noon PT/3 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 20, before Yahoo’s Emmy preshow and the “second screen experience” Backstage LIVE! program, produced in tandem with the Emmy telecast on Fox.