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Fox bosses to receive MIPCOM honour

Dana_Walden&Gary_NewmanFox Television co-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman will be the 2015 MIPCOM personalities of the year, and both will be in Cannes in October to receive the honour.

The award has been handed out since 1989, but never been issued jointly before. It is given at a gala dinner on the Wednesday of the market.

Walden and Newman were named Chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group last year, overseeing all production and channels divisions, including the Fox broadcast network.

“Dana Walden and Gary Newman form an inspirational leadership team in the entertainment sector, having propelled Fox to global success through the quality of its creative programming, built largely on their unique relationships with top talent,” said Paul Zilk, CEO of MIPCOM organiser Reed MIDEM.

He added: “In recognition of their outstanding parallel careers and achievements, we are delighted to honour them as MIPCOM 2015 Personalities of the Year.”