MIPCube, the two-day high-level networking and live learning experience on the future of TV ahead of MIPTV launches the first-ever international Media Architect of the Future Award to honour an industry figure who has helped define the new TV landscape, embracing innovation and creativity to take the super media to its next level of consumer engagement.
The first recipient of this award is Roma Khanna, President Television Group and Digital at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM). Reed MIDEM will present the award during a Visionary talk on day two of MIPCube on Saturday, March 31.
“We are proud to be honouring Roma Khanna at MIPCube. She is one of the key architects of the future, helping the TV industry embrace innovation, unleash its creativity and deliver a better consumer experience.” said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division. “MIPCube will bring together all the architects shaping the ever-changing world of television in all its forms, including key industry executives, the most innovative figures in the digital sphere, as well as from interactive media, advertising, social media and visionary producers.”
”My goal in this industry has always been to work in roles that allow me to cross between both current and future media, while focusing on innovation and growth. As a studio, MGM shares this goal and is focused on remaining a nimble and creative company, while building upon a great legacy,” said Roma Khanna, President Television Group and Digital, MGM. ”On both the personal and professional front, I am honored to be receiving the inaugural Media Architect of the Future Award at MIPCube as it signifies to me, that we are on the right path.”
Since her appointment at MGM in June 2011, Roma Khanna has been charged with developing strategies to grow the business globally, while developing new, creative content and managing the MGM library, including the James Bond series of films. Roma Khanna oversees all television development and production, global sales and acquisitions, distribution and licensing, and content creation and digital initiatives for MGM television worldwide.
A pioneer in digital content, Roma Khanna was CEO and co-founder of Snap Media in 1999 after she left Sony Music. The company quickly became a leading interactive digital media company, and was one of the first companies to produce original content for the global social networking sites for teens, degrassi.tv, which pre-dated Facebook.
Roma joined CHUM Limited in 2003, where as Vice President Interactive, she headed CHUM’s industry-leading Interactive division, responsible for the strategy and operations of all new media and cross-platform content initiatives for CHUM’s 66 television and radio stations.
In 2007, Roma Khanna joined NBC Universal as President of Universal Networks International and Digital Initiatives, where she oversaw and developed a portfolio of more than 70 channels including Syfy and 13th Street.
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