Gustavo and Adriana Cisneros Receive the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award for Their Generations in the Television Industry

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Cisneros, one of the leading privately held organizations in the world of media and entertainment, telecommunications and digital commerce, consumer products and services, and real estate and tourism development, is honored to announce that its Chairman, Gustavo Cisneros, and its CEO, Adriana Cisneros, were bestowed the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, an industry distinction recognizing their decades of leadership, passion and vision in the progression of television content.

As an integral part of international conference, NATPE 2015, which continues at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach until January 22nd and brings together television’s top professionals in an event that annually kicks off the season’s content market for the world, the award presentation recognizes, year after year, the contributions of the industry’s leading authorities with a tribute to Brandon Tartikoff, one of the most successful programmers in television history.

During Wednesday evening’s ceremony, which was hosted by Craig Ferguson, a number of industry dignitaries were equally recognized, including Linda Bell Blue, Executive Producer of “Entertainment Tonight” for 19 years; Jay Leno, Emmy Award-winning host of “The Tonight Show;” Jonathan Murray, Chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions and credited as the creator of the reality genre; and Ted Sarandos, who has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000.

Upon receiving the award along with his daughter, Gustavo Cisneros proudly stated: “Standing up here together accepting this award is very special in so many ways.  It is a tribute to my father Diego, who founded our company.  He had the vision 55 years ago to set us on the path to be a great media company.  I know that he would be so very proud of how far we have taken our organization.  However, this honor would not be possible without the team of talented and dedicated individuals who have worked with us, in the past and present, to make Cisneros the company it is today.  This award is for them as well.”

Cisneros recognizes the need for the industry to evolve in correlation with new social habits and cultural tendencies in order for their audiences to remain vigilant.  Throughout its eight decades of history, the organization’s success is credited to it remaining proactive and innovative, and in constant evolution.  A corporate mission inherited and embraced by Adriana Cisneros, the third generation to head the company, who highlighted how the digital media has transformed the perception of the world, opening up great opportunity for the development of creative content and innovative formats.

“Five years ago at Cisneros, we made a complete transition into the digital era with the implementation of an aggressive and comprehensive strategy that incorporates the systematic use of the latest technologies, enabling us to offer integrated solutions to our clients and audiences that entails all-inclusive content in a multitude of platforms,” she assured.