Ajit Pai, the first Indian American to chair the FCC, will receive the Zee Entertainment National Leadership Award.
That is coming at a Capitol Hill reception July 13.
Zee TV produces Hindi programming for a worldwide audience (172 countries).
“Chairman Pai’s intellect, objectivity and commitment to the law make him the obvious choice for this inaugural award,” said Sameer Targe, CEO of ZEE TV Americas.
While it is the first National Leadership Award, Zee plans to make it an annual event.
The award is given to "individuals who have made great strides in promoting excellence in public communications, advancing free market solutions, and encouraging creativity, integrity and growth."
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.