November 26 2019
GMA First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R. Abacan was once again among the roster of esteemed jurors in the Final Round of Judging for one of the categories at the 47th International Emmy Awards in New York City.
Abacan, who not only represented GMA Network, but also the Philippines, previously participated as a juror in several categories since 2007.
The International Emmy Awards, which is considered as the Oscars of the TV industry, is an annual event organized by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It is a membership-based organization comprised of leading media and entertainment figures from all sectors of television including Internet, mobile and technology. This year’s International Emmy World Television Festival took place last November 23 and 24, while the black-tie ceremony was held on November 25 at the Hilton New York Hotel.
Abacan is instrumental for GMA to become the pioneer in introducing Koreanovelas, Lakorn, Turkish and Indian series in the country. He also leads and oversees all program acquisition initiatives from foreign producers. Undoubtedly, with his vast expertise in TV programming, the GMA executive continues to be chosen by the Academy's Emmy Committee as part of the panel of jurors in determining the most outstanding television programs produced around the globe.