Simon Cowell to receive Int'l Emmy

He will accept the honor at 38th annual gala Nov. 22 in NYC

NEW YORK -- Simon Cowell will receive this year's International Emmy Founders Award.

"Simon Cowell is an entrepreneur and performer in equal measure," said International Academy president and CEO Bruce Paisner. "He has built an international empire and in so doing has changed the face of television around the world."

Cowell will accept the honor at the 38th International Emmy Awards gala on Nov. 22 in New York.