Monday, August 11, 2008

And the Awards goes to....


NDTV 24X7 has bagged the News Channel Popular – (English)award at the second News Television (NT) Awards held in Delhi today.CNN-IBN was adjudged the Numero Uno English News Channel of the yearwhile Times Now was conferred the Best News Channel Critics –(English) award.

In the Hindi news segment, Aaj Tak was honoured with the Best NewsChannel popular – (Hindi) award. Numero Uno Hindi News Channel of theyear award went to NDTV India.
Best Business news channel (Critic) award was bagged by CNBC TV18,while the Numero Uno Business Channel of the year honours were sharedby CNBC TV18, NDTV Profit and CNBC Awaaz.

TV Today Group editor-in-chief and chairman Aroon Purie was honouredwith the NT Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the TVnews industry. He received the award from NDTV chairman Prannoy Roy.

Purie said, " I love news. 24 hour news channels are the greatestinvention of recent times. It has changed the way of public discourse.India is a great country to have so many news channels as many thingskeep happening every day at every hour. It is like a Formula1 racecar, which never stops."

Purie is among the select few who have been instrumental in redefiningjournalism in India. In 1975, he founded the India Today Group, whichis now acknowledged as one of India's most diversified mediaconglomerates.

Purie's understanding of the Indian media space is reflected in thenumber of media properties he has successfully started. The TV TodayGroup has launched a pack of four news channels, with Aaj Tak as aleader in the Hindi space.

Among the luminaries who attended the glittering function at the TajPalace were MP Rajeev Shukla, BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy,former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, former test cricketer Madan Lal, B.A.GFilms and Media MD Anurradha Prasad and fashion designer Ritu Kumaramong others.

The show, anchored by Channel V veejays Lola Kutty and Juhi, sawspirited performances by A Band of Boys.

Award List: Category Awardee News Channel

1 Movico Technology Award for Business News Channel To Watch Out forin the coming year UTVi UTVi

2 Movico Technology Award for Pioneering initiatives in Digital Technology NewsX NewsX

3 Movico Technology Award for Hindi News Channel To Watch Out for inthe coming year Voice of India Voice of India

4 Best Crime Show - Hindi Criminal IBN 7

5 Best Crime Show - English India 60 Minutes (BMW Expose) NDTV 24x7

6 Best Auto Show - Hindi Chakke Pe Chakka Aaj Tak

7 Best Auto Show - English The Car & Bike Show NDTV Profit

8 Best Promo Campaign By a News Channel IBN CJ Concept CNN IBN

9 Best Promo for any News Show Aap Ka Budjet Aaj Tak

10 Best Promo for a Channel 21 Years Of Experience NDTV 24x7

11 Lifetime Contribution to Television News Aroon Purie, Chairman &Editor-in-Chief TV Today Network

12 Best Lifestyle & Fashion News Show - Hindi Zaika India Ka NDTV India

13 Best Lifestyle & Fashion News Show - English Business On Course NDTV Profit

14 Best Entertainment News Show - Hindi Jai Jawan NDTV India

15 Best Entertainment News Show – English Jai Jawan NDTV 24x7

16 Best Sports News Show - Hindi Jeet Lee Duniya NDTV India

17 Best Sports News Show – English Final Score CNN IBN

18 Best Talk Show on News Channel- Hindi Zindagi Live (Family Of Suicide Victims) IBN 7

19 Best Talk Show on News Channel- English State Of The Nation CNN IBN

20 Best Business Talk Show - Hindi Kaun Rahega Corepati CNBC Awaz

21 Best Business Talk Show - English Young Turks CNBC TV 18

22 Best Business News Programme - Hindi Stock Talk CNBC Awaz

23 Best Business News Programme - English UP South CNBC TV 18

24 Best Investigative News Report - Hindi Maya (Godmen OR Conmen) &Operation Kalank (Gujarat Riots) IBN 7 &Aaj Tak.

25 Best Investigative News Report - English (NDTV Special) BangladeshSpecial NDTV24x7

26 Best News Documentary Programme-limited Episodes - Hindi KhasKhabron Ki Khabar – Bundelkhand NDTV India.

27 Best News Documentary Programme - limited Episodes - EnglishRemembering 7/11: Let We Forget CNN IBN

28 Best Show On Environment Awareness - Hindi Shikhar Se Oonche NDTV India

29 Best Show On Environment Awareness - English A Question Of Land CNN IBN

30 Best Current Affaris Programme-Limited (Home & International) -Hindi Khas Khabron Ki Khabar – Sez NDTV India

31 Best Current Affairs Programme-limited (Home & International) -English Devil's Advocate CNN IBN

32 Best Daily Newscast – Hindi News Point NDTV India

33 Best Daily Newscast – English India 60 Minutes NDTV 24x7

34 Best-Presented Popular News Show - Hindi Khabardar NDTV India

35 Best-Presented Popular News Show - English Face The Nation (ChakDiya India Special) CNN IBN

36 Most Popular Entertainment News Show Saas Bahu aur Saazish Star News

37 Best TV News Reporter - Hindi Kamal Khan NDTV India

38 Best TV News Reporter - English Poonam Aggarwal NDTV 24x7

39 Best Sports News Show Presenter - Hindi Afshan Anjum (Jeet LeeDuniya) NDTV India

40 Best Sports News Show Presenter - English Sonali Chander (SportsUnlimited) NDTV 24x7

41 Best Entertainment News Show Host - Hindi Shekhar Suman Star News

42 Best Entertainment Critic Rajeev Masand CNN IBN

43 Best Business News Anchor - Hindi Mehraj Dubey NDTV India

44 Best Business News Anchor - English Shivnath Thukral NDTV Profit

45 Best TV News Anchor - Hindi Pankaj Pachauri NDTV India

46 The Indiantelevision.Com Editor's Special Award for Excellence as an Anchor Romana Issar Zee News

47 Best TV News Anchor - English Rajdeep Sardesai CNN IBN


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