CNN wins best channel at ATF '06; NDTV takes best news award

MUMBAI: In the recent 11th Asian Television Awards held in Singapore, CNN and NDTV 24X7 have scooped various awards for India.

CNN in the Asia Pacific region won Cable and Satellite Channel of the Year, CNN Today was selected as the Best news program, Kristie Lu Stout won the Best news presenter or anchor award, while Stan Grant won for Best current affairs presenter and also for Rising from the Ruins in the Best news/current affairs special category, asserts an official release.

Commenting on the win CNN International's senior vice president Rena Golden said, "To take home the prestigious Cable and Satellite Channel of the Year award on top of four other honours is simply a brilliant achievement and testament to our world class on-air and behind-the-scenes teams across the Asia Pacific region."

CNN International managing director Chris Cramer added, "This success is particularly sweet when you consider the proliferation of competition and the fact that these awards are voted for by our peers. Twenty one years after we launched, we continue to lead by example."

NDTV 24X7 won The Best News Programme for Waves of Destruction, a runner-up for Best Single News Story/Report for Bihar Floods – Forces of Nature, a runner-up for Best Live Event Coverage for Blast in Srinagar Transport Office and a runner-up for Best News/Current Affairs Special for Inside Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

Barkha Dutt was a runner-up for The Nation Tonight and Nidhi Razdan for The X-Factor in the Best News Presenter or Anchor category.

Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd's Zoom TV India won the Best Entertainment Programme award for Dangerous.

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