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NDTV & Network 18 win top 'NT' honours; Aroon Purie gets Lifetime Achievement

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NEW DELHI:The NDTV and Network 18 groups bagged top honours at the Second annual Indian News Television Awards held in New Delhi on Saturday, August 9, 2008.

Conceptualised and executed by IndianTelevision.com, the top honours were as follows:

In the English news segment: NDTV 24X7 won the News Channel Popular - (English) on the basis of TAM viewership ratings, CNN-IBN was the Numero Uno English News Channel of the year on the basis of maximum number of awards won in the news category and TIMES NOW was conferred the Best News Channel Critics - (English) award.

In the Hindi news segment, AAJ TAK was honoured with the Best News Channel popular - (Hindi) award while the Numero Uno Hindi News Channel of the year award went to NDTV INDIA.

In the Business news channels segment, Best Business news channel (Critic) award was bagged by CNBC TV18, while the Numero Uno Business Channel of the year honours were shared by CNBC TV18, NDTV Profit and CNBC Awaaz.

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

Purie said, "I love news. Twenty-four-hour news channels are the greatest invention of recent times. They have changed the way of public discourse. India is a great country to have so many news channels as many things keep happening every day at every hour. It is like a Formula1 race car, which never stops."

Purie has been instrumental in redefining journalism in India. In 1975, he founded the India Today Group, which is now acknowledged as one of India's most diversified media conglomerates. The TV Today Group has launched a pack of four news channels, with Aaj Tak as a leader in the Hindi space.

Among the luminaries who attended the function at the Taj Palace hotel were MP Rajeev Shukla, BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, former Test cricketer Madan Lal, BAG Films and Media MD Anurradha Prasad and fashion designer Ritu Kumar among others.

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

Award List:

Sr.no. Category Awardee News Channel
1
Most Popular English News Channel

NDTV 24x7

NDTV 24x7

2
Most Popular Hindi News Channel

Aaj Tak Aaj Tak
3
Numero Uno English News Channel

CNN-IBN

CNN-IBN

4
Numero Uno Hindi News Channel

NDTV India

NDTV India

5 Numero Uno Business News Channel CNBC-TV18, NDTV Profit, CNBC Awaaz
CNBC-TV18, NDTV Profit, CNBC Awaaz
6
Best News Channel (Critics’ Choice) – English

Times Now

Times Now

7 Best News Channel (Critics’ Choice) – Hindi

8 Best News Channel (Critics’ Choice) – Business
CNBC-TV18

CNBC-TV18

9 Best TV News Anchor - English Rajdeep Sardesai
CNN IBN
10 Best TV News Anchor - Hindi Pankaj Pachauri
NDTV India
11 Best Business News Anchor - English Shivnath Thukral NDTV Profit
12 Best Business News Anchor - Hindi Mehraj Dubey NDTV India
13 Best Entertainment Critic Rajeev Masand CNN IBN
14 Best Entertainment News Show Host - Hindi Shekhar Suman Star News
15 Best Sports News Show Presenter - English Sonali Chander (Sports Unlimited) NDTV 24x7
16 Best Sports News Show Presenter - Hindi Afshan Anjum (Jeet Lee Duniya) NDTV India
17 Best TV News Reporter - English Poonam Aggarwal NDTV 24x7
18 Best TV News Reporter - Hindi Kamal Khan NDTV India
19 The Indiantelevision.Com Editor's Special Award for Excellence as an Anchor
Romana Issar Zee News
20 Best Crime Show - Hindi Criminal
IBN 7
21 Best Crime Show - English India 60 Minutes (BMW Expose) NDTV 24x7
22 Best Auto Show - Hindi Chakke Pe Chakka Aaj Tak
23 Best Auto Show - English The Car & Bike Show NDTV Profit
24 Best Promo Campaign By a News Channel IBN CJ Concept CNN IBN
25 Best Promo for any News Show Aap Ka Budjet Aaj Tak
26 Best Promo for a Channel 21 Years Of Experience NDTV 24x7
27 Lifetime Contribution to Television News Aroon Purie, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
TV Today Network
28 Best Lifestyle & Fashion News Show - Hindi Zaika India Ka NDTV India
29 Best Lifestyle & Fashion News Show - English Business On Course NDTV Profit
30 Best Entertainment News Show - Hindi Jai Jawan NDTV India
31 Best Entertainment News Show – English Jai Jawan NDTV 24x7
32 Best Sports News Show - Hindi Jeet Lee Duniya NDTV India
33 Best Sports News Show – English Final Score
CNN IBN
34 Best Talk Show on News Channel- Hindi
Zindagi Live (Family Of Suicide Victims)
IBN 7
35 Best Talk Show on News Channel- English State Of The Nation CNN IBN
36 Best Business Talk Show - Hindi Kaun Rahega Corepati CNBC Awaz
37 Best Business Talk Show - English Young Turks CNBC TV 18
38 Best Business News Programme - Hindi Stock Talk CNBC Awaz
39 Best Business News Programme - English UP South CNBC TV 18
40 Best Investigative News Report - Hindi Maya (Godmen OR Conmen) & Operation Kalank (Gujarat Riots)

IBN 7 &
Aaj Tak
41 Best Investigative News Report - English (NDTV Special) Bangladesh Special NDTV24x7
42 Best News Documentary Programme-limited Episodes - Hindi Khas Khabron Ki Khabar – Bundelkhand NDTV India
43 Best News Documentary Programme - limited Episodes - English Remembering 7/11: Let We Forget CNN IBN
44 Best Show On Environment Awareness - Hindi Shikhar Se Oonche NDTV India
45 Best Show On Environment Awareness - English A Question Of Land CNN IBN
46 Best Current Affaris Programme-Limited (Home & International) - Hindi Khas Khabron Ki Khabar – Sez NDTV India
47 Best Current Affairs Programme-limited (Home & International) - English Devil's Advocate CNN IBN
48 Best Daily Newscast – Hindi News Point NDTV India
49 Best Daily Newscast – English India 60 Minutes NDTV 24x7
50 Best-Presented Popular News Show - Hindi Khabardar NDTV India
51 Best-Presented Popular News Show - English Face The Nation (Chak Diya India Special) CNN IBN
52 Most Popular Entertainment News Show Saas Bahu aur Saazish Star News
53 Best News Channel Website
IBN Live.com CNN IBN
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54 Movico Technology Award for Business News Channel To Watch Out for in the coming year UTVi UTVi
55 Movico Technology Award for Pioneering initiatives in Digital Technology
NewsX
NewsX
56 Movico Technology Award for Hindi News Channel To Watch Out for in the coming year Voice of India Voice of India

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