Aaj Tak, CNN-IBN, NDTV, Times Now bag top honours at NT Awards

NEW DELHI: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 year while 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. Numero Uno Hindi News Channel of the year 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 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. 24 hour news channels are the greatest invention of recent times. It has 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 is among the select few who have 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.

Purie‘s understanding of the Indian media space is reflected in the number of media properties he has successfully started. 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 glittering function at the Taj Palace were MP Rajeev Shukla, BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, former test cricketer Madan Lal, B.A.G 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:


Most Popular English News Channel

NDTV 24x7

NDTV 24x7


Most Popular Hindi News Channel

Aaj TakAaj Tak

Numero Uno English News Channel




Numero Uno Hindi News Channel

NDTV India

NDTV India

5Numero Uno Business News ChannelCNBC-TV18, NDTV Profit, CNBC Awaaz
CNBC-TV18, NDTV Profit, CNBC Awaaz

Best News Channel (Critics’ Choice) – English

Times Now

Times Now

7Best News Channel (Critics’ Choice) – Hindi
8Best News Channel (Critics’ Choice) – Business



9Best TV News Anchor - EnglishRajdeep Sardesai
10Best TV News Anchor - HindiPankaj Pachauri
NDTV India
11Best Business News Anchor - EnglishShivnath ThukralNDTV Profit
12Best Business News Anchor - HindiMehraj DubeyNDTV India
13Best Entertainment CriticRajeev MasandCNN IBN
14Best Entertainment News Show Host - HindiShekhar SumanStar News
15Best Sports News Show Presenter - EnglishSonali Chander (Sports Unlimited) NDTV 24x7
16Best Sports News Show Presenter - HindiAfshan Anjum (Jeet Lee Duniya)NDTV India
17Best TV News Reporter - EnglishPoonam AggarwalNDTV 24x7
18Best TV News Reporter - HindiKamal KhanNDTV India
19The Indiantelevision.Com Editor‘s Special Award for Excellence as an Anchor
Romana IssarZee News
20Best Crime Show - HindiCriminal
21Best Crime Show - EnglishIndia 60 Minutes (BMW Expose)NDTV 24x7
22Best Auto Show - HindiChakke Pe ChakkaAaj Tak
23Best Auto Show - EnglishThe Car & Bike ShowNDTV Profit
24Best Promo Campaign By a News ChannelIBN CJ ConceptCNN IBN
25Best Promo for any News ShowAap Ka BudjetAaj Tak
26Best Promo for a Channel21 Years Of ExperienceNDTV 24x7
27Lifetime Contribution to Television NewsAroon Purie, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
TV Today Network
28Best Lifestyle & Fashion News Show - HindiZaika India KaNDTV India
29Best Lifestyle & Fashion News Show - EnglishBusiness On CourseNDTV Profit
30Best Entertainment News Show - HindiJai JawanNDTV India
31Best Entertainment News Show – EnglishJai JawanNDTV 24x7
32Best Sports News Show - HindiJeet Lee DuniyaNDTV India
33Best Sports News Show – EnglishFinal Score
34Best Talk Show on News Channel- Hindi
Zindagi Live (Family Of Suicide Victims)
35Best Talk Show on News Channel- EnglishState Of The NationCNN IBN
36Best Business Talk Show - HindiKaun Rahega CorepatiCNBC Awaz
37Best Business Talk Show - EnglishYoung TurksCNBC TV 18
38Best Business News Programme - HindiStock TalkCNBC Awaz
39Best Business News Programme - EnglishUP SouthCNBC TV 18
40Best Investigative News Report - HindiMaya (Godmen OR Conmen) & Operation Kalank (Gujarat Riots)

IBN 7 &
Aaj Tak
41Best Investigative News Report - English(NDTV Special) Bangladesh SpecialNDTV24x7
42Best News Documentary Programme-limited Episodes - HindiKhas Khabron Ki Khabar – BundelkhandNDTV India
43Best News Documentary Programme - limited Episodes - EnglishRemembering 7/11: Let We ForgetCNN IBN
44Best Show On Environment Awareness - HindiShikhar Se OoncheNDTV India
45Best Show On Environment Awareness - EnglishA Question Of LandCNN IBN
46Best Current Affaris Programme-Limited (Home & International) - HindiKhas Khabron Ki Khabar – SezNDTV India
47Best Current Affairs Programme-limited (Home & International) - EnglishDevil‘s AdvocateCNN IBN
48Best Daily Newscast – HindiNews PointNDTV India
49Best Daily Newscast – EnglishIndia 60 MinutesNDTV 24x7
50Best-Presented Popular News Show - HindiKhabardarNDTV India
51Best-Presented Popular News Show - EnglishFace The Nation (Chak Diya India Special)CNN IBN
52Most Popular Entertainment News ShowSaas Bahu aur Saazish Star News
53Movico Technology Award for Business News Channel To Watch Out for in the coming yearUTViUTVi
54Movico Technology Award for Pioneering initiatives in Digital Technology
55Movico Technology Award for Hindi News Channel To Watch Out for in the coming year
Voice of IndiaVoice of India

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