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NT Awards honours TV news industry

NEW DELHI: The year gone by, 2010, was by no means an easy one for media persons who had to face newer challenges such as the Commonwealth Games coverage and its aftermath, and the exposes into the large number of scams.


The News Television Awards instituted by Indiantelevision.com, therefore, were all the more well-deserved because they were selected by juries comprising peers of the staffers of various television news channels.


Presented at a glittering evening at the resplendent Convention Hall of Hotel Ashok in the capital, the awards were received amidst a cheers and huge ovation – even as there was a serious moment when all stood in silence to rue the fact a child dies almost every seventeen seconds in this country because of reasons ranging from diseases to malnutrition.


The popularity of the awards – which were the first to be introduced four years earlier for television news channels – is also evident of the fact that awards were given not just in English and Hindi, but also for news channels in Telugu and Marathi. And with over a hundred awards in 32 categories, the NT Awards have become the widest ranging awards in the television news industry.


Rajdeep Sardesai (CNN IBN) and Deepak Chaurasia (Star News) took home the best TV news presenter of the year awards in English and Hindi. Karan Thapar took away two awards for his current affairs show Devil’s Advocate (CNN IBN), while Vinod Dua also received an award for primetime news cast on NDTV India.
  
     
  Parimal Kumar of NDTV India got the TV news reporter award, while Siddharth Sharma of Star News got the news anchor award. Rajiv Masand of CNN IBN and Siddharth Hussain of Star News got the entertainment critic awards.


Some of the shows that won awards include NDTV 24x7’s The Big Fight which got two awards for public debate and news show, Headlines Today’s Ground Zero (Best Presented Popular News Show); CNN IBN’s Face the Nation (Popular News Show); IBN7’s Zindagi Live (News Talk Show) on child sex abuse; CNBC Awaaz’s Tech Guru (Technology Based Show); and Aman ka Pul on NDTV India (current affairs programmes).


Among the awards given to English news channels, CNN-IBN received 19, while NDTV 24x7 received five, followed by three for CNBC-TV 18 and two each for Bloomberg UTV and Headlines Today.


In Hindi, NDTV India received 10 awards followed Star News (9), three by CNBC Awaaz and TV Today group (one each for Aajtak, Delhi Aajtak, and Tez), two each for IBN7 and TV9 Mumbai and one for P7 news channel.


10 awards in Marathi went to IBN Lokmat, followed by four to Zee24 Taas and three to Star Majha.


In Telugu, TV9 Telugu and Mahaa TV got seven awards each, followed by HMTV (five), Sakshi TV (four), Vanitha TV (three), and TV5 (one).


The categories included almost everything from auto shows to business programmes, anchors to presenters and reporters, talk shows to investigative shows, crime shows to promotional, entertainment news to entertainment features, and documentaries. There was a special prize this year for the best news content by a news channel on the internet, and also awards for the best social and environmental programmes, apart from lifestyle, fashion and technology awards.


The award ceremony, presented by Kavita Kaushik and Manish Paul, saw glitterati of personalities giving away the awards. These included former Minister of State for the Ministry of External Affairs Shashi Tharoor and wife Sunanda Pushkar, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao; Central Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, dancers Raja Reddy with Radha and Kausalya, Sonal Man Singh, and Shovana Narayan; singer Penaz Masani; Indiantelevision.com founder CEO and Editor-in-Chief Anil Wanvari, Anoop Wanvari, Roop Sharma who represents the Cable Operators Federation of India, artist Madhu Jain, Kanwar Sandhu of ‘Day and Night’ TV, golfer Neelam Rudy, TV host and food critic Rashmi Uday Singh, activist Jaya Jaitley, Kapil Arora of Ernst and Young, and designer Ritu Kumar among others.


The function was interspersed with good hearted fun of news presentation, mostly touching upon the way news channels deal with corruption and scams.





















































































































































NT AWARDS WINNERS 2011 - ENGLISH

SR.NO

AWARD CATEGORY

WINNERS

PROGRAMMING AWARDS

1
Investigative News ReportMCI Scam Report-CNN IBN

2
Investigative FeatureSit Team - Honour Killers inUniform - Headline Today

3
Daily Prime TimE News CastHT Ques Journo Ethics - Headline Today

4
News Documentary - Limited EpisodesSecret Lives Accidental Artists NDTV 24*7

5
Current Affair Programme  ( Home & International)Devil‘s Advocate - CNN IBN

6
Current Affair Feature30 Min The Ghost of Ayodhya - CNN IBN

7
News Talk ShowThe Big Fight - NDTV 24*7

8
Lifestyle & Fashion News ShowLiving it up - CNN IBN

9
Crime Show30Min on Death Row - CNN IBN

10
Auto ShowOverdrive - CNBC TV 18

11
Entertainment News ShowNow S howing - CNN IBN

12
Entertainment FeatureThe Sharukhis of veinna - NDTV 24*7

13
Business News ProgrammeB - School Budget NDTV 24*7

14
Business FeatureAXE The TAX - CNN IBN

15
Business Talk Show Rate The Budget - CNN IBN

16
Sports News ShowThe Big Cricket Debate - CNN IBN

17
Sports FeaturesIndian Sports Legend Awards - CNN IBN

18
Best Presented Popular News ShowFace The Nation - CNN IBN

19
Show on Social Environment Awareness/Social Development CampaignReal Heroes - CNN IBN

20
Public Debate ShowThe Big Fight - CNNIBN

21
Technology Based ShowIndia 360 Special - Big Bang 2 CNN IBN

22
Live Telecast Show (Stock Market)Today‘s Bet - Bloomberg UTV
PERSONALITY AWARDS

1
TV News Presenter India At 9 - Rajdeep Sardesai - CNN IBN 

2
TV News ReporterAyodhya & CWG Coverage - Bhupendra Chaubey - CNN IBN

3
TV News AnchorDevil‘s Advocate & The Last World - Karan Thapar - CNN IBN

4
Business News AnchorLondon Eye, Morning Call , NSE Closing Bell Udayan Mukherjee CNBC TV 18

5
Sports News Show PresenterThe Big Battel in Cricket -  Nikhil Naz - NDTV 24*7

6
Entertainment CriticsRajiv Mansad - CNN IBN

7
Young TV Journalist (Below 24 Years of Age)Priyali Sur - CNN IBN
PROMO AWARDS

1
Promo Campaign by a News ChannelStoryboard Piyush Pandey Episode Promo - CNBC TV 18

2
Promo for ChannelBloomberg TV Channel - Earth Day Promo - Bloomberg UTV

















































































































































NT AWARDS WINNERS 2011 - HINDI

SR.NO

AWARD CATEGORY

WINNERS
PROGRAMMING AWARDS

1
Investigative News ReportYeh Paani Bimar Kar Dega - Star News

2
Investigative FeatureGangajal - Star News

3
Daily Prime TimE News CastVinod Dua Live - NDTV India

4
News Documentary - Limited EpisodesDaswi Tasvir - Star News

5
Current Affair Programme  ( Home & International)Aman Ka Pul - NDTV India

6
Current Affair FeatureRavish Ki Report - Kapasheda - NDTV India

7
News Talk ShowZindagi Live: Child Sexual Abuse - IBN 7

8
Lifestyle & Fashion News ShowAman Ka Zaika - NDTV India

9
Crime ShowVaardat - Vaardi Ka Khoon - Aaj Tak

10
Auto ShowSpeed - P7 News

11
Entertainment News ShowBheja Fry - P7 News

12
Entertainment FeatureJai Jawan - Salman Khan - NDTV India

13
Business News ProgrammeGeneral Budget 2010 _ Star News

14
Business FeatureAwaaz Entreprenur - CNBC AWAAZ

15
Business Talk Show Mehngai Ka Postmorterm - Star News

16
Sports News ShowWah Cricket - Star News

17
Sports FeaturesCWG Special - Ab Dili Door Nahi - NDTV India

18
Best Presented Popular News ShowViraat Special - Samandar Ka Sikander - NDTV India

19
Show on Social Environment Awareness/Social Development CampaignShakha 9 - TV9 Mumbai

20
Public Debate ShowHum Log - INDTV India

21
Technology Based ShowTech Guru- CNBC AWAAZ

22
Live Telecast Show (Stock Market)Phela Sauda - CNBC AWAAZ
PERSONALITY AWARDS

1
TV News Presenter Deepak Chaurasia - Star News

2
TV News ReporterParimal Kumar - NDTV India

3
TV News AnchorSiddarth Sharma - Star News

4
Sports News Show PresenterCWG Special - Afshan Anjum - NDTV India

5
Entertainment CriticsSiddarth Hussaiin - Star News 

6
Young TV Journalist (Below 24 Years of Age)Urveshi Sanat Khona - Khoon ka dhanda - TV9 Mumbai
PROMO AWARDS

1
Promo Campaign by a News ChannelBudget campaign promo - IBN 7

2
Promo for ChannelRaskshabandhan promo - Dilli Aaj Tak 






























































































NT AWARDS WINNERS 2011 - MARATHI

SR.NO

AWARD CATEGORY

WINNERS
PROGRAMMING AWARDS

1
Investigative News ReportJNPT - Toll Naka - IBN Lokmat

2
Investigative FeatureSpl - Kalima Manus Kila - IBN Lokmat

3
Daily Prime TimE News CastPrime Time @ 9 - IBN Lokmat

4
News Documentary - Limited EpisodesReportage - Abhal Pel Tana - IBN Lokmat

5
Current Affair Programme  ( Home & International)Around The World - Zee 24 Taas

6
News Talk ShowStar Majha Vishesh - Star Majha

7
Lifestyle & Fashion News ShowLagnasarai - Zee 24 Taas

8
Entertainment News ShowDhen-Ta-Dhen - Star Majha

9
Entertainment FeatureChaufer Bharat - IBN Lokmat

10
Sports News ShowKhel Majha _ Saina Nehwal - Star Majha

11
Sports FeaturesKhelasathi Sare Kahi - IBN Lokmat

12
Best Presented Popular News ShowPrime Time @ 9 - IBN Lokmat

13
Show on Social Environment Awareness/Social Development CampaignGarja Maharashtra - Bhatke Vimukta - IBN Lokmat
PERSONALITY AWARDS

1
TV News ReporterHemant Birje - Zee 24 Taas

2
TV News AnchorMudulha Joshi Zee 24 Taas
PROMO AWARDS

1
Promo Campaign by a News Channel IBN Lokmat - Ganeshostsav (Whistle Promo ,text formation and clay animation

2
Promo a  Channel IBN Lokmat - Aajacha Sawaal (IBN Lokmat)






































































































































NT AWARDS WINNERS 2011 -TELGU
SR.NOAWARD CATEGORYWINNERS
PROGRAMMING AWARDS

1
Investigative News ReportKalkipuranam - Mahaa TV 

2
Investigative FeatureK - Company - Mahaa TV

3
Daily Prime TimE News Cast10 PM News - TV 9 Telegu

4
News Documentary - Limited EpisodesPrajapaksham - TV 9 Telegu

5
Current Affair Programme  ( Home & International)Mandutunna Manchu Kashmir - HMTV

6
Current Affair Feature30 Minutes - TV 9 Telegu

7
News Talk ShowCLP Utkanta - Koun Banega CM - HMTV

8
Lifestyle & Fashion News ShowChanging Trends - Vanitha TV

9
Crime ShowBlack Magic - TV 9 Telegu

10
Auto ShowHotwheels - TV 9 Telegu

11
Entertainment News ShowDing Dong - Sakshi TV

12
Entertainment FeaturePagale Vennela - Mahaa TV 

13
Business News ProgrammeAndhra Bank Basmasurudu - Mahaa TV

14
Business Talk Show Captain Tho Kaasepu - TV5

15
Sports News ShowGame - Sakshi TV

16
Sports FeaturesYuganiki Ikkadu - Sakshi TV

17
Best Presented Popular News ShowCome On India - HMTV

18
Show on Social Environment Awareness/Social Development CampaignRepati Ashalu - Vanitha TV

19
Public Debate ShowChetana - TV 9 Telegu

20
Live Telecast Show (Stock Market)Morning Markets - HMTV
PERSONALITY AWARDS

1
TV News Presenter Poludasu Kiran Kumar - HMTV

2
TV News ReporterRamesh Yellanki - Mahaa TV

3
TV News AnchorSowjanya - Mahaa TV

4
Business News AnchorShyam Heerekar - Sakshi TV 

5
Young TV Journalist (Below 24 Years of Age)S Chaitanyakumar Reddy - TV 9 Telgu
PROMO AWARDS

1
Promo Campaign by a News ChannelPuttani Papa Thalliki Utharam- Bruna Hatyalu - Vanitha TV

2
Promo for ChannelPromo Dance -  Mahaa TV

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