NT Awards honours TV news industry

  NEW DELHI: It was certainly a night of nights, particularly for those who make news about others. For a change, news was being made about them, and another page in the history of Indian news television was being written.

The Convention Hall of Ashoka Hotel, the venue of the Third News Television Awards, was filled with capacity. And as each name was called out to receive an award, the large ovation and whistling showed the representation of each news channel at the show.

Rajdeep Sardesai (CNN IBN) took home the best TV news anchor of the year (English) award while Deepak Chaurasia (Star News) won the best TV news reporter of the year (Hindi) prize. The award for the business news anchor of the year went to Udayan Mukherjee (CNBC TV18), while Punya Prasoon Bajpai (Zee News) was the best TV news presenter.

Some of the shows that won awards include NDTV 24x7’s The Buck Stops Here (Current Affairs Programme), The Big Fight (Public Debate Show of the Year) and We the People (News Talk Show); Headlines Today’s Ground Zero (Best Presented Popular News Show); CNN IBN’s Devil’s Advocate (News Talk Show); IBN7’s Zindagi Live (News Talk Show); CNBC Awaaz’s Tax Guru (Business Talk Show of the Year) and Tech Guru (Technology Based Show); and NDTV India’s Jai Jawan (Entertainment News Show).  
  Awards were presented in 26 categories to Hindi, Telugu and English news channels and it was clear from the ovation that the jury had chosen wisely. Incidentally, for the first time, a regional language – Telugu – had been chosen to receive the awards in different categories, apart from Hindi and English, particularly keeping in view the phenomenal growth in the number of Telugu news channels over the last two years.

The Telugu news channel TV 9 was also awarded the’s ‘Hall of Fame’ recognition.

Explaining the process of selection, founder and Editor-in-Chief Anil Wanvari said that over 700 entries had been received and juries had sat in Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi to finalise the awards. This year’s jury included senior persons from the news channels and peers were involved in the selection process. Ernst and Young tabulated the awards.

A galaxy of personalities presented the awards, including Dr Karan Singh, Uganda High Commissioner Nimisha Madhvani, former IPS officer Maxwell Pereira and former cricket personalities Surinder Khanna, Kirti Azad, and Atul Wasan.

The show was telecast live on P7 News.

The detailed list of awards is appended herewith:

CategoryName of the WinnerChannel
Best Investigative News Report Centre Stage - Dal ScamHeadlines Today
Crime Show30 Minutes On Honor KillingsCNN IBN
Current Affairs ProgrammeThe Buck Stops HereNDTV 24x7
Best Presented Popular News ShowIndia Decides @ 9NDTV 24x7
Best Presented Popular News Show (Joint Winner)Ground ZeroHeadlines Today
News Talk ShowWe The PeopleNDTV 24x7
News Talk Show (Joint Winner)Devil‘s AdvocateCNN IBN
Daily Prime Time News CastIndia Business HourCNBC - TV 18
Business News Programme of the Year30 minutes on Diamonds not ForeverCNN IBN
Business Talk Show of the YearThe Game ChangersNDTV 24 X 7
Live Telecast Show (Stock Market)Budget 2009NDTV Profit
Sports News Show of the Year30 Minutes Boys In The BubbleCNN IBN
Show on Environment Awareness / Social Development CampaignBeginning of the EndHeadlines Today
Public Debate Show of the YearThe Big FightNDTV 24 X 7
News Documentry Programme30 Minutes on Encounter Killings in ManipurCNN IBN
Technology Based ShowTech ToyzCNBC TV 18
Entertainment News ShowJai JawanNDTV 24 X 7
Lifestyle & Fashion News ShowLiving It UpCNN IBN
Auto ShowOverdriveCNBC - TV18
Promo for a Channel NDTV 24 x 7
Promo for a Channel (Joint Winner) Headlines Today
Promo Campaign by a News Channel NDTV 24 X 7
TV News PresenterSuhasini HaidarCNN IBN
TV News Reporter of the YearKarma PaljorCNN IBN
TV News Anchor of the YearRajdeep SardesaiCNN IBN
Young TV Journalist of the YearArunoday MukherjeeCNN IBN
Business News Anchor of the YearUdayan MukherjeeCNBC TV - 18
Sports News Presenter of the YearGaurav KalraCNN IBN
Entertainment Critic of the YearRajeev MasandCNN IBN

CategoryName of the WinnerChannel
Best Investigative News Report NaregaIBN 7
Crime ShowFIR - Real SlumdogNDTV India
Current Affairs ProgrammeSpecial Report - NDTV In Taliban (Umashankar Singh)NDTV India
Best Presented Popular News ShowStar KhabarStar News
News Talk ShowZindagi Live - Victims Of 84 RiotsIBN 7
Daily Prime Time News CastPrime 9Sahara Samay
Daily Prime Time News Cast (Joint Winner)Aaj ki BaatStar News
Business News Programme of the YearBudget Ka Reality showAaj Tak
Business Talk Show of the YearTax GuruCNBC Awaaz
Live Telecast Show (Stock Market)Commodity CallCNBC Awaaz
Sports News Show of the YearPrann - Documentary on sachinStar News
Show on Environment Awareness / Social Development CampaignHunger In IndiaNDTV India
Public Debate Show of the YearSuno Aur ChunoZee News
News Documentry ProgrammeTank No 610 - Bhopal Gas TragedyStar News
Technology Based ShowTech GuruCNBC Awaaz
Entertainment News ShowJai JawanNDTV India
Entertainment News Show (Joint Winner)Visual Effect in Bollywood - Yeh Jdoo Filmy HaiStar News
Lifestyle & Fashion News ShowZaika India KaNDTV India
Auto ShowNano launchAaj Tak
Promo for a Channel Aaj Tak
Promo Campaign by a News Channel Aaj Tak
TV News PresenterPunya Prasoon BajpaiZee News
TV News Reporter of the YearDeepak ChaurasiaStar News
TV News Anchor of the YearNidhi KulpatiNDTV India
Young TV Journalist of the YearParimal KumarNDTV India
Business News Anchor of the YearPradeep PandyaCNBC Awaaz
Sports News Presenter of the YearAfshan AnjumNDTV India
Entertainment Critic of the YearVijay Dinesh VashishthaNDTV India

Category CodeCategoryName of the WinnerChannel
PR 1 TInvestigative News ReportInvestigative News ReportABN Andhra Jyothy
PR 2 TDaily Prime Time NewscastNews At 10 PMTV 9
PR 3 TNews Documentary Programme - Limited episodes 1947 - The Story of PartitionMahaa TV
PR 4 TCurrent Affairs Programme (Home & International) Zee Special - TappevaridhiZee 24 Gantalu
PR 5 TNews Talk ShowBig Story - Youth Participation In Congress PartyZee 24 Gantalu
PR 6 TLifestyle & Fashion News ShowBe A Star ShowTV 9
PR 7 TCrime ShowLife & Death - KappatrallaMahaa TV
PR 8 TAuto ShowRideMahaa TV
PR 9 TEntertainment News ShowPanchavtaramTV 9
PR 10 TBusiness News Programme420 CompaniesMahaa TV
PR 11 TBusiness Talk Show of the year  
PR 12 TSports News Show of the yearSports NewsTV 9
PR 13 TBest-Presented Popular News ShowEncounterTV 9
PR 14 TShow on Environment Awareness I Social Development CampaignMahanadiSakshi T.V.
PR 15 TPublic Debate ShowNaveenaTV 9
PR 16 TTechnology based showGadget GuruTV 9
PR 17 TLive Telecast Show (Stock Market)Money Business - Mood of the MurathMahaa TV
PE 1 TTV News Presenter of the year Devi NagavalliTV 9 News
PE 2 TTV News Reporter of the year M.N.V. PrasadTV 9 News
PE 3 TTV News Anchor of the yearV. RajnikanthTV 9 News
PE 4 TBusiness News Anchor of the year  
PE 5 TSport News Show Presenter of the year  
PE 6 TEntertainment Critic of the year  
PE 7 TYoung TV Journalist of the year (Below 28 years of age)A. RamyaTV 9 News
PO 1 TPromo Campaign by a News ChannelMahaa TVMahaa TV
PO 2 TPromo for ChannelMahaa TVMahaa TV

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