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Indian Telly Awards Technical Nite hits new high

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MUMBAI: They were the real stars at the Sixth Indian Telly Awards Technical Nite. The production teams that sweat it out to set new standards of technical quality, the marketing whizkids and ad sales teams that work quietly behind the scenes to build up the channel and the brands around it, the programmers who brainstorm over endless cups of coffee to hit upon that one single bright idea that will get the audience to sit up and take notice.

Indiantelevision.com, along with its partners Zee Network, Aaj Tak, CNN IBN, IBN 7, Times Now, Zee Cinema, Radio City, Bright Advertising, Rajasthan Patrika and Mid Day, Fun Cinema, CMCG India, Tellychakkar.com and AnimationXpress.com, dedicated the event to recognize and laud the efforts of all those individuals, teams and channels who made television a viewing pleasure in the past year.

The awards event was a sparkling affair held at the St Andrew's Auditorium in Bandra.

In Indiantelevision founder and CEO Anil Wanvari's words, "This is really what television is all about and it gives me great pride and satisfaction that we at Indian television have had the opportunity, for the sixth year running, to acknowledge and reward all the great work that this vibrant industry is delivering. Happy Viewing!"

As for the winners, here's how the story unfolded:

BEST CHANNELS

The kid's entertainment space is getting more competitive by the day but Hungama TV managed to keep the little one's hooked and bagged the Best Kid's channel. Channel [V] won the best music channel award, while HBO was awarded the best English movie channel. CNBC TV18 maintained its numero uno position in the business news channel segment once again.

The Big Idea award went to CNN IBN's 'Citizen Journalist', an initiative that has allowed viewers to be part of breaking news. The best interactive show award was bagged by Cellcast's Bid2Win while the Cable operator/ MSO (Multi Systems Operator of the year went to Hathway Cable and Datacom Pvt Ltd.

PROGRAMMING AWARDS



Current Affairs Programme

Jessica's Fight For Justice NDTV 24 X 7



Business Programme

Business Baazigar

25 FPS

Zee TV



Music Programme

Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Zee TV



Non-fiction Programme on Entertainment Channel

The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Dwitiya

Endemol India / Star One



Non Fiction Programme On News Channel

Red Corridor

CNN IBN



TV Documentary

Missing In Action

CNN IBN



Edutainment / Science / Knowledge Based Show

India Innovates

NDTV Profit



News Show

Witness - Vidarbha Farmers : Suicide Tourism?

NDTV 24 X 7



Entertainment News Show

Gustakhi Maaf

NDTV India



Lifestyle & Fashion Show

Maximum Style

Multimedia Communications / Zoom



Talk Show on a News Channel

State Of The Nation

CNN IBN



Talk Show on an Entertainment Channel

Lola T[V]

Channel [V]



Cookery Show

The Foodie

TIMES NOW



Sports News Show

Love Of Cricket

CNN IBN



TECHNICAL AWARDS



Special/Visual Effects for Television

Tilak Shetty

J Bole To Jadoo

Graphiti Multimedia



Art Direction (Set Designing)

Omung Kumar Bhandula

Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan

Sagar Films Pvt Ltd



Art Direction (Game show / Talk Show/ Reality Show/ Events)

Omung Kumar Bhandula

Kenstar Max

Stardust Awards



Videography (Best TV Cameraman)

Alok Upadhyay

Detective Omkar Nath

DON Sphere Origins



Videography (Best TV Cameraman) - News & Documentary

Manvendra Gautam

Special Report -Saving the Congo

New Delhi Television Ltd



Costumes for a TV Programme

Nisha Sagar, Tara Desai, Neerushaa

Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan

Sagar Films Pvt Ltd



TV Show Packaging (Fiction)

Kohinoor

Sahara One

Cinevistaas Ltd



TV Show Packaging (Non Fiction)

Klub Zee Cinema

Zee Cinema



TV Channel Packaging (Including Channel Ids & Generic Promos)

Bhoot Rap

Toon Disney/Jetix The Walt Disney Co.(India) Pvt Ltd



Editor (Fiction)

Manish Mistry

Bombay Talking

UTV



Editor (Non Fiction)

Jatin Gupta India Matters

The Last Run

New Delhi Television Ltd



Background Music for a TV Programme

Prem Joshua

The Maharaja Of Jodhpur - The Legacy Lives on..

Aim Television Pvt Ltd



TV Lyricist

Javed Akhtar

Haath Se Haath Milaa

BBC World Service Trust



Music Director

Shankar, Ehsaan & Loy

Haath Se Haath Milaa

BBC World Service Trust



Title Singer for a TV Show

Sonu Nigam & Shreya Ghoshal

Haath Se Haath Milaa

BBC World Service Trust



Director (Soap & Drama)

Ajai Sinha

Astitva - Ek Prem Kahani

Ananda Films & Tele Comm Pvt Ltd

Director (Sitcom)

Deven Bhojani

Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

Hats Off Productions



Director (Thriller)

B P Singh

C.I.D

Fireworks Productions



Screenplay Writer (Drama Series & Soap)

Fatema Rangila

Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hai

Balaji Telefilms Ltd



Dialogue Writer (Drama Series & Soap)

Preeti Mamgain

Jab Love Hua

Dj's A Creative Unit



Sitcom/Comedy Writer

Aatish Kapadia

Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai

Hats Off Productions



Story Writer

Arshad Syed

Detective Omkar Nath

DON Sphere Origins



Creative Director (Production House) - Joint

Naved Jaffri R & N Productions

Deven Bhojani Hats Off Production Pvt Ltd

Yes, the event was about competition and winners and the 'oh nearly missed that' awards. But keeping the mood light were the amazing dance and music performances peppered through the awards event.

The entertainment quotient was provided by fusion dancers Vrajesh and Kalyani who presented a unique Jazz meets Kathak performance while Pandit Ravindra Chary on sitar and Merlin rounded up the nite with some jazz, rock and blues.

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