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TV18 Group & NDTV win top honours at Indian News Television Awards; Prannoy Roy gets Lifetime Achievement

NEW DELHI: It was a night of nights for the TV18 Group of news channels for having pocketed 16 awards at the first Indian News Television Awards hosted by Indiantelevision.com. The NDTV Group followed closely behind with a total tally of 14 awards.

Dr. Prannoy Roy, who has truly written television history in India on his own terms, received a standing ovation as he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the medium.

Another person who had also ventured out on his own to tread new paths – Rajdeep Sardesai – received the Newsmaker of the Year Award at the gala function.



Prasar Bharati chief executive officer B S Lalli was given an award for having pioneered the introduction of television on mobile phones in the country. BBC‘s Nick Gowing was given a Special Award in recognition of his work in international news reporting and coverage.

While CNN-IBN received seven awards, CNBC-TV18 got four, CNBC Awaaz received three. From the NDTV Group, NDTV 24x7 received four metals, NDTV India got nine and NDTV Profit bagged one. Meanwhile, Star News pocketed five and Times Now four awards, Aaj Tak bagged two and IBN7 and Zee News received one each. IBNLive took home the award for best news channel website.



The well-known MTV duo Cyrus Brocha and Cyrus Sahukar had the audience in splits with their inimitable style taking digs at all channels and styles of presentation. There were also short humorous clips that were showcased on the way news channels present investigative stories, weather reports, and entertainment news.



The awards were given away by Indiantelevision.com chief executive officer and editor-in-chief Anil Wanvari and general manager Anoop Wanwari, editorial director Thomas Abraham, member of Parliament Rajiv Shukla and Bag Films head Anuradha Prasad, B S Lalli, cricket commentator Charu Sharma, Phil and Diana from Al Jazeera channel, Madison chairman Sam Balsara, television actors Rajiv Paul and Pawan Shankar and entrepreneurs Durgam Arora, Balram Mahendra and Monica Burman.

The awards function which went late into the night was a culmination of a day-long Indian News Television Summit which commenced in the morning with a keynote address by Information and Broadcasting ministry secretary Asha Swarup. The summit was endorsed by the ministry. The morning session was followed by a session on content and another on generating revenues, in which several senior persons from different channels participated.

Below is a detailed list of the winners:

 

Sr.No Category
Winner
    Nominee Programme Channel
1 Best TV News Reporter - Hindi Upendra Rai
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Star News
2 Best TV News Reporter - English Shaili Chopra Power Lunch, Profit At Night, Business Primetime NDTV Profit
3 Best TV News Anchor - Hindi Vinod Dua
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NDTV India
4 Best TV News Anchor - English Barkha Dutt We the people & Special NDTV 24x7
5 Best Promo Campaign By a News Channel Match Ke Mujrim
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Star News
6 Best Promo for any News show Kaun Banega Mukhyamantri Kaun Banega Mukhyamantri Promo Star News
7 Best Promo for a News Channel CNBC AWAAZ Awaaz baby Film Promo - India Speaks Business CNBC AWAAZ
8 Best Sports News Presenter - Hindi Darain Shahidi
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IBN 7
9 Best Sports News Presenter - English Meha Bharadwaj Master Selector CNN-IBN
10 Best Sports Reporting by a channel - Hindi Wah ! Cricket Wah ! Cricket Star News
11 Best Sports Reporting by a channel - English Rudraneil Sengupta - Fifa world cup 06 Fifa world cup 06 CNN-IBN
12 Best Sports News Show - Hindi Jeeto India Jeeto Jeeto India Jeeto NDTV India
13 Best Sports News Show - English The Game The Game Times Now
14 Best Auto Show-Hindi Top Speed Top Speed Star News
15 Best Auto Show - English Auto Show Auto Show CNBC-TV18
16 Best Business News Show - Hindi Dhan Daulat Dhan Daulat Aaj Tak
17 Best Business News Show - English Axe The Tax Axe The Tax(Citizen Journalist Special) CNN-IBN
18 Best Business Talk Show - Hindi Hum Honge Kamayaab Hum Honge Kamayaab CNBC AWAAZ
19 Best Business Talk Show - English Young Turks Young Turks CNBC-TV18
20 Best Business News Anchor - Hindi Pranjal Sharma Dhan Daulat Aaj Tak
21 Best Business News Anchor - English Udayan Mukherjee
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CNBC-TV18
22 Best Investigative Reporting- Hindi Khabro Ki Khabar Khabro Ki Khabar NDTV India
23 Best Investigative Reporting- English I am M K Subba I am M K Subba CNN-IBN
24 Best Daily Newscast- Hindi Badi Khabar Badi Khabar Zee News
25 Best Daily Newscast- English India At 9 India At 9 CNN-IBN
26 Best News Documentary Programme-Limited episodes-Hindi Special Report Special Report NDTV India
27 Best News Documentary Programme-Limited episodes-English Missing In Action Missing In Action CNN-IBN
28 Best Current Affairs Show (Home & International)- Hindi Khabron Ki Khabar Khabron Ki Khabar NDTV India
29 Best Current Affairs Show (Home & International)- English Nandigram : The Land Bleeds Nandigram : The Land Bleeds NDTV 24x7
30 Best Crime Show- Hindi Pardafash Pardafash CNBC AWAAZ
31 Best Crime Show- English Action City Action City Times Now
32 Talk Show on a News Channel- Hindi Hum Log Hum Log NDTV India
33 Talk Show on a News Channel- English We The People - Homosexuality Spl We The People - Homosexuality Spl NDTV 24x7
34 Best Lifestyle & Fashion News Show- English High Life High Life Times Now
35 Best Lifestyle & Fashion News Show- Hindi Raat Baaki Raat Baaki NDTV India
36 Best Entertainment News Show-English India Questions Amitabh Bachchan India Questions Amitabh Bachchan NDTV 24x7
37 Best Entertainment News Show-Hindi Jai Jawan With Preity Zinta Jai Jawan With Preity Zinta NDTV India
38 Lifetime Dr Prannoy Roy
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39 Newsmaker Rajdeep Sardesai
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40 Best English News channe; CNN-IBN
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41 Best Hindi News Channel NDTV India
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42 Best Business News Channel CNBC-TV18
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43 Best news channel Website IBNLive
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44 Special Commendation Prasar Bharati for its pioneering initiative in mobile TV broadcast
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45 TRAILBLAZER (English) Times Now
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46 TRAILBLAZER (hindi) Aaj Tak
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47 Special award NIK GOWING -BBC MAIN PRESENTER - in recognition of his work in International news Reportage and Coverage
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