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  TV18 Group & NDTV win top honours at Indian News Television Awards; Prannoy Roy gets Lifetime Achievement  
Indiantelevision.com Team
(19 July 2007 1:15am)
 
     
 

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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