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CNN-IBN bags 18 awards, maximum by any news channel, IBN7 with 2 & IBN-Lokmat with 10 awards.

CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat sweep NT Awards 2011

CNN-IBN bags 18 awards, maximum by any news channel, IBN7 with 2 & IBN-Lokmat with 10 awards.

March 21, 2011:

CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat swept NT Awards 2011 with 36 awards. CNN-IBN won 18 awards, the maximum by any news channel. IBN7 continued its winning streak with 2 awards and IBN-Lokmat won a total of 10 Awards. The awards were held last night in New Delhi. The three channels have stood for being the nation’s reference point for news in English, Hindi & Marathi respectively and have been the leaders in their respective genres.

Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, was named the ‘TV News Presenter of the Year - English for India at 9’ while Karan Thapar won the ‘TV News Anchor of the Year - English’ award for ‘Devil’s Advocate’ and ‘The Last Word’. IBN7’s Zindagi Live was adjudged the ‘Best News Talk Show – Hindi’ for the third year in a row at the awards. IBN-Lokmat’s flagship newscast anchored by Nikhil Wagle won the award for Best Popular News Show Marathi.

CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat were recognised for their exceptional programming in the following award categories:

CNN –IBN (For English Award Categories) IBN Lokmat (For Marathi Award Categories) IBN7 (For Hindi Award Categories)
TV News Presenter Rajdeep Sardesai for India at 9 Business Feature Axe the Tax Best Popular News Show Program Prime Time with Nikhil Wagle Best News Talk Show  Zindagi Live
TV News Anchor Karan Thapar (for Devil’s Advocate & Last Word) Current Affairs Programme (Home & International) Devil's Advocate Best News Presentation Program Prime Time with Nikhil Wagle Best Promo Campaign: Budget Promo Dreamz Unlimited
TV News Reporter Bhupendra Chaubey (for Ayodhya coverage & CWG coverage) Sports News Show The Big Cricket Debate Best Documentary Program: - Reportage ‘Aabhal Pelatana’
Entertainment Critic Rajeev Masand Show on Social/Environment Awareness/Social Development Campaign Real Heroes Social Development Program Garja Maharashtra
Young TV Journalist Priyali Sur Technology based show  Big Bang 2 (India360 special) Best Entertainment Feature Program ‘Chaufer Bharat’
Best-Presented Popular News Show Face The Nation Lifestyle & Fashion News Show Living it Up Best Investigative Report Program ‘Toldhaad’
Entertainment News Show Now Showing Crime Show 30 Min (On Death Row) Best Investigative Feature Program IBN-LOKMAT SPECIAL ‘Kaalima Manuskila’
Investigative News Report Seemi Pasha uncovers MCI scam Business Talk ShowRate the Budget Best Sports Feature Awards Program‘Khelasathi saar kaahi’
Sports Feature Indian Sports Legends Awards Best Promo ProgramAaj cha Sawaal
Current Affairs Feature  30 MinThe Ghost of Ayodhya Best Promo Campaign Program Ganesh festival Promo

The NT Awards 2011 recognize the best in news television for the calendar year 2010. The awards are presented to channel programmers, anchors, presenters, technicians, producers, editors, reporters and management.

Commenting on the occasion Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, said, “The awards are a reflection of the channel's relentless efforts to challenge the limits of reportage. Our teams continue to deliver news coverage that is rigorous and compelling for viewers. These awards recognise the determination and flair of our news teams who work in a commercial environment and unfailingly deliver high standards of journalism.”

Speaking about the award, Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7, said, “The industry has once again recognized IBN7 for its best talent and innovative programming. Our strength lies in our people, our credibility and responsibility in delivering news, relevant to our viewers. It is a source of great pride that our efforts have been recognized.”

Speaking about the award, Nikhil Wagle, Managing Editor, IBN Lokmat, said,This is indeed a remarkable achievement and a tribute to the journalistic excellence at IBN-Lokmat. We hope to break more stories and do better journalism, not so much for the awards but for the impact it has, and the positive change we hope to bring through our stories.”



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