Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards 2022 has conferred India Today Group with "ITA Golden Laurel Media Conglomerate" award for the Aaj Tak News conglomerate.
The award recognised Aaj Tak as a news conglomerate that has built a universe of leading products around it including Aaj Tak channel, Aaj Tak App, AajTak.in, and AT2.
Aaj Tak also leads on all social media platforms and has become the world's first and only news channel to cross 50 million subscriber mark on YouTube.
“Aaj Tak has been the reigning popular Hindi news channel at the ITA awards since its inception and has been able to expand a one-channel brand to the biggest confluence of GenZ News consumers. The recognition as a ‘Conglomerate’ for a single news brand of AajTak shows the acceptance and popularity of the channel amongst a variety of audiences across platforms,” the channel said in a press statement.
Kalli Purie, Vice-Chairperson, India Today Group received the award on behalf of Aaj Tak.
Accepting the award, Purie said, "This ITA award is the apt recognition to Aaj Tak which is no longer just one news channel, it is a movement. We are across the web, the app and all existing and emerging platforms including YouTube, Facebook Instagram, Twitter, Koo etc."
Thanking viewers and members of Aaj Tak for their contribution to the achievement, Purie added “with over 50 million subscribers we are not only India’s biggest news channel but the World’s biggest news channel on YouTube.”