CNN-News18 wins the ‘Best English News Channel’ at
Indian Television Academy Awards 2016
New Delhi, November 14, 2016: CNN-News18, India’s most awarded English news channel, has achieved yet another milestone after winning one more prestigious award for the ‘Best English News Channel’ at the 16th Indian Television Academy Awards on Sunday, 13th November 2016 in a glittering ceremony held in Mumbai. The channel has won the coveted award 8th time in last 10 years.
The ITA Awards recognizes excellence in the field of television. Over the years, the awards have won implicit trust, confidence, and goodwill from the TV-fraternity. The awards have completed 16 years of a highly celebrated existence.
Speaking on this achievement, Avinash Kaul, Managing Director, A + E Networks | TV18 and President – Strategy, Product & Alliances, said, “We are delighted to add another accolade to our endeavor in continuing to be the Best English News Channel in the country. Winning this accolade reaffirms our standing as the most awarded English news channel in India . This is the eighth time that the academy has awarded the channel as the best in English news category. I am proud to share that in just about six months of the refreshed identity of the channel we have won this award that goes a long way in establishing the successful brand refresh. Not only this award but even the ratings talk of our success story. Eleven weeks running now, we are the clear number 1 English news channel in Metro cities of the country.”
TV18 Broadcast Limited [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST] (“TV18”) is a part of Network18 Group. Network18 Group is a media and entertainment group with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary, TV18, the group operates news channels such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-NEWS18, and News18 India. TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels such as Colors, Colors HD, Rishtey, MTV India, MTV Indies, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group’s filmed entertainment business. TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through a joint venture with A+E Networks and operates History TV18. In the regional space, the group operates a Gujarati business news channel – CNBC Bajar, a Marathi general news channel – IBN Lokmat and operates ten regional news channels under the ETV umbrella and five regional entertainment channels under the Colors brand. The group also operates a 24 hour an Indian news channel in English – News18, targeting global audiences. TV18 and Viacom18 have formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform ‘content asset monetization’ entity that drives domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from the group and third parties. For more information, log on to www.network18online.com