the last four years, the Television news genre has exploded. Today
there are an estimated 40 news channels competing with each other
in English and Hindi alone, with still more in the pipeline. Seeing
that the Indian TV news industry had no awards dedicated to itself,
and realising the need to recognise and honour the professionals
in the news channel business, Indiantelevision.com instituted the
first News Television (NT) Awards in 2007.
lacuna was felt by news industry professionals until Indian Television
pioneered this initiative to award professionals in the news industry.
Indian Television rightly instituted the awards as it is one of
the very few organisations known for its unbiased stances on issues
relevant to the business of television.
After the stupendous success the NT Awards 2007 enjoyed, we, at
Indiantelevision.com are well on course in our mission to evolve
it and make it the definitive award for the Indian news channel
In its second year, the NT Awards 2008 will have 53 categories that
will cover programming, personality, channel and special awards.
The NT Awards will be presented to channel programmers, anchors,
presenters, technicians, producers, editors, reporters and management.
Importantly, the NT Awards 2008 is including a new category of awards
that recognises the increasing focus global news media organisations
are devoting to coverage out of India.
The NT Awards 2008 will be preceded by the Indian News Television
Conference, which will be held in New Delhi at a prestigious venue.