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The Indian Telly Awards 2001 announced

09-July-2001
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The Indian Telly Awards 2001 announced

The Indian Telly Awards 2001 were announced at The Oberoi, Bombay, on July 6, 2001.

The first of its kind, these awards promoted by indiantelevision.com, seek to reward the achievements of India's cable and satellite television professionals -- be they programmers, marketers, producers, cable television operators or CEOs.

Star TV made a clean sweep in the executive awards bagging the prize in all four categories: Best Marketing Executive -- Mubina Ansari, Best Ad Sales Executive -- Raj Nayak, Best Programming Executive -- Sameer Nair and Arun Mohan for Best Distribution executive of the year.

Peter Muhkerjea was awarded telly for Best Television CEO of the year and the award for the Best Marketing Activity of the year, the Star TV haul mounted to nine out of the total 17.

In the Programme Awards Category, it was Star TV all the way with Kaun Banega Crorepati winning Best Show of the year and its host Amitabh Bachchan was voted the TV Personality of the year. Tu Tu, Main Main walked away with the Best TV Sitcom award.

Hard Talk India (BBC) and Movers and Shakers (Sony Entertainment) were the winners in the Best Current Affairs Programme and Best Continuing TV Show of the year categories.

Balajee Telefilms was awarded the prize for the Best Production House of the year, winning over UTV, TV18, Synergy Productions and IN House Productions. Subhash Chandra of Zee Television was awarded the telly for the Most Valuable Contribution to Indian TV.

Doordarshan Metro -- Channel Gold 9 won Best Promoted TV Event for Helen -- Golden Girl. And surprisingly DD Metro outbeat Star TV, Sahara Television and Zee Entertainment Network to emerge victorious in the Channel of the year category.

Seven Star cable was awarded the Multi-System Operator of the year award for consistently providing optimum excellent value added service to its subscribers.

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