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
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
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.