Sangbad Pratidin, a leading Bengali daily from Kolkata, will be hosting the Telly Samman Awards on May 26 this year. This will be the third consecutive year that the newspaper will be hosting this award for the Bengali television fraternity .The award involves the participation of all Bengali channels and production houses.
This year, the event has been designed in two parts. The first part will be held in Durgapur on May 19 for the technical and popular awards. The grand finale will be held at the Science City Auditorium, Kolkata on May 26. According to Pathikrit SenGupta, Senior Manager-Brand and Events, Sangbad Pratidin, “Telly Samman 2007 has been planned in a much bigger stature than the earlier years and will have more action. It is poised to spread its wings beyond the metropolitan city limits.”
ETV Bangla and BIG 92.7 FM will be the channel and radio partners respectively for this awards function.
Sangbad Pratidin is yet to announce the names of the judges, but it is learnt that personalities from film, music and drama will judge the nominees. Film director Sandip Ray will be the Chief Advisor for this telly awards ceremony.