CNN-IBN has won three television awards in 2007 for being the best English news channel in 2007. While it was declared ‘Best English News Channel of 2007’ by Indian Television Academy (ITA), the channel also won at the News Television (NT) Awards 2007 and the Indian Telly Awards 2007, earlier this year. Besides, the win at the ITA Awards was the second consecutive one for the channel.
Additionally, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN and IBN 7, won the ‘Best Male’ title in the Popular Awards category at the ITA Awards, while Cyrus Broacha won the ‘Best Male News Anchor Award’ for his show on CNN-IBN, ‘The Week That Wasn’t’.
According to an official communiqué, these awards were a recognition and acknowledgment of the channel’s dedication to preserving and upholding the sanctity of the profession of journalism, by peers, the industry and the viewers. With its spirit of ‘Whatever it Takes’, CNN-IBN had become the premiere engine of news journalism for Indian audiences, while simultaneously including them in the news making process by emphasising the importance of inclusive journalism, it added.
Commenting on the three important awards that CNN-IBN won, Sardesai said, “It always feels good to get any form of recognition. It is our belief to do quality journalism, to make an impact, to be inclusive, interactive and insightful. It has been a recognition of the path we have chosen, that of being thought leaders. It’s a proud yet at the same time humbling experience to be bestowed with such prestigious titles. They are a reflection of the hard work and commitment that we have always put into our profession and do whatever it takes to bring viewers the best of English news journalism.”
“We are delighted to have won all the awards for ‘Best English News Channel’ this year. This would not have been possible without the support of all the stakeholders in the process, especially our viewers and advertisers. These accolades only increase our resolve to pursue viewer-centric initiatives which are driven by journalistic content,” said Dilip Venkatraman, Director-Marketing, CNN-IBN and IBN7.