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Awards & Recognitions

Network18 has over the years won accolades across categories for its exemplary offerings. Following are the list of the recent awards and recognitions conferred on Network 18 during 2015-16:

CNBC TV18 top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
BARC Business News Channel of the Year 2015 Business News CNBC-TV18
Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards Best Continuing Coverage by a Reporter for What's Ailing Rural India Archana Shukla
The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards Reporting on Politics and Government Marya Shakil

CNN-News18 top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards On-the-spot Reporting Karma Paljor
The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards Reporting on Politics and Government Deepa Balakrishnan
Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards/ Indian News Broadcasting Awards (Enba/ Inba Awards) Best Spot News Reporting - English Prabhakar Kumar - Nepal Earthquake Coverage
Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards/ Indian News Broadcasting Awards (Enba/ Inba Awards) Best News Coverage: International (English) The Himalayan Tragedy
Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards/ Indian News Broadcasting Awards (Enba/ Inba Awards) Best In-depth Series (English) Reporters Project
Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards/ Indian News Broadcasting Awards (Enba/ Inba Awards) Best Business Programme (English) The GST Classroom

IBN7 top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards Best News Coverage - National-Hindi Operations 30 seconds, an Investigative report on Railway's Tatkal Scam
Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards Best Continuing Coverage by a Reporter - Hindi for Bihar Maange More Prateek Trivedi
Abbys - Bronze Best News Channel Promo IBN7 - Hausla Hai campaign

IBN Lokmat top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
Ramnath Goenka Awards Excellence in journalism Vinayak Gaikwad
Ramnath Goenka Awards Excellence in journalism Pravin Mudholkar

Viacom18 top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
TOIFA Best Actress (Critics) Kalki Koechlin for Margarita With a Straw
The Screen Awards Best Actress Jury Awards (Female) Kalki Koechlin for Margarita With a Straw
Stardust Awards Editor's Choice Film Of The Year Margarita With a Straw
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Action Film Gabbar is Back
ZETC Business Awards Best Marketed Film of the Year Gabbar is Back
Exchange4media: Indian Marketing Awards Bronze-Brand Activation Category Gabbar is Back
Exchange4media: Indian Marketing Awards Bronze-Cause Related Marketing Category Manjhi - The Mountain Man
Exchange4media: Indian Marketing Awards Gold- Marketing Communication Category Manjhi - The Mountain Man
IPRCC Best Use of PR by Brand Award Manjhi - The Mountain Man
IPRCC Integrated Campaign Award Manjhi - The Mountain Man
IPRCC Product and Promotion in Entertainment, Education, Sports and Lifestyle Sector Manjhi - The Mountain Man
MWAS Silver- Product and Promotion in Entertainment, Education, Sports and Lifestyle Sector Margarita With a Straw
MWAS Bronzer- Integerated Campaign Award Margarita With a Straw
Abbys Digital Abbys Ceat- MTV Chase thew Monsoon
Abbys Media Abbys MTV Indies - Channel Launch
Abbys Integrated Campaign led by PR MTV Rock The Vote
Abbys Best use of Content Creation Durex MTV RexTalk
Abbys Best use of Experiential MTV Campus Diaries
Abbys Best use of Experiential MTV Rock The Vote
Appies Asia 2015 Effective cause Marketing MTV Junkyard Project
Spikes Asia Public Awareness MTV Rock The Vote
Maddies Best Campaign MTV App
Maddies Best Cross Media Integration Durex MTV RexTalk
Maddies Best Mobile Application MTV Indies App
Maddies Best Blogs MTV India
Maddies Best use of Video Durex MTV RexTalk
India Marketing Awards 2015 Best Extention Launch MTV Indies - Channel Launch
Promax Asia 2015 Best Script MTV App Film
Promax Asia 2015 Best Script Durex MTV RexTalk
Promax Asia 2016 Best Interstitial MTV App Film
Promax Asia 2017 Best Interactive Promo Durex MTV RexTalk
Promax Asia 2018 Funniest Spot MTV App Film
Promax Asia 2019 Best Sponsor Integration Durex MTV RexTalk
Promax Asia 2020 Best Print Ad MTV Indies Ribbit
Promax Asia 2021 Best Print Campaign MTV Indies Ribbit
CEF Events and Promotion - Creativity MTV Campus Diaries
CEF Events and Promotion - Creativity MTV Junkyard Project
CEF Events and Promotion- Cause Marketing MTV Junkyard Project
CEF Television - Creativity MTV Indies - Channel Launch
CEF Television - Innovation MTV Indies - Channel Launch
CEF BTL Activities - Innovation MTV Campus Diaries
Prime Time Best Extention Launch MTV Indies - Channel Launch
CMO Asia Most Admired Youth Brand MTV India
DMAi Marketing Innovation in Social MTV Junkyard Project


Network18 has over the years won accolades across categories for its exemplary offerings. Following are the list of the recent awards and recognitions conferred on Network 18 during 2014-15:

CNBC TV18 top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
Indian Television Awards 2014 Best Game/Quiz Show Lessons in Marketing Excellence – Season 5
News Television Awards Best International Coverage (Hindi)  

CNBC Awaaz top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
Exchange4media Editor-In- Chief Hindi News Channel Sanjay Pugalia
News Television Awards Best International Coverage (Hindi) US Mein Namo Namo
Commodity Participants Association of India (CPAI) Business Channel of the year CNBC Awaaz

CNN NEWS18 top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards (2012) On-the-Spot Reporting (Broadcast) Arijit Sen
Reporting on Politics & Government (Broadcast) Marya Shakil
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards (2011) Business & Economic Journalism (Broadcast) Karma Paljor
Investigative Reporting (Broadcast) Jajati Karan
Reporting on Politics & Government (Broadcast) Smitha Nair
News Television Awards Best Investigative Programme (English Girls In Bondage
Best Business Talk Show (English) Face the Budget
Best Sports Talk Show (English) The Big Cricket Poll Debate
Best Awards Initiative by a News Channel (English) Senior Citizen Awards
Best Daily News Bulletin (English) India at 9
Best Current Affairs Special (English) UP's Killing Fields
Best News Debate Show (English) India at 9
Best Set Design (English) Indian of the Year
Channel Packaging of the Year (English) CNN-NEWS18
Best Promo Campaign by a News Channel (English) Putting Journalism First
Best News Videographer (English) Arul Prakasam
Best TV News Presenter (English) Suhasini Haidar
Best News Channel Website NEWS18.com
Exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards Best Spot News Reporting Karma Paljor & Jajati Karan
Best Videographer Neelakantha Acharya & N Sathish Kumar
Best Integration of a Brand in a News Programme ‘Tata Tea – Power of 49’ in General Elections 2014
Red Ink Awards Best Television Story of the Year Priyali Sur (Girls in Bondage) & Anubha Bhonsle (Kashmir After Afzal)
Chameli Devi Jain Award Outstanding Woman Media person of the Year Anubha Bhonsle
Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity   Runjhun Sharma for her report on fight for the rape and murder of a young college girl in Jind
Goa Fest Broadcasters Abby Best TV News Channel Promo Putting Journalism First (Bronze)

IBN7 top

AWARD CATEGORY winners
ENBA Awards Best Spot News Reporting (Hindi) Kahan Ho Maa- Amit Pandey
ENBA Awards Best Continuing Coverage by a Reporter (Hindi) Cancer Wala Gaon- Amit Pandey
ENBA Award Best Public Service Campaign for a Brand by a News Channel (Hindi) Citizen Journalist
Bharatendu Harishchandra Award   Harish Burnwal
NT Awards Best News Talk Show (Hindi) Zindagi Live (Living with Cancer)
NT Awards Awards Initiative by a News Channel (Hindi) Zindagi Live Awards

IBN Lokmat top

Award Category Winners
Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism Sports Journalism Vinayak Gaikwad (Nadkhuia football Reportaaz-2011)
Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism Environmental Reporting :Aarti Kulkarni (:Hirva Konkan Reportaaz-2011)
Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism Regional Languages Prajakta Dhulap (Nituchya Lagnachi Dusari Gostha Reportaaz-2012
Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism Uncovering India invisible: Alka Dhupkar (katha Usnya Matrutwachi Reprotaaz-2012)
Ladli gender sensitivity Awards Yongistan Zindabad Vinayak Gaikwad / Priyanka Desai
Ladli gender sensitivity Awards Amhi Durga Dipti Raut
Ladli gender sensitivity Awards Best Talk Show award Yonichya Manichya Gujgosthi
Sanskruti kala Darpan Awards-2014 Best News channel Awards IBN Lokmat

NEWS18.com top

Award Category Winners
News Television Awards (2014) Best TV Channel Website NEWS18.com

Moneycontrol.com top

Award Category Winners
DMAi 2015 Content Marketer of the year  

Firstpost.com top

Award Category Winners
Goafest Gold Best Use of Integration of User Generated Content Firstpost and Contract India

Network18 Publishing top

Award Category Brand
Feature in Limca Book Record Longest Endurance Run OVERDRIVE

VIACOM 18 - ENGLISH ENTERTAINMENT (COMEDY CENTRAL AND VH1)top

award category winners
promax bda nyc –gold best marketing presentation: print or specialty vh1 brand kit
promax bda nyc –gold best art direction & design: press kit vh1 brand kit
promax bda nyc –gold best holiday/ special event/ print/ promotion items comedy central annual diary
promax bda nyc –gold best promotion & premium items comedy central annual diary
promax bda nyc –gold best art direction & design: promotion & premium items comedy central annual diary
promax bda nyc –silver best art direction & design: 3d promotion or sales kit vh1 brand kit
promax bda nyc –silver best art direction & design : promotion & premium items vh1 brand kit
promax bda nyc –silver best art direction or design: card comedy central       annual diary
promax bda nyc –silver best holiday/ special event/ print/ promotion items comedy central children’s day campaign
promax bda nyc –silver best promotion & premium items comedy central umbrella
promax bda nyc –silver best comedy program campaign comedy central weekend stache
promax bda nyc –silver best clip based program spot comedy central tmnt
promax bda nyc –bronze best promotion & premium items vh1 brand ki
promax bda nyc –bronze best art direction or design: card vh1 brand kit
promax bda nyc –bronze best comedy program spot comedy central weekend stache
promax bda nyc –bronze best marketing presentation: print or specialty comedy central annual diary
promax bda nyc –bronze best stunt promotion: special event comedy central annual diary
wow awards asia 2015 - gold achievement in fabrication/construct ironheart stage – vh1 supersonic
wow awards asia 2015 – bronze digital presence of the year vh1 supersonic
wow awards asia 2015 – bronze entertainment property of the year vh1 supersonic

VIACOM 18 - KIDS ENTERTAINMENT (NICKELODEON) top

award category brand
abby awards best tv campaign for kids nick be the boss campaign
cmo asia award best  mobile app of the year nick world app
iamai digital awards best mobile game keymon o’fish
mobbys award the  best new mobile app keymon o’fish
2014 promaxbda asia –gold best children’s programme promo nick dekho dekho tum song
2014 promaxbda asia –gold best children’s programme  campaign nick class mein blast
ficci best animated frames award (baf) best animated character of the year motu patlu
ficci best animated frames award (baf) best animated tv feature pakdam pakdai vs billiman
delhi cg animation awards, 2015 best animation series for kids -

VIACOM 18 – MUSIC (MTV INDIA AND MTV INDIES)top

award category brand
2015 promaxbda india awards - gold best interstitial indiepedia – hipster
2015 promaxbda india awards - gold best brand-integration promo mtv durex rex talk
2015 promaxbda india awards - gold best public service announcement mtv durex rex talk
2015 promaxbda india awards - gold 3 best on-air branding design mtv indies
2015 promaxbda india awards - gold best on air ident design (out-of-office) mtv international ident - aderenaline rush
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - silver best integrated marketing campaign mtv sent the youth in india to polling booths
(mtv rock the vote - rtv)
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - gold funniest spot mtv soap-box spot
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - silver funniest spot the dot is sexy- rock the vote
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - gold something for nothing indie talkies promo
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - silver something for nothing webbed season 2 teaser
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - gold app-titude award mtv count your drinks app
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - silver app-titude award mtv indies app and website
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - silver best on-air ident mtv channel ident
2014 promaxbda  asia awards - gold best print campaign mtv youth marketing forum 2014
2014promaxbda india awards  - gold best reality campaign mtv webbed
2014promaxbda india awards  - silver best holiday/seasonal/special event promo rock the vote- animation
2014promaxbda india awards  - gold best editing mtv spoken word
2014promaxbda india awards  - silver funniest spot mtv serial box
2014promaxbda india awards  - gold best interactive promo mtv roadies battleground promo
2014promaxbda india awards  - gold best on-air ident design (in-house) mtv idents
2014promaxbda india awards  - silver best animation mtv hi5
2014promaxbda india awards  - silver best original logo design mtv spoken word
2014promaxbda india awards  - gold best programme title sequence mtv spoken word
2014promaxbda india awards  - gold best integrated marketing campaign mtv rock the vote
2014promaxbda india awards  - gold best reality promo mtv roadies x1 journey promo

VIACOM 18 MOTION PICTURES top

Award Category Brand
stardust award searchlight best film queen
searchlight best director vikas bahl vikas bahl for queen
searchlight best actress kangana ranaut for queen
best actress drama priyanka chopra for mary kom
star guild awards best screenplay vikas bahl, chaitally parmar & parvez shaikh for queen
best story vikas bahl, chaitally parmar & parvez shaikh for queen
best actor in a leading role (female) priyanka chopra for mary kom
the guild presidents awards mary kom
bajate raho dialogue of the year by red fm mary kom
best costume design mary kom
annual screen awards best film queen
best director vikas bahl for queen
best cinematography bobby singh
best actor (female ) priyanka chopra for mary kom
best screenplay sandeep a varma for manjunath
ramnath goenka award manjunath
big star entertainment awards big star most entertaining actor (film) – female priyanka chopra for mary kom
big star most entertaining actor in a social - drama film – female - priyanka chopra - mary kom
big star most entertaining social - drama film mary kom - omung kumar / viacom 18 & sanjay leela bhansali pictures
filmfare awards best actor (female) kangana ranaut for queen
best film queen
best director vikas bahl for queen
best cinematography bobby singh and siddharth diwan for queen
best background score amit trivedi for queen
best editing abhijit kokate and anurag kashyap for queen
national awards best feature film in hindi queen
best actress kangana ranaut for queen
best popular film providing wholesome entertainment mary kom
dada saheb phalke film festival awards best feature film mary kom
best actor sasho sattiish sarathy for manjunath
matri shree media award samiti best film marykom

VIACOM 18  - GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT (COLORS)top

Award Category Brand
goafest 2015 - gold abby best tv fiction promo udann (haveli promo)
goafest 2015 - bronze abby best tv fiction promo udann (varmala promo)
goafest 2015 - gold abby best tv program launch using multi media bigg boss season 8
goafest 2015 - gold abby best tv program launch using multi media udann
goafest 2015 - gold abby best tv program for cause related marketing code red
goafest 2014 - bronze abby best tv reality show promo india’s got talent
goafest 2014 - bronze abby best tv comedy show promo comedy nights with kapil
goafest 2014 - bronze abby best original music score for a tv programme rangrasia
goafest 2014 - bronze abby best original music score for a tv programme bani – ishq da kalma
the brand trust report, india study 2015 most trusted brand  - hindi gec colors
india's no. 1 brand 2014 entertainment channel colors
sabre awards south asia- gold media arts & entertainment category for 24
exchange 4 media's- silver india pr & corporate communications awards 2014 for 24
gold at cma asia best use of social media and best use of twitter for igt 5
spikes asia award –silver igt igt
idma silver best use of mobile gamer for 24
buzziest brand winner for 2014    

VIACOM 18  - PR AWARDS top

Award Category Brand
prweek asia awards – 2015 - silver south asia pr campaign of the year mary kom
prweek asia awards – 2015 - silver public education campaign of the year mtv rock the vote
prweek asia awards – 2015 - bronze best internal communications campaign evolve

VIACOM 18  - PR AWARDS top

Award Category Brand
prweek asia awards – 2015 - silver south asia pr campaign of the year mary kom
prweek asia awards – 2015 - silver public education campaign of the year mtv rock the vote
prweek asia awards – 2015 - bronze best internal communications campaign evolve
global hr excellence awards 2015 award for leading hr practices in quality work-life --
global hr excellence awards 2015 award for campus recruitment --
global training development leadership awards 2015 award for best leadership development programme for middle management --

HISTORY TV18 top

Award Category Brand
CMO Asia Awards Best Integrated Campaign Pawn Stars – India Tour
Best Use of Social Networks – Pawn Stars – India Tour
Best Use of Social Media Marketing Dynamo
Best Marketing Campaign of the Year Tamas
Asian Customer Effectiveness Awards Excellence in Digital Marketing (Effectiveness) Tamas
Global Youth Marketing Forum Most Impactful Youth Campaign Tamas
Best Use of Social Networks Pawn Stars
Promax BDA Best on-air ident design (in-house) Mankind
MOBBYS 2014 Best Mobile App (Android) HISTORY TV18 App
Best Mobile App (Windows) HISTORY TV18 App