For the second year in a row, ABP News, India’s leading news and current affairs channel has won the ‘Most Popular Hindi News Channel’ award at the Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards event held in Mumbai. The award was presented by Mr. Shashi Ranjan, Chairman & Managing Director, GR8 Entertainment Ltd., and renowned actress Mahima Chaudhry.
ABP News anchors Rubika Liyaquat and Akhilesh Anand also won individual awards at the ceremony. Rubika received the award for the ‘Best Talk / Chat Show’ for her interview with the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. Akhilesh Anand received the award under the Best Show – News/Current Affairs’ category for his show ‘Ghanti Bajao’ for an episode on ‘Water Waste Management’. ABP News’ is the only news channel which won maximum awards across distinct and separate entries at the 22nd ITA Awards.
Commenting on this milestone, Mr. Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network said, “I would like thank Shashi Ranjan, Anu Ranjan and ITA for this award. This is also an award for hundreds of our journalists who have worked day in and day out, to produce quality content and in this cacophony and tyranny of the rating to be the same and producing good results and being appreciated amongst colleagues is the biggest achievement that one can get. This is what ABP Network believes in, and this is why we are in the business of delivering quality news to our viewers. But above all this is but another occasion for me, on behalf of ABP News, to convey my heartfelt gratitude to our millions of viewers who have reposed faith in us by voting ABP News as their most popular Hindi News Channel. Our viewers have reiterated that ABP News has a special place in their hearts and that is what makes this Award so special for us.”
This award, now won 2 years in a row, is validation that the popularity of ABP News is on the rise, and that it is due to the network’s strong programming and dedication to delivering accurate and unbiased news to its viewers. The channel offers a wide range of programming that appeals to a variety of viewers, making it a favourite among Indian audiences.
About ITA Awards: The Indian Television Academy Awards, also known as the ITA Awards, are presented annually by the Indian Television Academy to honour outstanding achievements in Indian television, OTT & film industry. The ITA Awards are one of the most prestigious accolades in Indian television. It was established by Anu Ranjan and Shashi Ranjan to honour the best talents in the TV, OTT, and film industry. The very first ITA Award ceremony had taken place on 30th November, 2001 and honouring popular TV and web shows made its mark in the audience’s hearts in the last two decades with “Milestone” and “Landmark” awards of the best of the TV, OTT & Film Fraternity.
About ABP Network
An innovative media and content creation company, ABP Network is a credible voice in the broadcast & digital sphere, with a multi-language portfolio of news channels reaching 535 million individuals in India. ABP Studios, which comes under the purview of ABP Creations – the content innovation arm of the network – creates, produces, and licenses original, path-breaking content outside of news. ABP Network is a group entity of ABP, which was incorporated almost 100 years ago and continues to reign as a leading media company.