CNBC-TV18 and CNBC-AWAAZ, both part of Network18 Group, were awarded with the English and Hindi Business News Channel of the Year respectively, at the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2018. CNBC-TV18’s ‘India Business Hour’ won the award for Best Business Programme (English), while CNBC-AWAAZ’s special programme for its GST coverage won the Best Business Programme (Hindi). Adding to the string of victories for Network18 at the awards night, ‘Awaaz Adda’, a news debate show on CNBC-AWAAZ, which highlights burning issues in the country, won the award for Best Talk Show (Hindi). Awaaz Adda competed with other talk shows on all General and Business Hindi News channels, making the victory even sweeter for CNBC-AWAAZ.
CNBC-TV18 and CNBC-AWAAZ have consistently maintained their positions as the top English and Hindi Business news channels in the country respectively, driven by their distinguished journalists offering insightful reportage, prominent experts and cutting-edge analyses of India’s financial, economic and business ecosystem. Recently, as per BARC India ratings for Budget Day, CNBC-TV18 garnered the highest viewership share for General and Business news channels combined, while CNBC-AWAAZ garnered the highest viewership share in the Hindi Business channel news category.
Commenting on the double achievement, Avinash Kaul, Managing Director, A+E Networks, TV18 and President - Strategy, Product & Alliances - Network18 said, "It's heartening to be acknowledged for our channels, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC-AWAAZ across two categories - English and Hindi Business News Channel of the Year. The credit for this success goes to the entire team at CNBC, who have put their best feet forward in terms of our editorial content. We would like to thank the ENBA jury for recognizing our efforts with such a prestigious honor. It encourages us to strive harder and attain even better results in 2018.”
Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18 shared her views on the success saying, “At CNBC-TV18, we believe in daily improvement. We believe in nuanced debate, accurate reportage and providing actionable information. We value our profession as business news specialists and that guides our newsroom.”
Commenting on the win, Alok Joshi, Managing Editor, CNBC-AWAAZ & CNBC Bajar said, “With collective team effort, we have proven our excellence once again with our win at ENBA 2017. With this, we have not only reinstated our position as the leading Hindi Business News channel but have also competed against General News Channels and won two awards. We at CNBC-AWAAZ always strive to enrich the viewers’ lives by educating, empowering and engaging. This is recognition of the same effort. The credit for this win goes to our team, the ENBA jury which appreciated our work and most importantly, our viewers.”