The news television space in India is a dynamic landscape and has consistently shown growth with channels in multiple languages being broadcast everyday and many more players awaiting permission to launch.
In 2007, Indian Television Dot Com Pvt. Ltd. constituted the News Television Awards to honour the people who make this industry what it is. The initiative met with tremendous success as 550 entries poured in from various Hindi and English news channels. Since then, the NT Awards have become bigger and better and from 2011, awards were also conferred to achievers in Telugu and Marathi news channels.
NT Awards 2020 will felicitate News Channels in Hindi, English, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Gujrati, Rajasthani & Punjabi languages.
In all, 51 categories covering programming, personality, channel, sales & marketing and special awards have been drawn up this year. The NT Awards will be presented to channel programmers, anchors, presenters, technicians, producers, editors, reporters and management.
Prime time has become a time to debate. Earlier, it was news, information. But the concept of prime time has been redefined. Will it morph further in the future?
Cloud, AI and ML, virtual production, miniaturization of production, broadband - these are new tools that the news industry has at its disposal. What are they using in India?
Do companies need to go beyond being peddlers of news. What are the other business models available?
News requires a special beast. Where are the journos coming from? What are the talents a news journalist needs to have and will have to have going forward? What are the channels doing to train them?
Television is both one mode of distribution of news. Digital social media footprints are becoming precious inventory? Online websites too are getting traction? What's next OTT for news? SVOD or AVOD?
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Will news TV ever get the right pricing? What works? Which categories?