Vineet Jain, the Managing Director of Times Group was conferred with the Contribution to News Television Award 2013 by the Indiantelevision.com at the Sixth News Television Awards on 25 March 2013 at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. He was awarded for his initiative to bring Times of India group in the television industry.
It is worth noticing that the Times of India group made its presence in the television broadcasting with channels such as Zoom, ET and Times Now. Executive President of the Times Group, Rahul Kansal accepted this award on behalf of Vineet Jain.
Other awardees were as follows
• Best Business News Programme (English): We Mean Business (NDTV Profit)
• Best Business News Programme (Hindi): Auto Expo (Aaj Tak)
• Best Crime Show (Hindi): Vardaat - Mhujhe Bhulana Mat (Aaj Tak)
• Best Current Affairs Feature (English): Ground Zero Gujarat (CNN-IBN)
• Best Current Affairs Feature (Hindi): Ayodhya Ko Kuchh Kehna Hai (Aaj Tak)
• Best Sports News Show (Marathi): Khel Majha - Fight Back Yuvi (ABP Majha)
• Best Auto Show (Hindi): Top Drive (IBN7)
• Best Show on Social/Environment Awareness / Social Development Campaign (Telugu): Bathuku Bandi (Vanitha TV)
• Best News Documentary - Limited episodes (English): Ground Zero Gujarat (CNN-IBN)
• Best Entertainment Feature (Hindi): Jai Jawan (NDTV India)
• Best Public Debate Show (English): Question Time Didi (CNN-IBN)
• Best TV News Presenter: Rajdeep Sardesai (CNN-IBN)
• Best Young TV Journalist (Below 24 years of age): Sonal Mehrotra (NDTV 24x7)
• Special Award for News Cinematographer: Prakasam (CNN-IBN)
• Special Award for Contribution to News Television: Vineet Jain (Times Group)
• Best TV News Reporter (Marathi): Alka Dhupkar (IBN Lokmat)
• Best TV News Reporter (Telugu): Krishna Mohan (TV9)
• Best TV News Reporter (English): Anubha Bhonsle (CNN-IBN) and Barkha Dutt (NDTV 24x7)
• Best TV News Reporter (Hindi): Sharad Sharma (NDTV India)
• Special Awards for Innovation and Leadership in App Development: NDTV
• Special Awards for Most Extensive Social Media TV News Brand: NDTV
• Special Awards for Best News Channel Website: IBN Live
• Best News Talk Show (English): We the People (NDTV 24x7)
• Best News Talk Show (Hindi): Zindagi Live - Gujarat Riots (IBN7)
• Best TV News Anchor (Marathi): Dnyanada Arvind Chavan (ABP Majha)
• Best TV News Anchor (Telugu): Yashoda Mithra (V6 News)
• Best TV News Anchor (Hindi): Sweta Singh (Aaj Tak)
About the Sixth News Television Awards
• The News Television Awards are given away by the Indiantelevision.com.
• The awards are given to representatives of television news channels which report in English, Hindi, Marathi and Telugu.
• 116 awards were given away at the Sixth News Television Awards in different categories by the dignitaries in culture, society, sports and politics.
• The Information and Broadcasting Minister of State, Manish Tiwari was the Chief Guest for the Sixth News Television Awards.
• The awards were given away in different categories such as sports shows, crime shows, documentaries with limited episode, technology, investigative feature, entertainment news show, TV news anchor, TV news presenter and many more.
• Special awards were also given away in categories such as Most Extensive Social Media TV News Brand, News Cinematographer, Contribution to News Television, Best News Channel Website and Innovation and Leadership in App Development.