Network18 founder and managing director Raghav Bahl was conferred with Lifetime Achievement award. Starting his career as a journalist, Bahl has created a media empire spread across TV channels, internet properties, filmed entertainment, wire services and cable TV.
Alva Brothers founding trio Nikhil, Niret and Nivedith were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Said Nikhil Alva, "We have had a fantastic ride since we started operations from the garage 15 years back."
Times Now walked away with the best English news channel while Aaj Tak bagged the Hindi news channel of the year. CNBC TV18 won the best business news channel of the year.
Salman Khan was awarded for best anchor of Dus Ka Dum. Siddarth Basu of Synergy Adlabs accepted the award on behalf of Khan. Basu even danced on stage with Mini Mathur.
Surekha Sikri was awarded the best actor in a negative role (female) for playing the character Kalyani Devi in Balika Vadhu (Colors).
The Eighth edition introduced a new award, Garry Bhinder Promising Director, in fond memory of the director. The award went to Binder posthumously.
The evening also saw the felicitation of Prachi 'Rock On' Desai and Rajeev 'Aamir' Khandelwal for scaling the television wall and leaping into the world of cinema successfully.