There was double delight for NDTV as it scooped the News Channel and News Presenter of the Year at the Asian Viewers Television Awards The Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA) announced this year’s winners at its ceremony in London.

Rohit Jaiswal, Associate Vice President, Network Distribution & Affiliate Sales said, "We are very pleased to have been voted the most preferred Asian news channel in the UK. We thank our viewers, our distribution affiliates and our marketing and ad-sales team Here & Now 365, who have all contributed in helping grow the NDTV brand in the region over these years."

"UK is a key market for us and we are constantly striving to bring the best and relevant content to all the viewers and our advertisers," he added.

Additionally, one of NDTV’s most esteemed news anchor and journalist, Barkha Dutt was named the News Presenter of the Year, marking its second award for the evening by pasting fellow nominees Charul Malik, Aaj Tak News and Ravish Kumar, NDTV.

Brainchild of Rajan Singh, formerly a TV executive of Star TV and now heading Digi Media Global, as the first event of its kind, the Asian Viewers Television Awards winners were determined by the UK viewers.