Star Plus was named TV Channel at the second Asian Media Awards.
It was the second year running the channel had been presented with the accolade.
The Asian Media Awards were held at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate and were sponsored by the University of Salford and Asons Solicitors.
The channel has had another outstanding year with viewership figures topping a weekly reach of over 1 million. The programming predominantly consists of family dramas, telefilms and celebrity chat shows and shows including ‘Survivor’ and the Indian version of ‘Masterchef’.
The majority of the channel’s content is subtitled in English. In 2012 it became the first Asian channel to launch a HD channel.
The award was presented to Gurjeev Singh Kapoor, President of Star International Business by TV actor Bhasker Patel who is presently appearing on British TV soap Emmerdale.
Mr Singh Kapoor said, “Thanks to the panel and thanks in particular to all the Asian viewers for watching Star TV and making us number 1.
“We feel we have the best quality content and good consumer connections.
“We have brilliant programming in line for the new year too. We are very innovative in our programming and content so are looking forward to another successful year.”
Special awards on the night went to Krishnan Guru-Murthy who was named Media Personality of the Year; Nina Wadia who collected the Sophiya Haque Services to British Television Award and Waris Hussein who was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Media Award.
The Best Investigation Award went to Ross Kemp for the Extreme World: India episode. Chris Bisson was named as Best TV character.
Event partners included ITV, MediaCom and Press Association Training.
Photo by Saty Singh – Studio 4 Photography