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|Headquarters||Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India|
|Key people||Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda|
|Products||Direct broadcast satellite|
Odisha TV or OTV is a regional Oriya language Indian cable television station. It is the flagship channel of the Bhubaneswar-based Orissa Television Network.It was started and promoted by Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda. Orissa Television (OTV) is the first private Electronic Media in the state of Odisha. Launched in 1997 in the twin cities of Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack, and slowly spread to all major towns of the state. Then it became the premier source of news, current affairs and entertainment for the people of Odisha. It is most viewed Oriya TV channel in the world.
Apart from a large viewership in Odisha, OTV has a following in other regions of India with large Oriya speaking population, including the Bangalore, Vizag, Surat, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. The key people are Jagi Mangat Panda and her husband and BJD MP Baijayant Panda. Initially four journalism students from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal were selected from the campus by them to start OTV. They are Jajati Karan, Sarada Lahangir, Sriparna Nayak and Sonali Rath. Now OTV has over 300 staff and the company is worth more than Rs 200 crore.
List of programmes
Most programmes of OTV are news based. It also has programmes related to Art and Culture,Tourism,Business,Food and Festivals. Here are some programmes.[original research?]
- Sakalara Khabara
- The great Odisha political circus
- News Fuse
- Tasty Tasty
- Police File