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|Odisha Television Network|
|Headquarters||Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, India|
|Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda|
|Products||Direct Broadcast Satellite|
|Slogan||Odisha's most popular Odia news channel|
Odisha TV or OTV is a regional Odia Indian Cable Television station. It is the flagship channel of the Bhubaneswar-based Odisha Television Network. It was started and promoted by Jagi Mangat Panda. Odisha Television (OTV) is the first private Electronic Media in the state of Odisha.
Launched in 1997 in the twin cities of Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack, the channel slowly spread to all major towns of the state. Then it became a source of news, Current Affairs and entertainment for the people of Odisha. It was converted from cable to a satellite channel in December 2006. It is the most viewed Odia TV channel in the world, with five channels (Odisha TV, Tarang TV, Tarang Music, Prarthana TV and the recently launched Alankar TV).
Apart from a large viewership in Odisha, OTV has a following in other regions of India with a large Odia speaking population, including 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. Some of its programmes include the following.[original research?]
- The Great Odisha Political Circus
- News Fuse
- Police File
- Sakalara Khabara
- Tasty Tasty