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 1988 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.
Odishatv.in is an initiative by Odisha Television to connect netizens to the latest information about Odisha and beyond. The site is also a gateway to the state and offers a wide spectrum of subjects such as History, Demography, Art and Culture, Tourist places, Festivals, Eminent sons of the soil, and so on.
Odisha Television Ltd is the pioneering media venture that boasts of redefining television viewing in Odisha. An undisputed market leader with four very popular channels (OTV, Tarang, Tarang Music, Prarthana, and Alankar) in its bouquet; the group is more than a household name in the state. OTV, its flagship brand, is known for its free, fair, and unbiased news reporting. The channel is respected for its integrity and commitment to set and practice enviable standards of journalism.
Under the dynamic leadership of Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda, Odisha Television is making rapid strides as a highly successful media venture in the state and beyond.
Kasturi Ray – Senior Editor, Digital
Kasturi Ray is a mainstream journalist with a large body of work over the last two decades. Having been a print journalist for over 20 years as the Features Editor of the New Indian Express, she moved on to the fast-paced and ever-growing digital space to become the chief editor of a bilingual web platform odishanews360.com. She has written for several national media houses like Firstpost and the Quint prior to joining OTV.
Bikram Keshari Jena, Chief Sub Editor
Bikram Keshari Jena has more than seven years of experience in Journalism and Research. After completing his MBA-Finance, he gained rich exposure in business journalism while working as a Research Associate and subsequently as an Assistant Editor of leading business magazine – Business & Economy.
In the field of research, he boasts of experience in Equity Research and Financial Modelling while working with Citigroup and a KPO. He has worked as a Senior Sub-Editor for The Political and Business Daily and was in the editorial team of a leading news portal. He has diverse editorial exposure spanning across print, digital, electronic & new media.
Vikash Kumar Sharma, Chief Sub Editor
Vikash Kumar Sharma has experience working in both print and electronic media for over 10 years. He has worked as a senior reporter with The Telegraph and few tabloids. As a freelancer also he has done a few short stories and documentaries.
Surya Narayan Pradhan, Senior Sub Editor
Surya Narayan Pradhan started his career with The Financial Express, Mumbai, as a Trainee Sub-editor in 2006. He went on to work with moneycontrol.com and UTVi, the precursor of Bloomberg TV India, in Mumbai. Before joining odishatv.in in September 2012, he was working with Tehelka Publication’s biz daily, The Financial World, in New Delhi. He has been writing regularly on his areas of interest: business and politics.
Pradeep Singh, Senior Sub Editor
Pradeep began his professional career with The Pioneer. He has worked for several news organizations prior to working with Odishatv.in. He was with Contify as Copy Editor; he was also CE for Movie News Guide & Tripped Media of Tune Media (IBTimes). He has been writing regularly on several topics ranging from politics and social issues to crime.
Devbrat Patnaik, Senior Sub Editor
Devbrat Patnaik joined OTV digital team as Content Writer for its online portal in February 2017. He has been developing content and reporting on various issues and current affairs. He began his career with the print medium as the Copy editor-cum-Reporter for Pioneer, Bhubaneswar.
A Masters in JMC from Berhampur University, he is a passionate singer armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Hindustani Classical vocal. He has received National Cultural Proficiency and various State-level championship awards. A basketball player, he has led the Berhampur University team at the National level.
Suryakant Jena, Sub Editor
Suryakant Jena has nearly one and a half years of experience in the field of journalism. He started his career as a content executive for media start-up Media Research and Development Studies, writing for the website of PrameyaNews 7 channel and later joined Pragativadi where he worked as a Sub-Editor for its website before joining odishatv.in.
Sarmeeli Mallick, Sub Editor
Sarmeeli started her career with the ‘Media Research and Development Studies’, Bhubaneswar where she wrote news content for websites like Prameya News 7, News Odisha, and Woman Odisha. An alumnus of the 2014-16 batch of Utkal University, she has also worked with the Assam Tribune, Guwahati, and Naxatra News, Bhubaneswar as an intern.