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Odisha Television

Odisha Television

Odisha Television Limited is a media company based in the state of Odisha. It has a few television channels operating under the company’s name – Odisha TV – the news television channel in Oriya language, Tarang Music, Prarthana and Alankar. In the state of Chhattisgarh Odisha Television Limited also broadcasts Desh TV and has a radio station called Tarang 98.3 FM. Panda family owns Odisha Television Limited. Baijayant Panda or Jay Panda, as he is known, is a former member of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and currently the National Vice President and Spokesperson with the Bharatya Janata Party (BJP). Alongside Jay Panda, his wife, Jagi Mangat Panda, as well as, his brother Subhrakant Panda, control shares in the company.

There is a heavy cross shareholding and it is really complex to calculate all shares. However, from our calculation one can see Baijayant Panda and his wife Jagi Mangant together hold 83.96% share of Odisha Television Limited and Subhrakant Panda the brother of Baijayant Panda holds 12.50% share in Odisha Television Limited. Hence the total shareholding of the Panda Family in Odisha Television Limited is at least 96.46%. The Odisha Television Limited is registered as a public company but its shares are not listed in the National Stock Exchange

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Public Company Limited by shares

Business Sectors



Individual Owner

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

Tarang (Missing Data)

Other Radio Outlets

Tarang 98.3 FM (Missing Data)

Other Online Outlets (Missing Data)


Media Business

Radio and TV Broadcasting

Orissa Telefilms Limited (97.97%)


Financial services

Panda Investments Private Limited (100%)

Iron and Steel Manufacture

UMSL Limited (98.56%)

Real estate

BP Developers Private Limited (100%)

Cable Television Service

Ortel Communications Ltd. (55.43%)

Postal services

Tarang Broadcasting Company Limited


Ortel Wireless Services Private Limited


Kishangarh Environmental Development Action Private Limited

General Information

Founding Year

1998 (year of incorporation)

Affiliated Interests Founder

Jagi Mangat Panda

is the Co-Founder of Odisha Television Limited, the company that owns Odisha TV, a 24 x 7 news television channel in Oriya language. She is the wife of Baijayant Panda, a former member of Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the ruling party in Odisha. He is now a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Jagi Mangat Panda is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Ortel Communicaitons Limited, a major player in cable television and high-speed broadband service provider space. In addition she has varied business interests in broadcasting, telecom, environment, investments, among others and holds the position of a Director in several other companies including – Tarang Broadcasting Company Limited, Ortel Wireless Services Private Limited, Panda Investments Private Limited, Kishangarh Environmental Development Action Private Limited and Orissa Telefilms Private Limited.
In 2008, She was given the Young Global Leader award at the World Economic Forum in.


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Corporate Office:

N/28-30/1/A, Near KIIT Campus,

Chandaka Industrial Estate,

Prasanti Vihar, Bhubaneswar

Odisha 751024


Tax/ ID Number

CIN: U74899DL1998PLC097081

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

The Odisha Television Limited is registered as a public company but its shares are not listed in the National Stock Exchange. The information of outlet financials is not available and there is very limited information about the management structure. The company’s financial information is retrieved from the company’s annual filing in Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The company was written to, by email on the 3rd April 2019 and by courier on the 10th April 2019, seeking clarification of data collected about the channel and the company. The company has not responded so far.

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