No Ads for OTV by Odisha Government in 2018-19

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NF Bureau: Odisha’s No. 1 channel OTV, which also leads the TRP race by a much bigger margin, has failed to get any government advertisement after it fell out with the ruling party following the exit of former MP Baijayant Panda from the party. According to sources, OTV did not agree to some terms and conditions put forth by the Govt, while other TV channels obliged.

While OTV failed to get any Ad in 2018-19, here is the list of other News Channels that received huge benefits from the Government in the past one year.

News7 – Rs 1.5 Cr
News World Odisha – Rs 1.38 Cr
Kalinga TV – Rs 1.37 Cr
Kanak News – Rs 98.79 lakh
MBC TV – Rs 87.84 lakh
News18 Odia – Rs 64.93 lakh
Kamyab – Rs 55.93 lakh
Naxatra TV – Rs 55.72 lakh
Zee Odisha – Rs 50.84 lakh

Also, out of a total Rs 43 lakh given to Web Portals, Ommcom News got Rs 19 lakh. Other News Portals such as Kanak News, Sambad, Orissa Post and others got Rs 1.75 lakh each or less.

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