Focus Odisha, a 24×7 Odia news channel of the Focus TV Group, was formally launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar on Friday evening.
Focus Odisha, which has been on-air since a few months, was formally launched in the presence of the Group CEO Niraj Sanan, Group Editor Sanjib Srivastav, Focus Odisha Editor D N Singh and other officials.
Sanan and Srivastav dedicated the news channel to the people of Odisha and said it would redefine news broadcasting and play a major role in the evolution of television journalism in the state.
Focus TV Group runs a number of other news channels such as Focus News (Hindi), Focus Haryana, Focus Bangla, Focus NE and a popular entertainment channel in the North East – Focus HI FI.
Among others, Focus Odisha’s Editor, Current Affairs Manoranjan Mishra, Focus Odisha Editor D N Singh, Input Editor Bhakta Tripathy and other staffs of the channel were present on the occasion.
Speaking at the function, the chief minister said the perception that he did not allow a second line of leadership to grow in the ruling Biju Janata Dal was incorrect and claimed he gave due importance to both the advice and work of his party colleagues.