Writer: Nitin Pandey - Monday, Jan 11,2010 9:06 AM

Prakash Jha’s Maurya TV goes live; Bihar, Jharkhand get an infotainment channel

Prakash Jha’s Maurya TV goes live; Bihar, Jharkhand get an infotainment channel

Maurya TV, the television venture of filmmaker Prakash Jha, has commenced operations from Patna. However, the launch of the channel is yet to be announced officially. With this launch, the Bihar-Jharkhand belt will get an infotainment channel in its local language.

Among the top team for Maurya TV are Mukesh Kumar, the Director of the channel, who will also look after the editorial team; Vivek Sachar is the Marketing Head; Sunil Agrawal is the CFO; Vijay Nath Mishra is the General Manager; while Gunjan Sinha is the Creative Director of the channel.

Speaking to exchange4media, Jha said, “It’s a completely Bihari channel in a very local language. The channel will be a complete infotainment channel. We will focus on the issues of Bihar and Jharkhand, as well as the talent and icons of these two states.”

He further said that this was the first satellite channel of Bihar and very soon they would be starting an entertainment segment, analytical episodes and some other information-based series. On the marketing plans of the channel, Jha said, “At present, we are targeting on the local market, but soon we will step towards the national market as well.”

Maurya TV has tied up with various news agencies for news content. The channel currently has a staff strength of 150 and is operating from Patna. This launch is likely to give stiff competition to established channels like ETV Bihar, Sahara Samay and Mahua TV in that region.

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sir, i am looking for a job in your tv channel.i am post graduate in electronics by magadh university bodhgaya.i live at patna and want to job in bihar.plese inform me on my mo. no.9507193226
hi...it really feels nice that one more bhojpuri channel is there for bhojpuri speaking people..i would like to join your creative teem as a director or reporter...if there is any chance kindly do let me know, as i have good knowladge and sense for both of these.. regards, sanjiv mishra 8651115889
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Dear sir Currently i am working in DISH TV(Noida head office)as Asst engg from last 3 years and having complete knowledge of DTH,PCR,MCR,OB Van etc. I mean all kind of technical stuff.If u match my requirement plz call me.Actually i want to come back in bihar. Regards Alok kumar singh Asst enng(Dish tv) Mobile-09999625365
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good afternoon sir can u give detail information about ur audition regarding the selection patna on every friday pls sir send me the number and condition for this audition
Sir , I want to join mourya news in Topchanchi Prakhand
lets hope channel works properly, because in past 3 yrs Mr.Jha has came out with lots of projects on paper i.e sugar mill in west champaran which was promised to start by 2008, followed by construction of Malls and Multiplexs at about 15 places, Power plant at Bettiah, Sugar Mill at Bettiah and Saharsa. And has failed on all of them at the root level itself. Anyway my best wishes to him for his new venture.
As a Bihari we are proud of it and wish overall success to Prakash ji and team and we should highlight the heritage of the region with famous personalities i.e. Rajendra babu ,sri babu,Dr. Lakshmi Narayan sudhansu etc.alongwith vir kunwar singh which will enrich the new generation living outside of the state also.
Its great...was indeed a need of the region...wishing all the member of MAURYA TV a good luck...best of luck and test of luck dears.regards,Subhash Kumar Choudhary,Delhi
sir,I am looking for a job in news channel.i have done bachelor degree in political science and done pg diploma in advertisement for print media and electronic media ,advanced diploma in cinematics,editing and compositing,i am from bokaro jharkhand i want to work with your channel my contact number is 09015582250 Email id -pink86.happiness@gmail.com
Sir,Iam looking for a job of a Journalist[ Ranchi based ] in your organization.I have exp in media about 7 years and worked for natioanl and internatioanl media.I have completed MA [ MASS COMMUNICATION & JOURNALISM ].Hoping to get your quick and positive reply. thanking you with regards sanjay
Sir,I am Rihsi kapoor.I have PG Deploma in PGDJMC Rajshee Tondon open University Allahabad U.P.I am basically from Arwal(Bihar),I want to do job in your channel, I have worked Video Library & Archive Assistant in DD News New Delhi,My Contact No.09868562973,Email ID : rishikapoor1983@rediff.com
Sir I am Satish Kumar. I have completed my B.Sc in Electronic media from Makhanlal University Bhopal.I am basically from Gopalganj(Bihar).I want to do Job in your channel. I have 2 month experience in media and 45 day internship in Zee 24 Ghante Chhattisgarh(Raipur). My contact no. 09752536923 Email ID:kumarsatish36@gmail.com
namaste,it was a pleasant surprise for me when i saw today that Mr.Prakash Jha is the brain behind this channel.I never met him but i found him very own of few reasons,as Dr.J.N.Mishra and family is very close to me.when i was in std 12th in bokaro,i saw the marriage album of Mr. Prakash jha ,as sanjeev mishra was my junior in D.A.V.Public school,Bokaro.i would love to join this channel in any form.but i dont know how to go foraly through proper channel.Jha sir if possible please call me.
Good to start new thinks for Bihar and Jharkhand which is underdevlop compair to other state. I am sanjay Kumar Working with One of INGO. I want same new intivites with help of u to conducted programme about development work which was conducted ny International NGOs. what are there impact on the community. I think this will increse accuntblity of International NGOs in Development work and state will also now International NGOs works.

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