Sahara Television is all set to launch two new regional news channels on Bihar and Rajasthan next month. It has made its bureaus in Bihar and Rajasthan functional for the upcoming channels. Sahara TV already has regional news channels on Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Prabhat Dabral, Vice-president (News), Sahara TV, who heads the regional news Channels, told exchange4media that the staff for these channels is in place and the dry run would start from November 9.
“In Bihar, we have set up bureaus in Patna, Gaya, Purnea, Bhagalpur, Muzzafarpur and Ranchi. In Rajasthan, bureaus are in place in Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Barmer. Each bureau has a team of five correspondents, cameraman and video editor. All these bureaus are VSAT connected for live inputs. These bureaus are linked to the central news hub in Noida,” Dabral said.
Meanwhile, after the exit of Arup Ghosh of Big Two Communications who was heading Sahara Samay Rashtriya as a consultant, Dabral has been made head of the national news channel in addition to his existing responsibility as head of the regional news channels.