Pawan Kalyan has been contemplating on acquiring a News Channel since few months to curtail the domination of Yellow Media. Names of channels such as 10TV, AP 24*7 and J TV kept doing rounds all these days.
Former IAS & Aditya Group of Industries chairman Thota Chandrasekhar acquired 99TV. He is an active member of Jana Sena Party. Mr.Chandrasekhar unsuccessfully contested on PRP ticket in 2009 Polls and YCP Ticket in 2014 Elections. He could be Jana Sena Lok Sabha or Assembly Candidate in 2019 Polls.
Recently, Pawan Kalyan paid a visit to the office of 99TV. Upon entering the office and monitoring the infrastructure, The Actor-turned-Politician took the mike from a reporter and commented, 'Oh, Manade!' while having a look at it.
99TV could be the mouth-piece of Jana Sena Party. What else does the loss-making channel need for the boost of TRPs?