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Saakshi TV channel launched - Sathish - 02-22-2009

Saakshi TV, the first high definition Telugu news channel in South East Asia, was launched on Saturday at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad amid fanfare, including a fashion extravaganza. Coming from the house of the daily Telugu newspaper Saakshi owned by Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's son Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Saakshi TV will be beamed round the clock from March 1.

The launch saw politicians from major political parties (barring the grand alliance partners) making their appearance at the function marked by eye-catching laser show and a dance and song sequence by popular Bollywood choreographers.

Jagan Mohan Reddy said Saakshi, which created ripples through its neutral coverage, would continue to follow the same principle while covering news events on the TV channel.

The awestruck audience witnessed a special laser show by Tracy Jeffery of Australia. Dance and song sequences by Terrance Lewis drew wide applause. Fashion show by models from Mumbai was another attraction.

Governor N.D. Tiwari, Chief Minister Dr. Reddy, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Anand Sharma, Speaker K.R. Suresh Reddy, AICC general secretary M. Veerappa Moily, APCC chief D. Srinivas, BJP president Bandaru Dattatreya, MIM president Assaduddin Owaisi, Praja Rajyam general secretary Allu Arvind, Lok Satta Party president Jayaprakash Narayan and film star Akkineni Nagarjuna attended the event.