Journalist Arnab Goswami’s soon-to-be-launched news channel Republic TV will be shown on Star India’s digital platform Hotstar, making it the first Indian news channel to be live streamed on the platform.
The channel has been creating waves even before its launch. The media venture has partnered with Microsoft, has celebrities like Anupam Kher on board to add strength to the team. The media venture has been on an overdrive of massive publicity campaigns with video promos, youtube links, billboard and social media presence.
The social media campaigns of the media venture have been pushing issues of ‘nationalism’. A series of video promos also showed Arnab Goswami writing to his audience, politicians etc on issues debated across the country. The channel that was scheduled to be launched in January this year will finally be on air on Saturday.
Even as controversies around the channel’s investors and its ideology continue to hover around, Republic TV will bring Arnab Goswami back to television screens starting Saturday.
— Republic (@republic) May 5, 2017
Here is how people reacted :
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) May 6, 2017
Congrats and best wishes to Sh Arnab Goswami and his team on the occasion of launch of #Republic TV.
— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) May 6, 2017
— Saket Bahuguna (@BahugunaSaket) May 6, 2017
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) May 6, 2017
Pic 1: Barkha, Rajdeep, Sagarika & Rana, when Arnab left Times Now
— Sunil (@akshaykanitkar) May 6, 2017
— Delhi se hu bhench*d (@delhichatter) May 6, 2017
— Arnab Goswami (@the_sashiks) May 6, 2017
— Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) May 5, 2017
— Dhaval Patel (@dhaval241086) May 6, 2017
— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) May 6, 2017