Senior Journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of Times Now Arnab Goswami’s news channel – Republic TV – was launched on Saturday (May 6) at 10 am. The news of the launch of the channel was confirmed on Republic’s official social media account on Friday. The announcement read: “Arnab is back! Watch him on Republic TV from 10 am on Super Saturday.”
With the launch Republic TV (owned by Arnab’s company ARG Outlier Media, Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar’s Asianet News and SARC Media Holding Private Limited) became the first channel in India to be aired live on Star India’s digital platform Hotstar. The website of the channel – www.republicworld.com was also launched today. Talking about the association with Hotstar, Arnab had told The Indian Express: ‘We are confident of breaking the digital barrier and believe this is the first step as news produced in India goes digital and then global. We believe the coming together of these two exciting brands and services will take the news to the 90 million plus viewers on Hotstar every month.”
You can watch Republic TV on your smartphone by downloading the Hotstar app or by visiting hotstar.com through your laptop or desktop. The channel is ‘free to air,’ which means that it will be available free of cost on Tata Sky, Airtel dish TV and Videocon D2h.