Arnab Goswamis announcment of his new venture Republic steals thunder from appointment

first_imgJournalist Arnab Goswami, who resigned as the editor-in-chief of Times Now, disclosed about his new venture on Friday and it turns out that his new news channel will be called ‘Republic’ and is expected to be launched on January 26, 2017.Speaking at the 10th anniversary of IEEMA (Indian Electronic Equipment Manufacturers’ Association), the apex body for the power equipment industry, Goswami said Republic will be launched on January 26, according to the Business Standard.The host of the popular show Newshour that he anchored on Times Now also said that the new channel will be a global media venture that will be parallel to the BBC and CNN. “My venture is called ‘Republic’; I seek the support of the people of India,” Goswami was quoted saying by News Minute.News Minute also reported that the venture would be located in Mumbai. They also added that contrary to speculation, all investors in ‘Republic’ are reported to be Indians. The venture will be partly backed by a media owner based out of Bengaluru, a major TV distribution network and an influential advertising and media buying group.Meanwhile, former NewsX editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar has reportedly succeeded Goswami to be the new editor-in-chief of Times Now. First Day at @TimesNow today. Look forward to your continuing support and tweets— Rahul Shivshankar (@RShivshankar) December 15, 2016While Rahul Shivshankar is yet to host his first show on Newshour as the new anchor, Arnab’s latest announcement about his new venture rattled and dominated Twitter-sphere again. Here are some of the best and most hilarious Tweets from Twitter: 11.59 pm -Goodnight Msg.12.41 am -Sarcasm On Right Wing.Someone’s Having A Sleepless Night Hearing Abt. #ArnabGoswami’s Channel #Republic pic.twitter.com/xB0Mx7ZCEj— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 15, 2016Reactions of Arnab Goswami’s fans after they heard he is finally coming with his own channel Republic.. pic.twitter.com/OZ3sM1nFWP— Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) December 15, 2016NDTV staff on hearing the launch of #Republic of #ArnabGoswami pic.twitter.com/stVe5U7sPM— AshDubey_ (@AshDubey_) December 15, 2016#ArnabGoswami Returns !. pic.twitter.com/QvydaXyxeZ— PhD in Bak*****!! (@Atheist_Krishna) December 15, 2016Robert Vadra called us Banana Republic…#ArnabGoswami snatched Republic….”NOW VADRA LEFT WITH BANANA ONLY”#Republic— Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) December 15, 2016last_img read more