In India, Republic TV is an English language news channel that was launched in May 2017. It is one of the most popular news channels in the country, and it is run by Arnab Goswami, one of the most influential journalists in the television news industry. He previously served as editor-in-chief of Times Now. To get a leg up on the competition, Goswami co-founded Republic TV. The news channel’s ratings soared, and it was valued at approximately Rs 1,200 crore, according to Asianet News.
However, the channel has faced a backlash from viewers for replacing national security stories with empty theatrics. Viewers have taken to Twitter to blast the network’s lack of professionalism. Meanwhile, #RepublicTV and Arnab Goswami have become trends on Twitter. Their rant has garnered enough attention for the channel to re-brand itself. This has left many viewers confused as to why they should listen to RepublicTV.
The sting isn’t limited to the newsroom, though. Goswami also claimed that the lynching was “religious in nature”, despite the fact that the mob was composed of people of the same religion as the victims. Goswami, however, promoted a culture of hatred among religious groups, which only serves to politicize the incident. In other words, Goswami has made the incident more political, rather than a newsworthy story.
The sting of Republic TV’s free-to-air status is a bit troubling, but it is a good way to garner publicity before the launch. Arnab has demonstrated his passion and zeal for the cause, and he wants his show to succeed. And this is exactly what you need to get started. So, how will you find out if Republic TV is right for you? Keep reading to find out!