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How Arnab Goswami built his own kingdom in just 100 days!

“Nation wants to know”. It was not just a sentence but an emotion when it was uttered by Mr Arnab Goswami in his Newshour. Arnab single handedly encountered the anti-national brigade and made a thorough postmortem in his studio like no one else. When others hesitated to ask tough questions on the corrupts, Arnab became a nightmare to them. He was ruthlessness on them.

Arnab was hyper aggressive with anti-nationals. He even questioned Bollywood’s stance after the Uri attack in Sept 2016.. This proved to be fatal to Arnab. There was a contradiction of opinion of Arnab with the CEO of Times group Mr Vineet Jain. Arnab continued to bash the politicians regularly but when he started to question the Bollywood, the management was bothered. Times group has a huge revenue coming from Bollywood. So it is said that Times group was getting insecure of it. When some masked faces joined with the management then Arnab had to say Goodbye. Arnab didn’t even get a farewell show. He was the one who shined the name of Times Now but he was treated badly at the end.

Who partnered with Arnab?

Complaining is the job of losers. So Arnab didn’t regret thinking of what happened with him. His hard work was awarded with not even a farewell. But he was determined not to disappoint his viewers. He laid the stepping stone for a channel named as “Republic”.

Goswami collaborated with Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrashekar for Republic TV. These along with Arnab’s wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami have floated two companies named ARG Outlier Media and SARG Media Holding for the venture.

Others who have joined hands with Arnab include DEN Networks promoter Sameer Manchanda, Aarin Capital Partners’ Ranjan Ramdas Pai, Veteran Investment Banker Hemendra Kothari, Asian Heart Institute’s Ramakanta panda, TVS Tyres’ R Naresh and Shobhana Ramachandhran and Renaissance Jewellery owner Niranjan Shah.

Creating something wonderful takes years of effort but Arnab created and launched his channel within few months. When intentions are good the impossible gets possible. Arnab focused on a team of youths who had a blend of technology.

How Republic TV destroyed the media giants within week after its entry?

Republic TV was well received by viewers following its launch. It became the most-watched news channel in India in its first week of airing with 2.11 million impressions and 51.9 per cent viewership as per data released for the week by the Broadcast Audience Research Council. In the first week of its airing, it was among the most tweeted.

How rivals were shocked and what they did?

Republic ended the week on 12 may with 2.11 million impressions, 84.4% higher than that of Goswami’s former employer Times Now, Barc said.Times Now was the top English channel for the first 18 weeks of 2017. Impressions, also known as television viewership in thousands (TVT), refer to the number of individuals in thousands of a target audience who viewed an event, averaged across minutes.

What are the big exposes made by Republic TV?

The audio tapes aired by Republic TV suggested that there was misconduct on the part of Tharoor, who tampered with and concealed evidence. Goswami claimed Pushkar’s dead body had been shifted between rooms before the investigations began. Also, the Republic hinted at a foul play involving big names, and claimed Sunanda had been gagged to as she might have revealed some wrongdoings by big shots.

 Republic TV exposed the questionable relationship between RashtriyaJanata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and criminal-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin.The channel aired an audio clip that had a conversation that took place between the two when the former Siwan MP was in jail. Lalu was caught taking instructions from the criminal Shahabuddin on how police should act.

What nations wants from Arnab?

Nation wants Arnab to be brave as he is now and continue exposing the truth which are hardly spoken in main stream media. Republic has become the voice of all the nationalists who didn’t have a platform to seek and speak the truth. So the nation is with Arnab for his war against the corrupt.


Rajat Bhandary

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