After a Short Break, Noted Television Journalist & Talk Show Host Arnab Goswami  Announced the Launch of his ‘New Venture’ – “Republic”.

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He has Set Up a News Channel Called “Republic”, Which will Go Live before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. Speaking at the 10th Anniversary of IEEMA (Indian Electronic Equipment Manufacturer’s Association), the Apex Body for the Power Equipment Industry, “Republic” is Expected to be Launched on 26 January, as per the Unconfirmed News Reports from Sources.
Arnab Goswami Said that Republic Will be a Global Media Venture, “Parellel to the BBC & CNN.”

Arnab Goswami is an Indian Journalist & Television News Anchor. He is the Managing Director (MD) & Co-founder of the Upcoming News Channel, Republic, to be launched in January 2017

On November 1, Goswami had Resigned as the Editor-in-Chief of Times Now, and Announced his Plans to Start a Venture of his Own. Rahul Shivshankar has since Taken Over as Editor-in-Chief of Times Now. Reports also Suggest that Goswami’s Core Team Members also Resigned from Times Now Days after his Resignation.

“Republic” Will Change the Perspective Of Journalism

– Arnab Goswami

Exchange 4 Media is the First One to Report that Arnab Goswami’s New Venture would be Called ‘Republic’.

The News Minute Quoted Goswami as Saying: “My Venture is Called ‘Republic’; I Seek the Support of the People of India.” Quoting Sources, The News Minute also Reported that the Venture Would Primarily be Based in Mumbai.

So we can Say Republic is Indian from the Soul as the Name Signifies. Just Hours after Goswami Announced the Name of his Venture, He was the Top Trend on Social Networking site Facebook & the 3rd on Twitter.

Arnab Goswami had Shot to Fame with his Daily Prime Show ‘The News Hour’, through which He Single Handedly Brought Times Now to the Fore of English News Television in India. The Show was the Most Watched News Debate Conducted in Goswami’s Unique Style.

In his Earlier Statements, Goswami had Hinted that he was Interested in an ‘Independent’ Media Venture. “Independent Media is Going to Thrive,” Goswami had Said while Announcing his Decision to Resign from Times Now.

Investors

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a Member of the Rajya Sabha & Vice Chairman of the NDA in Kerala, is One of the largest Investors and a Director in Journalist Arnab Goswami’s Upcoming Media Venture. The venture, named Republic, Applied for Uplinking & Downlinking of a News Channel in late November.

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Through his Companies, He has Major Investments in Asianet News Network in Kerala, and Suvarna News and Kannada Prabha in Karnataka.

Republic will be part of a Company called ARG Outlier Media Private Limited. Goswami was Appointed Managing Director (MD) of ARG Outlier on November 19, a Day after He left Times Now as its Editor-in-Chief. Chandrasekhar, through Companies Owned by him, has Invested over Rs 30 Crore in ARG Outlier.

Apart from Chandrasekhar’s Asianet News Online Private Limited, SARG Media Holding Private Limited — Also Owned by Goswami — is the Main Investor in ARG Outlier. SARG, in which Goswami and his Wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami are Directors and Own Most of the Equity, had Investments from 14 other Individuals & Companies towards the End of November, According to latest Information Available with the Registrar of Companies (ROC). SARG, as of November 24, 2016, had Invested Rs 26 Crore in ARG Outlier, through Various Investments.

The largest Investor in SARG is Ranjan Ramdas Pai of Aarin Capital Partners, which he Co-founded with Mohandas Pai, who has Invested Rs 7.5 Crore. Ramakanta Panda, Who Owns Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai, has Invested Rs 5 Crore while Hemendra Kothari, One of the Most Successful Investors of India, has put in Rs 2.5 Crore. Other Investors include R Naresh & Shobhana Ramachandhran of TVS Tyres, and Niranjan Shah, Owner of Renaissance Jewellery in Mumbai and SRF Transnational Holdings. Sameer Manchanda and 2 other Persons Related to his DEN Networks — Sanjeev Manchanda & Tapesh Virendra Singhi have Invested Over Rs 2.5 Crore in SARG, Cumulatively. Sameer Manchanda was Involved in launching Raghav Bahl’s CNN-IBN, as part of his Network18 Group, Along with Rajdeep Sardesai in December 2005, about a Month before Goswami launched Times Now under the Times Group.

Chandrasekhar’s Jupiter Capital also has Investments in Defence related Companies. Axiscades Engineering Technology Limited, a Subsidiary of Jupiter, Signed Contracts with the Defence Ministry for Supplying Aircraft Recognition Training Systems to the Army & IAF for 18 Months and a Multi-year Annual Maintenance Contract in March 2016.

The Eureka Moment

When Arnab Goswami chose to Quit Times Now in October this Year, it Shocked many as the Most Watched Anchor was Going to Say Goodbye to the Studio where he had been seen Silencing the Veterans from Every Field with his ‘Self-proclaimed Logic’. But to Make his Fans Cheer, Arnab Soon Announced a New Venture called Republic, Which He Believes Would Change the ‘Perspective’ of Journalism.

At a Function of Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar in Jaipur, Goswami Spoke About Republic, the Idea Behind it and Why He Feels that Journalism Should be Independent of Political Influences. He Described an Incident When He Made the CPM Apologise to him for being Manhandled by One of its Workers after his Interview with Jyoti Basu in 1996. “(He) held Me, Pushed Me Against a Wall, Snatched my Camera from me at the Entrance of the CPM Office. He Repeatedly pushed me back and almost Smashed my Head Against a Wall,” said Arnab.

He said when He Went Back and Asked for an Apology, he was told, “Go Fight your Own Battles.” “I said that I would Sit on a Hunger Strike Outside the CPM Office Until I Get an Apology letter. I did so and Eventually, I had an Apology letter from Him,” said Arnab, Adding that it was Incidents like these which had Encouraged Him to Start “Republic”.

“Politicians give ADS in News Channels and Mistreat Journalists. All of these things have Encouraged Me to Start ‘Republic’. The Idea Behind ‘Republic’ is to Change the Perspective of Journalism,” He said.

He also Promised to Not “let down” People’s faith in him. “The People who Rejoiced when I left (Times Now) Will Eat their Words Now, Because I am Coming Back with ‘Republic’,” He said.

He also said that “People Tell Me, ‘What will you Do? You are One Person, they are Big Companies. You have little Money, they have a lot of Money. You’re Not a Businessman.’” He Admitted that He is Not a Businessman and Pointed Out that his Drive was Different. “I Believe in this Country. There is a Reason why we have Named Our Venture ‘Republic’. It Means ‘for the People’… Undiluted and Direct to the Hearts of Our People. If We are true, I know you Will Not let Down My Faith in you,” He said.

Early life & Education

Goswami was Born in Guwahati, Assam on 9 October 1973. His Paternal Grandfather, Rajani Kanta Goswami, was a lawyer, a Congress leader and an Independence Activist. His Maternal Grandfather, Gauri, was a Communist and leader of the Opposition in Assam for many Years. He was a Writer and a Recipient of the Asam Sahitya Sabha Award. Arnab Goswami’s father is Colonel (Retd.) Manoranjan Goswami and his Mother is Suprabha Gain Goswami. Manoranjan has been a Member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Contested the 1998 Lok Sabha Polls as the BJP Candidate for the Guwahati to Lok Sabha of Assam where He was Defeated by Congress Candidate Bhubaneshwar Kalita. His Maternal Uncle, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, a BJP MLA from Gauhati East Constituency, was the Head of the Assam Unit of the Party before Sarbananda Sonowal took Over in 2015.

As an Army Officer’s Son, He Attended Schools in Various Cities. Arnab has a Bachelor’s (Hons.) in Sociology from the Hindu College in Delhi University. In 1994 Arnab Completed his Master’s in Social Anthropology from St. Antony’s College, in Oxford University. In 2000, Arnab was a Visiting D C Pavate Fellow at the International Studies Department at Sidney Sussex College,Cambridge University.

Career

Before joining NDTV in 1995 Arnab Goswami Started his Career in The Telegraph in Kolkata, which was for a Stint less than a Year.

My Journey so far in the Journalism Industry has Not been Easy

– Arnab Goswami

He later Shifted his Career in TV News Broadcast with NDTV 24×7 in 1995, where He Anchored Daily Newscasts, and Reporting for News Tonight a Programme telecast on DD Metro. Later as the News Editor, He was part of NDTV’s Core team during the transition from Programme Producer to the 24-Hour Mode in 1998. He Hosted the Newshour Show Every Weeknight. Newshour was the Longest Running News Analysis Shown on Any Channel (1998–2003). As a Senior Editor with NDTV 24×7, he was Responsible for the Overall Editorial Content of the Channel.

He Hosted One of the Channel’s Top Rated News Analysis show Newsnight, which Won him an Award for the Best News Anchor of Asia 2004 in the 2004 Asian Television Awards.

Times Now

Since 2006, Goswami was the Editor-in-Chief and a News Anchor of the Times Now News Channel. His show The Newshour is Aired at 9 pm with live News Coverage, which has Featured Notable Personalities like Parvez Musharraf. He also Hosts a Special Programme Frankly Speaking with Arnab which has Featured Personalities such as Benazir Bhutto and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Retired Head of State of the Tibetan Government in Exile Dalai Lama, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and was the First to Interview Prime Minister Narendra Modi since He took Office in 2014. He has also Written a Book Named Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge. On 1 November 2016, Goswami Resigned as the Editor-in Chief of Times Now. 

Republic

Goswami is the Managing Director and Co-founder of the Upcoming News Channel called Republic which is to be launched on 26 January 2017.

Awards

Arnab Goswami has been Nominated for and Received Several Awards:

  • 2003 – Asian Television Award for Best Presenter or Anchor (Runner Up)
  • 2007 – Society Young Achievers Award for Excellence in the Field Of Media
  • 2010 – Assamese of the Year Award by News Live
  • 2010 – Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (TV) by the Indian Express Group

He was known for Bringing his Own Unique Style of TV Journalism into India. Often Criticised for being Judgemental on his News Show, Arnab has a Dedicated Viewer Base of People who love his Direct Interrogative Style of Debates, and Also those Who Hate Him.

So Now Everyone is Waiting for the Launch Of Republic to Come Live to Our Sets. So that We can See Arnab Goswami Again Debating In His Unique Style.

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