Journalist Arnab Goswami launched his much-awaited 'Republic TV' on Saturday at 10am.
Goswami, former editor-in-chief of Times Now went live starting with a monologue thanking the viewers for showing 'patience' and reflecting into the reasons behind launching his own venture.
You can read about highlights of his address to his viewers here.
Some top BJP leaders congratulated him:
Congrats and best wishes to Sh Arnab Goswami and his team on the occasion of launch of #Republic TV.— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) May 6, 2017
First, the predicted jokes, many on Arnab's rivals by his fans:
Pic 1: Barkha, Rajdeep, Sagarika & Rana, when Arnab left Times NowPic 2: Barkha, Rajdeep, Sagarika & Rana today#May6WithArnab pic.twitter.com/VddjHKzl96— Sunil (@akshaykanitkar) May 6, 2017
How was the first look of the channel? Viewers had mixed reactions:
.@republic Also, found Arnab to be a little subdued. Think the reason could be the panelists. All of them agree with him. Bad for viewers. Change this.— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) May 6, 2017
First visuals of Uranium 235 being split. https://t.co/hW3kPuTVlS— Anand Ranganathan (@ARanganathan72) May 6, 2017
Acoustics of #Republic's studio are terrible for yelling. Too much echo. What was Arnab thinking??— Vinay Kesari (@vinaykesari) May 6, 2017
Audio levels go up and down when different people speak on @republic. I am not a tech expert or a PCR guy, but you may consider hiring me.— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) May 6, 2017