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:

First, the predicted jokes, many on Arnab's rivals by his fans:

How was the first look of the channel? Viewers had mixed reactions: