OSN To launch Republic TV in the Middle East & North Africa

Republic TV, India ‘s leading English news channel has announced its first international launch with OSN, the leading pay-tv provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), 6 months post its launch in India in May 2017

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Nov 3, 2017 11:26 AM

Republic TV, India ‘s leading English news channel has announced its first international launch with OSN, the leading pay-tv provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), 6 months post its launch in India in May 2017. 

Republic TV, started by journalist, Arnab Goswami is the newest entrant in the Indian English news space. The channel broke records with a 52% market share in its first week of broadcast, and has been the de-facto leader in the genre with market shares upwards of 40% since then. Republic TV has a diverse schedule of shows including The Debate telecast from 9-11PM on all days except Saturday, and a weekly interview show, Nation Wants to Know both hosted by Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami, Patriot with Major Gaurav Arya where viewers are taken into the barracks of the Armed
Forces & R. Glitz which showcases the latest news from Bollywood, amongst other shows. Republic TV, President of Distribution and International Revenues, Priya Mukherjee said, “Since our inception earlier this year, Republic TV has strived towards widening the reach of our cutting-edge content. While we successfully executed the reach of Republic TV across all households in the fragmented Indian cable distribution ecosystem during the first 6 months of the channel, our next target would be to reach audiences across the world. Our launch in the MENA region is our first foray in international distribution and we hope to expand our reach further with audiences around the world soon.”

Republic TV CEO, Vikas Khanchandani, said “The demand from the market has been over whelming and we are extremely delighted to bring Republic TV to the audiences in MENA through OSN.  We will also look to create original content specific to the MENA markets in due course and Priya and her team will be offering advertisers the most impactful news media platform reaching discerning audiences in the region.”

The channel launches on 5th November on OSN Pehla.

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