Republic World expands digital presence with strategic pact with SonyLIV
SonyLIV, the premium video on demand (VOD) service by Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), and Republic TV have announced their strategic partnership, where Republic TV’s live news and on-demand videos will be available round the clock to viewers of SonyLIV.
With this strategic partnership, Republic World further expands its English news digital presence on OTT platforms to give audiences access to reliable news on platforms of their choice. SonyLIV also adds a new genre to its existing plethora of content. This will give its 30 million strong and growing monthly active users unrestricted access to quality news & analyses and on-demand video content by Republic TV.
SonyLIV currently offers a wide range of content through TV shows, Live Sports, Food, Linear TV, Movies, Originals, Short Films and Music. Republic TV, founded by prolific journalist Arnab Goswami, broke records in the first week of its launch by gathering 52 per cent market share and has retained its No. 1 ranking for the past 50 weeks, setting a record in Indian media.
Republic TV’s diverse range of shows include ‘The Debate’, telecast from 9-11 pm every day except on Saturdays; ‘Nation Wants to Know’, a weekly show where eminent personalities get interviewed by Arnab Goswami; ‘Patriot’, where Major Gaurav Arya gives viewers a ringside view of the barracks of the Armed Forces; and ‘R. Glitz’, which gives viewers the lowdown on the latest news and highlights from Bollywood.