Mumbai, May 02, 2017: Republic, Arnab Goswami’s most-awaited media technology venture, today announced Microsoft India as its technology partner. Through this unique partnership, Microsoft will power Republic’s broadcast techniques using some of its latest hardware and software offerings to deliver a superior news visualization experience for viewers.
Republic is an independent platform for journalists and content professionals. The venture will create a movement that will put the power of journalism into the hands of the citizens, and will be India’s first footprint in global journalism.
Commenting on the partnership, Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief and Founder, Republic said “We are excited and thrilled to work with Microsoft as we launch Republic. We are a media-tech company and we are confident that together with Microsoft, we will change the way media and technology come together for a world class product for the generation next. This partnership is just the beginning.”
“The News landscape has evolved dramatically and Republic is at the forefront of that transformation. The partnership with Microsoft will bring its first-party devices, its productivity platforms and cutting edge innovation to dramatically enhance news delivery on linear and video on demand. The Republic audience is in for a treat!” mentioned Vikas Khanchandani, CEO – Republic.
Microsoft through its mobile-first, cloud-first approach will help Republic rewrite how news is delivered to the consumer. Republic will use a range of Microsoft products and services that are designed to make newsrooms more productive. Through its computing infrastructure, Microsoft Azure will host the complete digital universe for Republic. Taking advantage of the Windows Mixed Reality experiences and cutting edge Surface Pro 4 devices, Republic is going to change the way news is consumed by viewers. Republic will also use Microsoft’s Office 365 for the collaboration and productivity needs of its employees.
“We look forward to working with the team at Republic to make this news platform a success in the market. Innovations in news formats and employing new means of storytelling are some of Republic’s value propositions. We are extremely excited to power this digital transformation in the media and entertainment space with integrated hardware and software experiences.”, said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.
Republic is India’s first independent media venture, which is managed purely by content professionals. As a media-tech company, Republic is India’s first global media brand. The channel will be committed to providing original programming and delivering in-depth analysis on news that matters to the viewers. Republic will aim to reaffirm the power and reach of independent media.
About Microsoft India
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Today, Microsoft entities in India have over 8,000 employees, engaged in sales and marketing, research and development and customer services and support, across nine Indian cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.