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COO Chauhan to lead Republic TV's digital venture, formal announcement on 6 July (updated)

MUMBAI: Senior journalist-turned entrepreneur Arnab Goswami's Republic TV has announced the forthcoming launch of what it called "the largest conglomerate on digital news' -- republicworld.com.

Speaking to indiantelevision.com, Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani said that the incumbent COO Jay Chauhan would lead the digital venture. "We are planning to make a formal announcement on 6 July -- the logistics are being worked out," the CEO said.

Republic TV has uploaded on its Facebook page a video it has shot with actress Kangana Ranaut. "It's a vertical video optimised for mobile," Khanchandani said in a call from Delhi.

Earlier, at Zee Melt in Mumbai., Republic TV had announced the launch of VR television for what it called 'for the first-ever time in India'. Republic TV editor Goswami had  then said that VR would have a separate and original feed on Republic World digital platform.

Republic World was said to have tied up with American and Canadian companies on the technology front. Virtual Reality (VR) is the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.

Chauhan had then said that Virtual Reality was the first of Republic TV's initiatives to bring new content experiences to the audience.

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