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If reports are to be believed hinting at his future plans then the senior journalist Arnab Goswami who made an exit from Times Now might be starting a news channel with a renowned politician & entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar and American media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar is an Independent MP in Rajya Sabha from Bangalore, Karnataka, elected for a second term in 2012 and an entrepreneur. He is the founder and chairman of Jupiter Capital, a financial services and investment company, and founder of BPL Mobile, a major mobile phone service provider in India, and its one of the ventures owns and operates media companies including Asianet News, Kannada Prabha, and Suvarna News 24×7.
In July 2005, he sold his 64 percent stake in BPL Communications to Essar Group for US$1.1 billion. Jupiter Capital in 2005, was founded with an initial investment of US$100 million, and currently has investments and managed assets of over US$800 million in various fields including technology and hospitality too.
The profile of Keith Rupert Murdoch adds the grand value to the dream of Arnab Goswami aspiring to create an international news channel for the country as once he stated that he wanted Times Now to be something like Fox TV of India.
Rupert Murdoch better known as the American media baron is the owner and heads the position of the Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation which is now the world’s second-largest media conglomerate, and its successors, News Corp and 21st Century Fox [currently acting CEO of Fox News]. Until March 2016, his net worth is estimated to be US$11.7 billion.
On the other side, various rumours are surfacing the internet leaving everyone surprised, when we know until yesterday, every other media portal was publishing the articles [reviews] on his Newshour debate show which used to reflect his belief that news should be “popular but not populist”. The show garners more than 70% share of television audiences and continuously manages to maintain its dominance over the other news channels.
Arnab Goswami is credited for the major success of the news channel, had been the Editor-in-chief and President-News of Times Now and ET Now for the last ten years before he reportedly had announced his resignation in an editorial meeting yesterday, seen stating that “the game has just begun”. He also made the announcement that Independent media is going to thrive, in a room full of Times Now employees.
Arnab was himself in the news recently when the Modi government provided him with Y-category’ security cover after the Intelligence Bureau perceived a threat to his life from “Pakistan based terrorist groups”.
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