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Republic ropes in Priya Mukherjee as distribution head

MUMBAI: Arnab Goswami’s new TV and digital media tech company Republic has appointed Priya Mukherjee as the head of distribution.

Mukherjee will look after the entire distribution portfolio as Republic will be available across India and international markets.

Priya MukherjeeMukherjee has moved from Bloomberg Quint where she headed TV distribution. She brings with her 17 years of experience in the media industry with achievements in broadcasting and distribution operations. She has been part of the launch teams of several TV channels in India. She earlier worked with organisations such as Discovery Channel, One Alliance, Network18 and Den Networks.

Commenting on Mukherjee’s appointment, Republic founder Arnab Goswami said, “We are very excited to get Priya on board our growing Republic team. She’s an exceptional professional with an outstanding track record. She is an emerging young leader in the television business. Priya will work closely with our CEO Vikas Khanchandani to take us into every home in the country.”

On her new role, Mukherjee stated, “I am excited to be a part of Republic, which I believe will play a significant role in revolutionising the news and current affairs genre cutting across segments of viewers and the public. This is going to be a wonderful journey.”

Goswami has been recruiting catalysts for his team, who would make his new venture a comprehensive set-up for the new media landscape. Republic will be an independent platform for journalists and content professionals. The venture aims to aspire and create a movement that will put the power of journalism into the hands of the citizens, and will be India’s first footprint into global journalism.

Recently, Republic appointed ad sales veteran Vikas Khanchandani as its chief executive officer. The new media technology venture has also partnered online professional networking platform LinkedIn as its exclusive platform for finding talent to grow the team. This tie-up has given access to identify and connect with prospective candidates from the platform’s network of 39 million members in India and 467 million globally.

As reported earlier by TelevisionPost.com, Republic is backed by a clutch of investors including Rajya Sabha MP and Asianet News Network CMD Rajeev Chandrasekhar, DEN Networks promoter Sameer Manchanda, veteran investment banker Hemendra Kothari, Asian Heart Institute’s Ramakanta Panda, R Naresh and Shobhana Ramachandhran of TVS Tyres, and Niranjan Shah, owner of Renaissance Jewellery in Mumbai.