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Republic Bharat UK launch date confirmed

Republic Bharat, India’s leading Hindi news channel is set to launch this month in the UK on Sky. can exclusively reveal that Arnab Goswami led channel will officially begin broadcasting on Thursday 15th August 2019, which happens to be India’s Independence Day.

As revealed first on, Republic Bharat will be a free-to-air service, which will be positioned on Sky channel 708. The slot was previously occupied by Zing before it ceased broadcasting in the UK. This will result in Republic Bharat sitting between ZEE Cinema (707) and ZEE TV (709).

Republic Bharat will be handled in the UK by World Media Connect – the same team behind channels PTC Punjabi, Foodxp and Travelxp.

Tests of Republic Bharat on Sky can be seen here:
-> Using your Sky Digi remote, go to Services Menu
-> Select System Setup
-> Select Add Channels
-> Enter frequency: 11.568 (V), FEC: 5/6, SR: 22000 / DVB-S / QPSK
-> Find Channels and Press SELECT
-> Highlight “54146” service and press Yellow button
-> Return to Services Menu
-> Other Channels (6) on STB / (8) on Sky+
-> Click on “54146” to view the channel