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Network18 beats competitors again as News18 India, CNN-News18 and CNBC-TV18 get top ratings
India

Network18 beats competitors again as News18 India, CNN-News18 and CNBC-TV18 get top ratings

In the English General News segment, CNN-News18 beat Republic TV, Times Now and India Today Television for the top spot, while in the Hindi General News segment News18 India trumped Aaj Tak and Republic Bharat

BARC Recruitment 2022: Register for 89 Stenographer, Driver and other posts; check official notice here
Education

BARC Recruitment 2022: Register for 89 Stenographer, Driver and other posts; check official notice here

Candidates can submit their applications from 1 to 31 July. Through this recruitment drive, BARC aims to fill up a total of 89 vacancies

Centre tells BARC to release news ratings for news channels with 'immediate effect'
Business

Centre tells BARC to release news ratings for news channels with 'immediate effect'

This comes after over a year of suspension of television news ratings following the controversy surrounding the alleged TRP (television rating points) scam which came to the fore in October 2020

TRP scam case: Times Group sends legal notice to BARC, demands Rs 450-cr as compensation
India

TRP scam case: Times Group sends legal notice to BARC, demands Rs 450-cr as compensation

The company contended that the ratings agency 'wilfully and deliberately' did not take action on the findings of a July 2020 report commissioned after whistleblower allegations about TRP manipulation

TRP 'scam': Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta hospitalised in Mumbai after blood sugar levels shoot up
India

TRP 'scam': Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta hospitalised in Mumbai after blood sugar levels shoot up

Dasgupta' daughter, Pratyusha Dasgupta, took to Twitter to allege that he was tortured in prison, and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others to 'save his life'

Fake TRP case: Won't take coercive action against Arnab Goswami till 29 Jan, Mumbai Police tells Bombay HC
India

Fake TRP case: Won't take coercive action against Arnab Goswami till 29 Jan, Mumbai Police tells Bombay HC

ARG Media had filed several pleas and interim applications in the HC urging the court to transfer the probe in the case to CBI, stay any further investigation in the case, and to restrain the police from taking any coercive action

TRP scam: Court rejects bail plea of former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, says he played 'vital role'
India

TRP scam: Court rejects bail plea of former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, says he played 'vital role'

The material collected by the investigating officer shows that Dasgupta manipulated TRP for particular channels by using his office as the CEO of BARC, the court observed

TRP scam case: Mumbai court rejects former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta's bail plea
India

TRP scam case: Mumbai court rejects former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta's bail plea

Mumbai Police's crime branch had argued that Dasgupta, in connivance with another senior BARC official and ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd's owner Arnab Goswami, manipulated the TRPs of Republic TV and Republic Bharat (Hindi)

Mumbai Police arrests Partho Dasgupta, ex-CEO of rating agency BARC, in TRP scam case
India

Mumbai Police arrests Partho Dasgupta, ex-CEO of rating agency BARC, in TRP scam case

Dasgupta is the fifteenth person to be arrested in the case related to alleged rigging of television rating points by some television channels

TRP scam case: Former COO of ratings agency BARC Romil Ramgarhia arrested in Mumbai
India

TRP scam case: Former COO of ratings agency BARC Romil Ramgarhia arrested in Mumbai

This is the 14th arrest in the case. On Sunday, the Mumbai Police had arrested Republic Media Network's Chief Executive Officer Vikas Khanchandani in connection to the scam

TRP scam case: Mumbai court grants bail to Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani
India

TRP scam case: Mumbai court grants bail to Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani

The police began a probe into the alleged scam after ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council filed a complaint through Hansa Research Agency about rigging of TRP by some channels

TRP scam case: Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani arrested in Mumbai
India

TRP scam case: Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani arrested in Mumbai

Republic TV has stated that it will move the holiday court against the arrest

'Highly disappointed': BARC charges Republic TV with misrepresenting private communication
India

'Highly disappointed': BARC charges Republic TV with misrepresenting private communication

The BARC statement came after Republic TV disclosed what it said was an email conversation between the agency's CEO Sunil Lulla and Republic Media Network CEO Vikas Khanchandan

TRP scam case: BARC says disappointed with Republic TV for 'disclosing, misrepresenting' confidential communication
India

TRP scam case: BARC says disappointed with Republic TV for 'disclosing, misrepresenting' confidential communication

The statement comes after the Republic Media Network earlier in the day claimed that BARC, in an email said it had found no complaint or evidence of malpractice against Republic TV, RepublicBharat or any of its affiliates

BARC temporarily suspends weekly ratings of news channels to review system amid TRP scam
India

BARC temporarily suspends weekly ratings of news channels to review system amid TRP scam

The exercise would cover all Hindi, Regional, English News and Business News channels with immediate effect, the rating agency said in a statement

'Like any other citizen, go to Bombay High Court': SC directs Republic TV on next steps in fake TRP case
India

'Like any other citizen, go to Bombay High Court': SC directs Republic TV on next steps in fake TRP case

Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the media house, expressed apprehension about the ongoing probe saying 'of late, there is a tendency that commissioners are giving interviews'

Fake TRP scam: Two top Republic TV editors appear before Mumbai Police's crime branch
India

Fake TRP scam: Two top Republic TV editors appear before Mumbai Police's crime branch

The scam came to light when rating agency BARC filed a complaint through Hansa Research Group, alleging that certain television channels were rigging TRP numbers

Mumbai Police busts ‘fake TRPs’ racket; Republic TV among three channels under scanner
India

Mumbai Police busts ‘fake TRPs’ racket; Republic TV among three channels under scanner

The police said that households were allegedly paid Rs 400 to Rs 500 per month to keep channels switched on the entire day

Ramayan re-telecast rakes up 170 mn views for four episodes, becomes highest watched Hindi entertainment show
Entertainment

Ramayan re-telecast rakes up 170 mn views for four episodes, becomes highest watched Hindi entertainment show

Ramayan was relaunched last Saturday amid the gloomy times of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a lot of thrust laid by the government machinery to popularise the series.