Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: BARC

In the year of Covid, TV news appealed more to Indians than entertainment channels

BARC report shows TV news grew at the highest, at 27%, while the viewership for general entertainment channels and movies rose by 9% and 10%, respectively.

Times Group sends legal notice to BARC, demands compensation of Rs 450 crore in damages

Giving seven-days time to comply, the legal notice warned that the media group will be constrained to adopt criminal and also civil action against the BARC.

‘Overvalued shares, expensive ads, false growth projection’ — allegations against Republic TV

An interim forensic audit report of Mumbai Police probe into the TRP manipulation case has alleged financial irregularities by ARG Outlier, which owns Republic TV.

‘NSA, PMO hooked to Republic’ — Arnab Goswami ‘WhatsApp chats’ give TRP scandal new twist

Purported WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami and ex-BARC chief executive, recorded in TRP case charge sheet, refer to former’s ‘friendship’ with Smriti Irani & ‘reach in govt’.

Found proof against Republic TV, Arnab Goswami in TRP case— Police to Bombay High Court

The court adjourned the matter without hearing any arguments and Mumbai Police agreed to continue its previous assurance of not taking any coercive action till 15 January.

Mumbai court rejects former BARC CEO’s bail plea, says he played ‘vital role’ in TRP scam

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

No ‘significant impact’ of BARC data blackout as TV channels say ads not linked to ratings

Industry experts say BARC’s suspension of ratings didn’t impact the channels’ revenues as advertisers look at total viewership volumes released by BARC and also use previous data.

Court sends former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta to police custody in alleged TRP scam

Dasgupta is the fifteenth person to be arrested in the case related to alleged rigging of Television Rating Points (TRP) by some TV channels.

Mumbai police arrests ex-COO of ratings agency BARC in TRP scam case

Police Sunday arrested Republic Media Network's CEO Vikas Khanchandani in connection with the scam and he was granted bail Wednesday.

Mumbai court grants bail to Republic Media Network CEO in alleged TRP rigging scam

Republic Network CEO Vikas Khanchandani, who was arrested Sunday from his residence by the police's Crime Intelligence Unit, was granted bail on a cash surety of Rs 50,000.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.