Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicTV channels

Topic: TV channels

Stop airing ‘misleading’ Naaptol & Sensodyne ads, govt tells private TV channels

Nidhi Khare, head of Central Consumer Protection Authority, a statutory body that protects consumers’ rights, says both firms did not submit data to substantiate their claims.

‘Hitting okay, but no hugging’ — Pakistanis speak out against new PEMRA rules for TV

Many criticised PEMRA for allowing domestic violence scenes while asking TV channels to refrain from ‘hugging and caressing’ content in its recent notice.

To save TV channels and get quality content, India needs better regulator than TRAI

Design flaws in TRAI are directly responsible for the TV sector becoming litigious, and the regulator’s continued interference could mean the end of it.

Rihanna’s tweet took TV news back to ’70s. No foreign criticism of India allowed

Instead of showing the BJP boast about Budget 2021, TV channels chose to defend the ‘military zone’ at Delhi borders, and attack Rahul Gandhi and Rihanna.

From Smriti Irani to Ravi Shankar Prasad — Modi’s ‘TV’ cabinet fought Opposition well

News channels found the Opposition, middlemen, Khalistanis and other miscreants responsible for farmers’ protests.

Modi’s boat ride got the coverage, but on TV, kisan won the sympathy vote

When a Zee News reporter tried to explain a gathering how the new farm laws helped farmers, one of them interrupted — we are educated, don’t tell us what to say.

TV channels spent the week teaching viewers how to wear a mask and what ‘love-jihad’ is

Anchors on NDTV India, NDTV 24x7 and India Today, like Rajdeep Sardesai, were distinctly uncomfortable with the UP government’s move.

Delhi HC advisories to TV channels gratuitous. Need to make civil libel processes faster

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TV channels went from being investigator, judge to ‘accused’, ‘victim’. And news returned

Could it be that Indian news channels realised that their SSR trials had no proof to back allegations? Or did the Modi govt send them an off-the-record message?

BARC suspends weekly publishing of ratings for news channels amid ‘fake TRP’ row

BARC will continue to release audience estimates for the overall news genre every week by state and language, but channel-wise audience estimates data will not be released.

On Camera

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Defence

Representational image of Pangong Tso | ThePrint

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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