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Arnab Goswami gave me $12,000, Rs. 40L: Former BARC CEO

25 Jan 2021

Arnab Goswami gave me $12,000, Rs. 40L: Former BARC CEO

Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami paid former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dasgupta $12,000 and Rs. 40 lakh over three years for favorable TRPs (Television Rating Points), according to a supplementary charge sheet filed in the TRP scam case.

TRP scam: WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami, ex-BARC CEO leaked

15 Jan 2021

TRP scam: WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami, ex-BARC CEO leaked

The Mumbai Police, which is probing the alleged TRP (Television Rating Points) scam, has reportedly released alleged WhatsApp chats between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and ex-CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta.

TRP scam: Mumbai Police arrests Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani

13 Dec 2020

TRP scam: Mumbai Police arrests Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani

The Mumbai Police on Sunday arrested Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani in connection with a scam about the manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points).

CBI takes over TRP scam probe over complaint in UP

20 Oct 2020

CBI takes over TRP scam probe over complaint in UP

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday took over the probe into the alleged manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points) by three news channels, including Republic TV.

Amid TRP fraud controversy, BARC pauses ratings of news channels

15 Oct 2020

Amid TRP fraud controversy, BARC pauses ratings of news channels

Just as news channels remain embroiled in a petty fight over who leads the viewership race, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has decided to pause weekly ratings for three months.

TRP scam: Republic TV CFO skips Mumbai Police summons

10 Oct 2020

TRP scam: Republic TV CFO skips Mumbai Police summons

Shiva Subramaniyam Sundaram, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Republic TV, has requested the Mumbai Police to reschedule the summons issued to him into a scam about the manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points).

Republic, two other news channels under scanner for TRP manipulation

08 Oct 2020

Republic, two other news channels under scanner for TRP manipulation

In a stunning revelation, Mumbai Police on Thursday claimed three news channels, including Arnab Goswami's Republic TV, are under scanner for TRP manipulation.

#IPL2020: BCCI responds as broadcasters express reservations about schedule

20 Jul 2020

#IPL2020: BCCI responds as broadcasters express reservations about schedule

The BCCI Apex Council members, on Friday, had revealed the provisional schedule for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.

'Ramayan' breaks records, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

03 Apr 2020

'Ramayan' breaks records, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

Three-decades-old Ramayan is a hit on TV, once again!

TRP report: Amitabh Bachchan's 'KBC 11' proves its mettle

19 Sep 2019

TRP report: Amitabh Bachchan's 'KBC 11' proves its mettle

After witnessing a significant dip in TRPs last week, the latest report released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) came with a sigh of relief.

#TRPReport: Is Amitabh Bachchan's 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' losing grip?

12 Sep 2019

#TRPReport: Is Amitabh Bachchan's 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' losing grip?

The much-awaited TRP ratings for week 36 have been released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC), and it doesn't look like encouraging for many shows.

TRP report: 'TMKOC,' 'KBC11' win hearts, witness jump in ratings

06 Sep 2019

TRP report: 'TMKOC,' 'KBC11' win hearts, witness jump in ratings

The Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) has finally released the much-awaited TRP report (a day late though) for week 35, and looks like it hasn't changed much.

TRP report: 'KBC 11' makes it to top 5 shows

29 Aug 2019

TRP report: 'KBC 11' makes it to top 5 shows

It's Thursday, and the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) has released its TRP report of the television shows for week 34.

TRP report: 'The Kapil Sharma Show' back in top 5

23 Aug 2019

TRP report: 'The Kapil Sharma Show' back in top 5

The Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) has released the TRP report of top television shows of 33rd week.

BJP is top advertiser on TV, beats Amazon, Netflix, Trivago

23 Nov 2018

BJP is top advertiser on TV, beats Amazon, Netflix, Trivago

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has surpassed streaming giants Amazon and Netflix in advertising on television, ahead of crucial assembly elections in five states, ET reports.

95% homes in South India have a TV: BARC India

29 Aug 2018

95% homes in South India have a TV: BARC India

The total TV penetration is highest in Southern India with 95% of homes in the five states owning a television set, a survey stated.

Happy to see how 'Hichki' resonated with audiences: Director Siddharth

23 Jun 2018

Happy to see how 'Hichki' resonated with audiences: Director Siddharth

Filmmaker Siddharth P Malhotra says he is happy that his last directorial venture "Hichki" was well-received by the audiences, especially women.

'Rising Star' goes up on the TRP charts

24 Feb 2018

'Rising Star' goes up on the TRP charts

In a rejoice for the team of 'Rising Star', the singing reality show is now among the top 5 shows on Television.

How Doordarshan's revolutionary Free Dish helped private companies instead

17 Oct 2017

How Doordarshan's revolutionary Free Dish helped private companies instead

In 2002, Doordarshan launched DD Direct, a direct-to-home (DTH) service run by Prasar Bharati, to compete with emerging competitors.

NDTV to sell some of its strategic assets

18 Apr 2017

NDTV to sell some of its strategic assets

New Delhi Television or NDTV Ltd has notified BSE and NSE as per the Company's Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading, that it would close its trading window as it has convened a board-meeting to discuss the potential sale of some of its strategic assets.

Kapil Sharma Show gets good ratings but continues to nosedive

16 Apr 2017

Kapil Sharma Show gets good ratings but continues to nosedive

Data from the Broadcast Audience Research Council showed that the 'Kapil Sharma Show' fared better than Indian Idol Grand Finale, where Sunil Grover made a guest appearance.

Sunil Grover to launch own show after Kapil Sharma tiff?

12 Apr 2017

Sunil Grover to launch own show after Kapil Sharma tiff?

In what could end the Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover tiff, India Today reported that Grover had signed a deal with Sony for his own show.

Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover fight: Will Sharma's show face the axe?

02 Apr 2017

Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover fight: Will Sharma's show face the axe?

Kapil Sharma must have never imagined that things would take a turn for the worse, after his mid-air brawl with his co-star Sunil Grover.