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Thursday, January 21, 2021



TRP scam case: Mumbai Court likely to pass order on Partho Dasgupta's bail plea

January 20, 2021 3:05 am

The arguments on his bail plea concluded on Tuesday with the Mumbai Police objecting to his release.

Baghel seeks SC-monitored probe in Arnab's purported chats

January 19, 2021 5:03 am

Asked about the purported chats widely reported in the media which mentioned that Goswami was privy to the 2019 Balakot air strikes in Pakistan, Baghel said the matter pertains to national security.

Fake TRP Case: ED questions two BARC officers for over 5 hours ahead of HC hearing

January 14, 2021 10:39 pm

Earlier this week, the ED questioned the chief financial officer (CFO) of India Today Group for over seven hours in the case.

Panel looking into TRP system submits report to Broadcasting Ministry

January 13, 2021 9:27 am

After panel submitted its report, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar hinted that the recommendations include increasing the number of meters that are installed in households to capture television viewership.

TRP scam case: Court rejects bail plea of former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta

January 04, 2021 7:37 pm

Dasgupta's lawyers are likely to challenge the order before the sessions court. Police had claimed in their remand plea that he had received kickbacks in return of the favourable ratings.

BARC audit report confirms ex-executives spiked TRPs: Mumbai police

December 26, 2020 4:29 am

While BARC received the report in July, it was only after the Mumbai police wrote to them specifically seeking all documents relating to the alleged TRP scam that it sent the report to the police last week, nearly two months after the FIR was registered.

BARC’s former CEO arrested in TRP scam

December 25, 2020 2:45 am

While the police earlier arrested 12 persons involved in helping six channels and filed a chargesheet against them, the focus has now moved to the WhatsApp chats that the police found on the phones of some of the arrested accused.

TRP scam: Ex-BARC chief operating officer held

December 18, 2020 2:03 am

Romil Ramgarhia was produced before the Mumbai metropolitan magistrate court and remanded in police custody till December 19. According to the police, this is the 14th arrest in the case.

Bombay HC directs TV Today Network to deposit Rs 5 lakh in its registry

October 27, 2020 4:54 pm

A division bench of Justice Nitin M Jamdar and Justice Milind N Jadhav was hearing TV Today’s plea against a July 31 BARC order and warning letter imposing the deposit on the network and alleging "viewership malpractice" and violation of the Council’s code of conduct.

Helping law enforcement agencies in news channel TRP probe, says BARC

October 18, 2020 2:29 am

“Our efforts on combating infiltration are focused on the individual(s) responsible for these activities and we firmly believe that television channels are committed to maintaining a clean and transparent ecosystem,” BARC stated.


Most watched Indian television shows: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah top the BARC chart in week 1

January 12, 2018 2:48 pm

The Broadcast Audience Research Council ratings for week 1 of 2018 are here. Long-running sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah managed to sweep past all shows and attain the top position in the urban market.

Most watched Indian television shows: Super Dancer 2 gains traction in week 49

December 15, 2017 7:28 am

The Broadcast Audience Research Council ratings for week 49 are here. Sriti Jha-Shabir Ahluwalia's Kumkum Bhagya managed to beat its spin-off Kundali Bhagya to become the most watched show in the urban market.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits BARC

July 22, 2014 9:47 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai on Monday (July 21).