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.
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.
November 10, 2020 9:43 pm
The police said in the remand report that the money had been paid between January 2020 and July 2020 for increasing the TRP of Republic. Some of the payment was also made through hawala operators, the remand stated.
November 08, 2020 11:05 am
As interim relief, the court directed Mumbai Police to call Hansa’s employees for inquiry only two days in a week for a ‘reasonable time’ until the next hearing.
November 05, 2020 6:55 am
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), which measures TV audience viewership behaviour, suspended publication of TRPs for news for eight weeks after the allegations of manipulations had surfaced.
October 29, 2020 9:46 am
The police said Ashish Chaudhary (50) was involved in spiking ratings of three news channels in exchange for money.