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TRP manipulation case: SIT arrests former BARC COO

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 04:23 PM IST
This is the 14th arrest made by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is probing the case
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Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani.(File photo)
Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani.(File photo)

TRP manipulation case: Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani gets bail

By Charul Shah | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Khanchandani was arrested on Sunday and was remanded to judicial custody on Tuesday, after which a bail plea was moved by his lawyers
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Actor Pearl V Puri is presently shooting for his forthcoming TV show Brahmarakshas 2.
Actor Pearl V Puri is presently shooting for his forthcoming TV show Brahmarakshas 2.

Pearl V Puri: There’s no destination in acting... can’t say ‘oh I’ve become a good actor now’, there’s always scope to do better

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Actor Pearl V Puri believes that there’s much more for him to explore and he just doesn’t want to make money, but the idea is to do substantial work.
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TRP fraud probe: Mumbai Police files charge sheet against 12 accused

By Charul Shah and Manish K Pathak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:29 AM IST
Mumbai police began the probe after ratings agency BARC filed a complaint through Hansa, alleging that certain television channels were rigging TRP numbers
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The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two other police officials to respond to a plea filed by Hansa Research Group Pvt Ltd, alleging harassment by the police.(HT Photo)
The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and two other police officials to respond to a plea filed by Hansa Research Group Pvt Ltd, alleging harassment by the police.(HT Photo)

TRP scam: Bombay HC seeks Maharashtra govt’s reply over charges against cops

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 04:00 PM IST
The petition filed by the company and three of its senior officials alleged that the city police was conducting the probe in an “illegal and highly objectionable” manner.
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The information and broadcasting ministry has set up a four-member committee to make “recommendations for a robust, transparent and accountable ratings system (for television) in India”(AFP)
The information and broadcasting ministry has set up a four-member committee to make “recommendations for a robust, transparent and accountable ratings system (for television) in India”(AFP)

News updates from Hindustan Times: After TRP row, Govt sets up committee for ‘transparent’ ratings and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The committee consists of Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi V Vempatti, Dr Shailabh from IIT Kanpur, Rajkumar Upadhyay from C-DOT and professor Pulak Ghosh from the Centre for Public Policy. It has to submit its report in two months. (HT File photo)
The committee consists of Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi V Vempatti, Dr Shailabh from IIT Kanpur, Rajkumar Upadhyay from C-DOT and professor Pulak Ghosh from the Centre for Public Policy. It has to submit its report in two months. (HT File photo)

Centre sets up committee for ‘transparent’ TRPs amid manipulation row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 08:36 PM IST
The decision comes a little over two weeks after the Parliamentary panel on Information Technology, chaired by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, took up the issue of Television Rating Points (TRPs).
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Given that news viewership is a small segment of overall viewership, even a small change in TRPs will mean a big swing in ad revenues(Hindustan Times)
Given that news viewership is a small segment of overall viewership, even a small change in TRPs will mean a big swing in ad revenues(Hindustan Times)

Analysis | Should corporates take a stand on TV news?

By Lloyd Mathias
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 07:29 PM IST
A combination of a more robust sample by increasing the number of household meters and systemic checks need to be put in place
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Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.(HT Archive)
Republic TV’s editor-in-chief and primetime anchor Arnab Goswami.(HT Archive)

Summon Arnab Goswami if he is named as accused in TRP scam FIR: Bombay HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who represented the Mumbai police, agreed to the suggestion that the police should first summon Goswami if the officer investigating the TRP scam decides to name him as an accused in the case
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The high court bench has agreed to start the final hearing on the plea from November 5.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
The high court bench has agreed to start the final hearing on the plea from November 5.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

‘Issue summons to Arnab Goswami if he is proposed to be addressed as accused in TRP scam FIR’: Bombay HC

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 03:06 PM IST
The TRP scam case is being heard by a bench comprising Justice SS Shinde and MS Karnik. It has said that final hearing will begin in the case from November 5.
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TRP, a tool to judge which TV programmes are viewed the most, indicates the popularity of a particular channel.(HT archives)
TRP, a tool to judge which TV programmes are viewed the most, indicates the popularity of a particular channel.(HT archives)

Rating agency BARC to pause audience estimates of news channels amid TRP fraud probe

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 02:11 PM IST
The exercise, which BARC said is likely to take eight to twelve weeks, will cover all Hindi, regional, English news and business news channels.
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Republic TV editor-in-chief and Prime Time anchor Arnab Goswami appear at NM Joshi Marg police station in Mumbai on June 10, 2020.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Republic TV editor-in-chief and Prime Time anchor Arnab Goswami appear at NM Joshi Marg police station in Mumbai on June 10, 2020.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Republic TV’s CFO doesn’t appear in fake TRP case; police summon CEO, 2 others

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka sarkar | Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Two officials of Republic Media Network (Sundaram and Singh) did not comply with the summons, citing a petition filed in the Supreme Court.
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TRP, a tool to judge which TV programmes are viewed the most, indicates the popularity of a particular channel.(HT Archive)
TRP, a tool to judge which TV programmes are viewed the most, indicates the popularity of a particular channel.(HT Archive)

TRP manipulation case: What has happened so far

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:13 AM IST
“Republic TV and two other local Mumbai channels have been found guilty of manipulating the crucial data,” said Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
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Speaking at an event organised by the RSS newsletter Panchajanya, Javadekar said TRP cannot be an excuse for provocative programmes on television and that is not journalism.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Speaking at an event organised by the RSS newsletter Panchajanya, Javadekar said TRP cannot be an excuse for provocative programmes on television and that is not journalism.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

‘TRP rating has to be stopped or improved’: Union minister Javadekar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The Television Rating Point (TRP) is a tool used to collate data on programme popularity through a device attached to the television sets in a few thousand viewers’ houses to measure impressions.
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Actors Pradeep Antony and Kalvin Raj in a promo video for Friday’s episode of Bigg Boss Tamil season 3.
Actors Pradeep Antony and Kalvin Raj in a promo video for Friday’s episode of Bigg Boss Tamil season 3.

Bigg Boss Tamil: Pradeep Antony slaps Kavin Raj, fans say channel stooping low for TRPs. Watch video

UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 07:36 PM IST
Actor Pradeep Antony has slapped friend and actor Kavin Raj on Bigg Boss Tamil 3 and many fear it may be just a stunt to get sympathy votes.
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if programmes are designed to inform and not entertain, our perception of politicians will quickly change(SHUTTERSTOCK)
if programmes are designed to inform and not entertain, our perception of politicians will quickly change(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Opinion | Blame TV for our perception of netas

PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2019 04:03 PM IST
The problem begins with our television talk shows which encourage politicians to quarrel. They seek to portray the tamasha of politics, its theatre and spectacle, rather than its content and substance.
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The results for all seven phases of the general election, which ends on May 19, will be declared on May 23.(HR Photo)
The results for all seven phases of the general election, which ends on May 19, will be declared on May 23.(HR Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM sets 3 targets for workers, stresses ‘incumbency wave’

By Sudhir Kumar and Kumar Uttam | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2019 01:00 PM IST
The three targets are: to ensure increased electoral participation of women; to reach out to firsttime voters; and to maintain civility in political discourse.
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Karan Johar’s show Koffee With Karan had cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul as guests.
Karan Johar’s show Koffee With Karan had cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul as guests.

Karan Johar on Hardik Pandya’s Koffee with Karan controversy: Had sleepless nights, it’s beyond my control now

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 06:25 PM IST
Karan Johar has said that host of Koffee with Karan, he takes responsibility for the controversy that erupted aftere the Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul episode.
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