TRP Rip-off: Dismayed at misrepresentation of its communication by Republic TV, says BARC


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TRP Rip-off: Dismayed at misrepresentation of its communication by Republic TV, says BARC

The Broadcast Viewers Analysis Council (BARC) has expressed dismay over Republic Community disclosing the ‘personal’ and ‘confidential’ communications to the media firm in reference to the continuing investigation surrounding the TRP rip-off. 

 
In an announcement, BARC India categorically denied commenting on the probe.

“BARC has not commented on the continuing investigation and it’s offering essential help to the regulation enforcement company. BARC India is extremely dissatisfied with the actions of the Republic Community by disclosing personal and confidential communications and misrepresenting the identical,” the statment stated.

“BARC India reiterates that it has not commented on the continuing investigation and with out prejudice to BARC India’s rights, it expresses its dismay on the actions of the Republic Community,” it added. 

Earlier within the day, Republic TV claimed that the BARC has ‘confirmed that there was by no means a case in opposition to the community and there was no malpractice or illegality discovered in opposition to it’.

The media group additionally launched an alleged e mail despatched by BARC and stated that the  Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s remarks that Republic TV was concerned in fudging the TRP information was ‘primarily based on a lie’. 

BARC, on October 12, had introduced that it has paused the measurement of tv viewership rankings of stories channels for a interval of twelve weeks.

Welcoming the choice, the Information Broadcasters Affiliation (NBA) stated it was a daring transfer. 

“Latest revelations have introduced disrepute to the measurement company and by extension the published information media. The corrupted, compromised, irrationally fluctuating information is making a false narrative on What India Watches and has been placing strain on our members to take editorial calls that run counter to the journalistic values and beliefs of journalism,” NBA President Rajat Sharma had stated.

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