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    TV ratings scam: Times Network mulls legal action against BARC

    According to the chargesheet filed by Mumbai Police, former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta and former COO Romil Ramgarhia suppressed ratings of Times Now with the intention of favouring Republic TV in the English news genre, thereby fraudulently declaring the latter as No. 1, even when Times Now had consistently posted higher numbers and was undisputed leader of the genre.

    Justice Gita Mittal appointed chairperson of broadcasters’ self regulatory body

    Founded in June 2011, BCCC is the independent self-regulatory body set up by the IBF to examine content-related complaints relating to all non-news and general entertainment channels in India.

    Google inks payment deal with French Media

    Payments are to be calculated individually and will be based on criteria including internet viewing figures and the amount of information published. The deal covers papers that carry “political and general news”, the statement said.

    Netflix keeps growing in pandemic, tops 200 mn subscribers

    Paid membership increased 23 percent in the final quarter of 2020 when compared with the same period a year earlier, but average revenue per membership was flat, according to the Silicon Valley based company.

    TRP scam: Did BARC brush investigations under the carpet?

    Senior executives in media companies are miffed with the BARC board and its management for not disclosing the details of the forensic report with the subscribers, especially those who were impacted due to the alleged manipulation.

    Bombay HC to TV channels: Show restraint in cases under investigation

    The Bombay High Court on Monday said electronic news channels should exercise restrain and ‘regulate’ their coverage, debates and discussion when an investigation is going on in any criminal case.

    TRP manipulation: NBA asks BARC to suspend ratings of Republic TV till final court order

    In a statement issued on Monday, NBA has said that the manipulation of ratings by Republic TV has “immensely damaged” the “reputation” of the broadcast industry and therefore it should be kept out of BARC rating system till final court order.

    Parliamentary IT Panel summons Facebook, Twitter on misuse of online news media

    The parliamentary panels have maintained that officials from most of these social media sites have failed to give satisfactory replies. The hearing of the IT panel scheduled for January 21 assumes significance in this regard.

    ‘Ex-BARC execs gave Arnab Goswami information to raise ratings’

    The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) had also written to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) against some of the allegedly wrong practices of Republic TV.

    Former Star India Chairman Uday Shankar joins hands with James Murdoch’s Lupa Systems

    Lupa Systems has so far invested in Vice Media, the Tribeca Film Festival and Art Basel globally and digital news platform Dailyhunt and online education start-up Harappa Education in India.

    Choksi plea to pre-screen Netflix series academic exercise, says Delhi High Court

    Choksi plea to pre-screen Netflix series academic exercise, says Delhi High Court

    Senior advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul, appearing for Netflix, said there was only a two-minute reference to Choksi, as the uncle of Nirav Modi, in the entire series and no case of violation of the fundamental right to a fair trial was made out.

    View: Free media have the right to exclude content; that is not censorship

    View: Free media have the right to exclude content; that is not censorship

    The European Union (EU) has been at the fore of regulating US internet giants.

    Cable, DTH players want increment mechanism in network capacity fee

    Cable, DTH players want increment mechanism in network capacity fee

    Nagpal added that DTH players have urged the regulator to add an automatic, time-bound increment mechanism linked to a suitable index.

    Newsrooms need to be more inclusive: Journalist Faye D'Souza

    Newsrooms need to be more inclusive: Journalist Faye D'Souza

    "Much of our news is often given from a very established, privileged perspective," said D'Souza. "We need to be more inclusive, we need to have people in our newsrooms from different backgrounds, genders, and castes," she said.

    Madstax by ET Catalyse Ep 02: Attribution and channel efficacy - can a unified standard emerge?

    Madstax by ET Catalyse Ep 02: Attribution and channel efficacy - can a unified standard emerge?

    There is no single channel to engage a consumer. The touchpoints are many and the brand would do well to be present at these touchpoints, as frequently as they can. But what does it take for different platforms to get their fair share of success? Is there a unified approach to measure the efficacy of all platforms which provides these touchpoints? How does models like "multi-touch attribution" or "assisted attribution" help each player across the value chain to get their due share? And what is the cost of misattribution ? Catch Deepak Ajwani, Editor, et.com in conversation with our expert panel featuring Durga Raghunath, Digital Head, Times of India platform; Rahul Khosla, CEO, Altudo and Regional MD, SimilarWeb and Shiladitya Mukhopadhyaya, GM & VP, Business, CleverTap.

    Video-based content yielded highest returns for brands during lockdown: Report

    Video-based content yielded highest returns for brands during lockdown: Report

    The report by Octane Research and DMAasia, which put together data from over 250 plus chief marketing officers, said consumers rated videos as the most “impactful” among all content platforms.

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