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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.