The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has expressed dismay over Republic Network disclosing the ‘personal’ and ‘confidential’ communications to the media firm in reference to the continuing investigation surrounding the TRP rip-off.
In a press release, BARC India categorically denied commenting on the probe.
“BARC has not commented on the ongoing investigation and it is providing necessary assistance to the law enforcement agency. BARC India is highly disappointed with the actions of the Republic Network by disclosing private and confidential communications and misrepresenting the same,” the statment mentioned.
“BARC India reiterates that it has not commented on the ongoing investigation and without prejudice to BARC India’s rights, it expresses its dismay at the actions of the Republic Network,” 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 mentioned that the Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh’s remarks that Republic TV was concerned in fudging the TRP knowledge was ‘based mostly on a lie’.
BARC, on October 12, had introduced that it has paused the measurement of tv viewership rankings of information channels for a interval of twelve weeks.
Welcoming the choice, the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) mentioned it was a daring transfer.
“Recent revelations have introduced disrepute to the measurement company and by extension the published information media. The corrupted, compromised, irrationally fluctuating knowledge 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 mentioned.
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