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‘Suspend Republic TV’: NBA appealed to Indian Broadcasting Foundation

On Monday, 18 January, The News Broadcasters Association released a statement, that the alleged WhatsApp Chats between Arnab Goswami and former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Patho Dasgupta clearly shows that there are Big games behind TRP Manipulation.

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The National Broadcasting Association has demanded Republic TV’s expulsion from the Indian Broadcasting Foundation.


On Monday NBA issued a press release regarding the manipulation/Reducing of TV ratings of other channels to give Republic TV an unfair advantage. NBA was shocked to see the messages exchanged between Goswami and Dasgupta.


Around 500-page document of conversations between Republic TV's Arnab Goswami and Former Chief Executive Officer of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Das Gupta was allegedly leaked on social media on Friday.



Advocate Prashant Bhushan has shared the leaked Whatsapp screenshots of chats between Arnab Goswami and Ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta, who is an accused in the TRP scam.


The leaked chats reveal shocking information related to Arnab Goswami's proximity with PMO and other ministers and his efforts to manipulate TRPs.


Read More: TRP Scam revealed :Whatsapp chat of Arnab Goswami made public by Prashant Bhushan


The Board also called for Republic TV’s exclusion from the BARC rating system until the final court order on the matter, writing that “NBA demands that IBF membership of Republic TV should be suspended with immediate effect till the case related to manipulation of ratings is pending in the court.”


The statement also said, “These WhatsApp messages not only reflect manipulation of ratings but is also about powerplay. The messages exchanged go on to refer to the appointment of Secretaries, Cabinet reshuffle, access to the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office), and the workings of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.”


Highlighting BARC’s lack of transparency, the NBA appealed to the Broadcast Council to “make a clear statement about the veracity of its ratings in the period during the audit and also conduct an audit of the Hindi news genre; Expunge the data of the erring broadcaster and restate the real position of rankings of all news channels from the beginning; Explain the concrete steps that have been taken by BARC in the last three months to secure the ratings.”


The statement further said that BARC’s continued releasing of ‘meddled data’ has led to reputation losses, as well as immense financial losses to news broadcasters and thus, the council must provide an explanation for the same.

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  1. Acha hua bhut jyada hi debat krta tha

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  2. Aise hi ghatiya news channel bhare pde h unko b suspend hona chahye

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