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BARC News Channel Ratings

Information & Broadcasting Ministry asked the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC India) to resume “news channel ratings” with immediate effect. Key Facts Ministry has asked to release of viewership data of news channels as well as to release the last three months data of news channels in monthly format. As per ministry, reporting of viewership ..

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GoI forms Committee to review Television Rating System

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is to set up a committee to review the existing guidelines of Television Rating Agencies. The committee has been formed with four members under the chairmanship of CEO of Prasar Bharti Sashi Shekar Vempati. The other three members of the committee include Rajkumar Upadhyaya (Executive Director of C-Dot), Dr ..

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[Essay] Breaking News Syndrome-2

On April 19th, 2013, CNN reported “breaking news” – the police had a suspect in custody for the Boston bombing, and they were on the way to the courthouse with the suspect. One hour later, they reported “breaking news”- there was no suspect in custody, contrary to “earlier reports.” So basically, the breaking news was ..

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[Essay] Breaking News Syndrome

When Howard Beale at UBS Evening News learnt that he had only a couple of weeks more on the air, due to declining ratings, he would have been envious of his counterparts in the Indian public service broadcaster, Doordarshan. However, that was a different time altogether. Network came out in 1976. Thirty seven years hence, ..

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