BARC Ratings: India Today beats Times Now, gains on Republic TV

The sudden increase in the number of people watching TV news has led to massive changes in the ranking tables of English news channels in India, with ‘centrist’ channels like India Today and CNN-News18 making strong gains. Latest data from rating agency BARC India shows strong gains for India Today Television, which has beaten long-time […]

Smaller channels struggling to survive under new TRAI rules – NBA

Recent changes in how television channels are priced and distributed have given an advantage to large broadcasting companies, helping them push out smaller and regional channels, India’s biggest association of news broadcasters warned. If left unchecked, the current trends would result in a loss of plurality and the establishment of monopolistic market in the country, […]

Republic TV’s 5-star Facebook ratings disappear mysteriously

Tens of thousands of five-star ratings given to Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV mysteriously disappeared over night, pushing the rating on the channel’s official page to a low of 2.1 stars out of 5.0. It is not clear why the ratings were removed. Over the last three days, the channel has come under a ‘rating attack’ […]

Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV gets derated by Malayalis

Republic TV, the channel launched by Arnab Goswami — the former editor of Times Now — has come in for a barrage of criticism on social media after Malayalis took offence to what has been portrayed as repeated attempts by the channel to tarnish the reputation of the state. The channel, which used to be […]

Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV launching this weekend

Republic TV, the English-language television channel headed by journalist Arnab Goswami will go on air on several cable and DTH platforms in India starting Friday evening. Official confirmation came from Dish TV, India’s oldest DTH platform, which confirmed that the channel will be made available starting from Saturday. Subscribers of Dish TV will get the […]

Republic TV will be nationalist, pro-military & global – Arnab Goswami

Republic TV, the upcoming news channel, will be staunchly nationalist and pro-military, and will attempt to bring back ‘balance’ into a media dominated by a small set of academics and intellectuals in the capital, going by the comments of Arnab Goswami, the head of the channel. “All Indians should be pro military and pro India. If that makes […]

Tata Sky starts testing Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV, launch tomorrow?

Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV’s is reported to be readying for its launch next week, with DTH operator Tata Sky starting test transmission of the channel. The channel is expected to carry the number 616, and be officially available from 10 PM on Friday, May 5. UPDATE: The channel will be launched this weekend. Separately, the channel […]