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 […]

TRAI PLANS: Channel prices cut as negotiations drag on with DTH, cable cos

Even as cable and DTH companies prepare to pull most of the expensive channels out of their base packs from December 29 over pricing issues, three broadcasters — Times Network, TV18 and Zee Entertainment — have reduced or rationalized their channel prices and packs. While Times Network has cut the price of 10 out of […]

LIST: Discovery, Turner, Times Group & Disney announce channel packs & prices

Several smaller broadcasters, including the Times Group, Discovery Communications, Disney, Turner International and Raj TV have announced channel packs and prices under the new TRAI tariff scheme applicable from December 29. Unlike the bigger names like Star, Sony and Zee, the smaller companies have announced lower prices — both for individual channels as well as […]

Arnab Goswami teases the launch of Republic TV

Arnab Goswami, arguably the most talked about Indian journalist in recent years, has released a teaser video on the upcoming launch of his new television channel Republic TV. The video shows Goswami writing a letter to Mr Gandhi — perhaps a reference to Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi — informing him that ‘he’s coming […]

Times Now criticizes nationalist lawyers, Twitter fans not amused

Times Now has surprised many fans on Twitter after the channel today adopted a tough stand against patriotic lawyers who attacked Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar and the media that they feel support “anti-nationals”. Today, on the second day of trial, Kumar was attacked for the second time by self-described nationalist lawyers, […]

Arnab Goswami chides India Today for its ‘negative campaign’ against his channel

Throwing the latest viewership numbers in its face, Arnab Goswami, editor of Times Now proclaimed that his channel had returned to No. 1 and urged his rival (read India Today) not to waste its money on futile marketing campaigns. “Each time someone mocks or apes us, our viewership grows. There is a big lesson in […]