After the Mumbai Police Commissioner, Param Bir Singh exposed the Fake TRP scandal, there are strong reactions coming in from all over.
A few channels have been exposed to bribing people to jack up their TRP or Television Rating Points that directly affect the advertising revenues. BARC, an organisation that measures TRP had hired Hansa, a company to install and maintain barometers. These barometers are placed in certain households all over the country and measure TRP.
Some ex-employees gave out this confidential information to a few channels including Republic TV. These channels bribed the households to watch their channels the entire day to increase TRP.
Shiv Sena, is demanding to arrest Republic TV’s editor Arnab Goswami for the scandal. They have commented on the manipulation of the ratings as a huge crime and have demanded justice for the same.