BCCI calls the shots

IN Media Watch Briefs | 25/06/2016

Shekhar Gupta in his Walk the Talk programme on June 24 told Anurag Thakur, president BCCI, that when BCCI reserves the right to pick the anchor for the broadcast channel they select for telecast of matches, that was the 'worst form of paid news' . He also grilled Thakur on the exit of Bhogle. 'Why did you ban Harsha Bhogle?' No clear answers came from Thakur other than weak denials. But he did reveal that several broadcasting houses owe them money till date.        

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The protest against TV measurement agency BARC  by NBA-affiliated English news channels has proved to be short-lived.  A week after pulling out of BARC and removing watermarking from their feeds they have quickly returned the fold and reinserted the watermarking.  That means the agency will now continue to capture ratings of other channels as well.  (Television Post)                         

The Quint reports that Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, has filed a civl defamation case against Arnab Goswami of Republic TV  for the story recently broadcast by the channel saying that Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar had been murdered.  He is seeking damages of Rs 2 crore from Goswami. At one point in the story Goswami referred to him as a cold-blooded murderer. Tharoor told the website that the case would be taken up on May 29.                        

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