Mumbai: Following the fake Television Rating Points (TRP) scam, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) on Thursday announced a temporary suspension of weekly ratings of news channels across languages.
The council intends to review and augment the current standards of measurement to improve on 'statistical robustness', and the exercise will result in a 'pause' in the weekly ratings for up to 12 weeks, an official statement said.
Earlier, at least five people have been arrested by the city police which busted the scam. Those arrested include news channel employees, while the police is also questioning executives of Arnab Goswami-led Republic TV with regard to the case.
Republic TV has denied any wrongdoing.