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Is Republic TV breaking broadcasting rules for higher viewership?

NBA lodges a formal complaint with TRAI for the first time

Arnab Goswami, republic
Arnab Goswami. Photo: Screenshot

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has accused Arnab Goswami’s news channel Republic TV of using unfair methods in order to gain TRPs. The private news channels’ self-regulatory body has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) to intervene in the matter. Interestingly, the newly launched news channel isn’t a member of the NBA yet, as its membership application is being processed. According to the formal complaint that the NBA lodged with TRAI, Republic TV has listed itself under multiple genres across cable distribution platforms. This makes ...