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Police record statement from Republic TV COO | India News

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MUMBAI: The Mumbai criminal arm investigating the TRP manipulation scam recorded the statement from Republic TV Chief Operating Officer (COO) Priya Mukherjee on Tuesday. The police will continue to question her on Wednesday. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vikas Khanchandani will also join the investigation.
The criminal wing is investigating the role of Republic TV, Fakt Marathi, Box Cinema, News Nation, Maha Movies, and the Wow music channel to inflate audience figures, a key parameter that media buying houses consider when placing ads.
The channels are accused of paying money to households, where bar-o-meters are installed, to keep televisions tuned to their channels. So far, the police have arrested 12 people in the case, including Ghanshyam Singh, head of distribution for ARG Outlier Media Private Limited, which operates Republic TV. Ghanshyam is accused of distributing money to manipulate the channel’s audience.

Times of India

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