Normal TV schedules to be resumed after 100-day mourning period

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BANGKOK,(NNT) – The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has issued broadcasting guidelines after a 100-day mourning period for the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. All normal programs will be resumed.

Thailand News 18-01-17 4 NNT Normal TV schedules to be resumed after 100-day mourning period 1JPG

NBTC Chairman Col. Natee Sukolrat said the NBTC’s meeting on Tuesday approved the broadcasting guidelines which include requiring that all stations immediately relay signals from the TV Pool of Thailand when it broadcasts the royal funeral ceremonies. As for the “King’s Philosophy for Sustainable Development” program, all stations are required to relay signals from the TV Pool every Friday to air the program.

Normal programs of each station can be aired in accordance with the the NBTC’s regulating of TV program content. All stations are suggested to air programs about the work of the late King and documentaries in honor of King Rama X and members of the Royal Family until the the royal cremation ceremony concludes.

TV hosts and announcers are advised to wear polite and appropriate clothes of normal colors. All TV stations should show a symbol of mourning at the lower right corner of the TV screen until the royal cremation ceremony passes. Commercials can be aired in accordance with the content of programs in each period of time.