Cash strapped Thai TV off air


BANGKOK – The “Thai TV” digital TV channel has terminated its broadcasts while the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) has confirmed it didn’t order the channel off the air. The commission will meet on Monday to discuss the matter. 

Thai TV went dark on Sunday morning after an extension of its second license fee installment payment was still unfulfilled on 31st October 2015. NBTC Secretary-General Thakon Tanthasit said Thai TV might have been blacked out by Thai PBS—its digital TV network provider.

The secretary-general reiterated that the commission had not ordered Thai TV to stop broadcasting or cut its network signal, saying he would ask an NBTC meeting to consider the channel’s blackout, on 2nd November 2015.