CASBAA Urges Thai Regulators to Adopt Market-Friendly Approach

Monday, 03 September 2012

CASBAA submitted views to the Thai National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on proposed rules for licensing companies in the television business. CASBAA’s submission stressed the need for an industry-friendly licensing regime for international TV channels, and also urged tightening of provisions designed to ensure respect for intellectual property rights. CASBAA also suggested the NBTC seek over time a relaxation of 2008 legislation containing excessively strict limits on pay-TV advertising, and on foreign investment in Thai pay-TV companies.

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NBTC_Submission_and_CASBAA_Briefing_Paper (Thai Version)


Thai pay-TV galvanized by ads

Friday, 01 June 2012

Between 2006 and 2008, Thailand removed the ban on broadcast of advertising which had handicapped the pay-TV industry for 15 years.   With hindsight, the results are now clear and they are striking:  a vast flowering of new indigenous channels, lower consumer rates, and a more stable funding model for growth in satellite and cable television.   The attached briefing paper describes the beneficial outcome for Thai consumers and the pay-TV industry.

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CASBAA writes to Thai Senate clarifying international practice on exclusive carriage

Thursday, 10 July 2008

A subcommittee of the Thai Senate recently held hearings on regulation of the broadcasting industry, and a number of inaccurate statements were made about international practices with regard to regulation of exclusivity. CASBAA wrote to the Chairman to set the record straight. The letter can be found here. And a supplementary paper, for member companies' information and use, is here.

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