Central Administrative Court rules in favour of Thai TV

Central Administrative Court rules in favour of Thai TV

 

The Central Administrative Court on Tuesday ruled in favour of Thai TV co, allowing it to relinquish its digital licences as National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission failed to oversee the transition to digital terrestrial television.

 

On June 30 last year, Thai TV sued the broadcast regulator for Bt700 million in compensation for its alleged failures in overseeing the transition to digital terrestrial television.

 

Facing failure over the transition, the company refused to pay the remaining instalments of its up-front digital TV licence fees, amounting Bt1.6 billion, and the annual fees for its two digital licences because it wants to relinquish the licences for operating the Thai TV news channel and the Loca family channel.

 

Thai TV has became the first digital television station to call it quits by seeking to return its two licences for news and children's channels.

The NBTC had received Bt8.4 billion from 22 of the 24 digital TV licensees. 

 

The Central Administrative Court had dismissed an injunction request by cash-strapped Thai TV to protect its bank guarantee from being seized by NBTC.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30340823

 
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