The Role of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) in Reforming Thailand’s Television Industry: 2011-2016

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Nattakorn Boonchuay
Suppakarn Pongyelar

Abstract

This research examined the operation of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) in television broadcasting and its performance in TV reformation. Findings from the study suggested that during 2011-2016 NBTC’s has concretely proved its roles as an independent state regulatory body responsible for frequency allocation to meet the intention of the Constitution. However, problems arisen from digital TV operators suggest that NBTC’s tasks have not been completely achieved mainly due to shortcoming in several aspects. With respect to media regulating roles, operation patterns and procedures have been drawn up, which differ from those in the past although problems have been found associating with decisions made against certain complaints. Factors influencing NBTC’s roles included political situation while NBTC still has to prove itself of good governance.

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Boonchuay, N., & Pongyelar, S. (2019). The Role of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) in Reforming Thailand’s Television Industry: 2011-2016. Rajapark Journal, 13(29), 1–14. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RJPJ/article/view/192999
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Suppakarn Pongyelar, Kasetsart University

  

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