All free TV stations, except TPBS, to resume normal broadcast this evening

The National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC) will allow all free TV stations which include Channel 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 to resume broadcasting their normal programmes this evening, secretary general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) Mr Thakorn Tanthasit said.

All free TV channels, except TPBS, will begin normal programmes this evening on order of Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, director of the NPOMC, he said.

Radio stations are not included yet, he said.

He said TPBS is not allowed yet not because it has broadcast on YouTube though broadcast of all stations were suspended by the NPOMC after the coup.

He said it was not known when TPBS would be allowed on air again, pending further instruction from the NPOMC.

He said the president of the Digital TV Operators Association Suparb Kleekachai is discussing with the NBTC board chairman Col Natee Sukonrat for a possibility to allow 24 digital channels to begin broadcasting today.