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‘Must have, must carry’ rule to end

Patrons enjoy a beverage while watching World Cup football at a Bangkok bar in November last year. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut)

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission’s (NBTC) Television Broadcasting Service Subcommittee yesterday agreed to cancel its “must have, must carry” rule.

Acting NBTC secretary-general Trairat Viriyasirikul said that the cancellation would benefit the NBTC as it will no longer need to get involved in financially supporting the broadcasting of some of the world’s biggest sporting events.

In the future, such broadcasting will be handled by the private sector, he said.

Mr Trairat said a public hearing is needed to sound out the revocation of the rule.

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