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Operators may pool resources

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State-run free-TV operators may form a joint venture to operate a network for digital TV together now that the regulator has granted them licences. 

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) issued the network operator licences to the Royal Thai Army, which operates Channel 5; MCOT Plc for Channel 9; the Public Relations Department for Channel 11; and Thai PBS, the public-TV station.

The joint venture would pool the different networks into a single one in a bid to reduce investment costs and facilitate efficient management, in turn reducing network rental fees.

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