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NBTC faces legal threat

Satellite TV operators slam 'double taxation'

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The Satellite Television Association (Thailand) is threatening to sue the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) if the watchdog imposes "double taxation" on satellite TV operators. 

Members of the Satellite Television Association (Thailand), led by chairman Niphon Naksompop (centre), submit applications for licences to operate satellite TV to Col Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC’s broadcasting committee, yesterday. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

The association is preparing a petition for the Administrative Court against a new NBTC regulation imposing a licensing fee of 2% on satellite TV operators' annual revenue and a 2% universal service obligation (USO) tax on the same revenue.

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