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NBTC cuts news content for digital TV

50% of programming must be informative

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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has approved a reduction in the minimum amount of informative content for digital-TV news channels to 50% from 75%. 

Col Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC's broadcasting committee, made the announcement yesterday after the draft regulation on digital-TV auctions had a public hearing among broadcasters.

"The reduction will help news channels to have a more practical business model," he said.

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