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TV sports 'monopoly' tackled

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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has drafted a regulation to prevent monopolies over major sports broadcasts. 

The "non-exclusive list" rule will regulate companies that hold broadcasting rights for seven major sporting events to allow free channels to broadcast them. It will also set a fair price for sub-licensing fees.

"This will prevent a monopoly and allow more people to watch important sports," NBTC commissioner Thawatchai Jittrapanun said on Friday.

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