Research Series: NBTC Digital TV Licensing Process

4 research papers on NBTC Digital TV Licensing Process, including the auction, infrastructure and competitive landscape of Thai broadcasting industry.

SIU, by the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), publish four research papers on “NBTC Digital TV Licensing Process”.

Here are the list of four papers (all in Thai):

These papers are also available for download on FES Thailand web site.

Research Paper: The Political Economy of Broadcasting Media

Our first research paper of Thailand broadcasting media series, discussing how Thai broadcasting organizations, both private and government, compete with each others and what is the implication for the upcoming Digital TV licensing by NBTC?

SIU, by the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, release the first research paper of Thailand broadcasting media series. The first research paper “The Political Economy of Broadcasting Media in Thailnad” (ปัจจัยด้านเศรษฐกิจการเมืองของอุตสาหกรรมโทรทัศน์ไทย) discuss on how Thai broadcasting organizations, both private and government, compete with each others and what is the implication for the upcoming Digital TV licensing by NBTC?

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SIU Join “NBTC Ethics Forum”

SIU join a panel on “NBTC Ethics and Freedom of Speech” hosted by Heinrich Böll Foundation Thailand and Thai Broadcast Journalists Association.

SIU join a panel on “NBTC Ethics and Freedom of Speech” hosted by Heinrich Böll Foundation Thailand and Thai Broadcast Journalists Association (Thai BJA).

Kan Yuenyong, SIU Director, talked about the international standard of media regulator ethics. He was joined the panel by Dr. Somchai Preechasilpakul (Chiang Mai University), Dr. Mana Treerayapiwat (UTCC) and Rungmanee Mekhasobhon (Senior Journalist).

The coverage of the seminar is available at Siam Intelligence site.

SIU at NBTC Public Forums

Isriya Paireepairit, SIU Research Director, joined two public forums organized by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.

Isriya Paireepairit, SIU Research Director, joined two public forums organized by The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.

He was a panel for NBTC Public Forum #6 “The End of 2G Concessions: What About Consumer?” on 31 August 2012. The second event is NBTC Public Forum #7 “Satellite TV Set-top Box” on 5 September 2012.

Event summaries are available (in Thai) at NBTC web site:

Political Economy Class for NBTC

SIU staffs were invited for teaching Political Economy classes by The Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)

SIU staffs, Kan Yuenyong and Chaiyaporn Sianpanit were invited by The Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), the regulator on broadcasting/telecommunications in Thailand, to teach NBTC staffs about political economy of media industry in Thailand.

The classes were taught during January-February 2010. There were total 120 NBTC staffs attended.

Seminar: Cable TV & Satellite TV Regulation in NBTC Era

SIU and Telecommunicatons Consumer Protection (TCI) Institute co-organized a public seminar “Cable TV & Satellite TV Regulation in NBTC Era”

3 May 2011 – SIU and Telecommunicatons Consumer Protection (TCI) Institute co-organized a public seminar “Cable TV & Satellite TV Regulation in NBTC Era” at The Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission with 120 attendees.

The event was opened by Associate Professor Pana Thongmeearkom, the NTC commissioner (as acting NBTC commissioner) and participated by:

  • Torpong Selanon – Board Member, TCI
  • Vichit Aearevorakul – Vice President, Thailand Cable TV Association
  • Wasan Paileeklee – Former MCOT General Manager, now Thai PBS Deputy Director and NBTC candidate
  • Dr. Pirongrong Ramasoota – Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University
  • Adisak Limparungpatanakij – Director, Nation Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)
  • Teerat Ratanasevi – Lifestyle Manager, Voice TV
  • Dew Waratangtagoon – Managing Director, GMM Broadcasting

Event Photos

Pana Thongmeearkom, the NTC commissioner
Pana Thongmeearkom, the NTC commissioner
Torpong Selanon – Board Member, TCI
Torpong Selanon – Board Member, TCI
Vichit Aearevorakul – Vice President, Thailand Cable TV Association
Vichit Aearevorakul – Vice President, Thailand Cable TV Association
Wasan Paileeklee – Former MCOT General Manager
Wasan Paileeklee – Former MCOT General Manager
Audiences
Audiences
Panel Discussion
Panel: Teerat Ratanasevi, Dew Waratangtagoon, Pirongrong Ramasoota, Adisak Limparungpatanakij
Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion

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Media Coverage

Newspaper

TV & News Agency

SIU in Bangkok Biz: Spectrum Allocation War

Bangkok Business Newspaper (28 April 2011 Issue) published SIU opinion in their Op-Ed column. The article is titled “NBTC’s Big Challenge: Spectrum Allocation War Between Telecom and Broadcast”, written by Isriya Paireepairit, SIU Chief Researcher.

Bangkok Business Newspaper (28 April 2011 Issue) published SIU opinion in their Op-Ed column. The article is titled “การบ้านสำคัญของ กสทช. : ศึกชิงคลื่นความถี่ระหว่างโทรคมนาคม vs วิทยุโทรทัศน์” (NBTC’s Big Challenge: Spectrum Allocation War Between Telecom and Broadcast), written by Isriya Paireepairit, SIU Chief Researcher.

The topic of this article is about the “spectrum crisis” in the US, which Thailand will soon face the same situation and requires the first NBTC to take a step.

The article is available on Siam Intelligence web site and Bangkok Business Newspaper.

SMS Spam Workshop at NBTC Office

9 March 2011 – SIU in conjunction with Telecommunications Consumer Institute (TCI) organized a telecom workshop on “SMS Spam Protection” at the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Phaholyotin Road.

The attendances in this workshop are all five major mobile operators (AIS, DTAC, TRUE, TOT, CAT), digital content providers (e.g. GMM Grammy, INN News and Mono Group) and digital SMS marketing firms. All of participants including TCI and representatives from NBTC discussed the best solution to counter “SMS Spam” and “Value Added Services” problems the mobile consumers are facing now.

Prawit Leestapornwonsa, TCI Director, gave the opening remark. The workshop was  moderated by Kan Yuentong, SIU Director. SIU also presented the outcome of “SMS Spam Legal Framework from Other Countries” research project.