NBTC panel to study how to regulate OTT operators

The Board of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on April 24 resolved to regard the delivery of over-the-top content as radio and TV broadcasting, said Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC broadcasting committee. The board also resolved to assign Natee to set up a subcommittee to advise the broadcasting committee and the NBTC on how to regulate the OTT industry. He said that as the subcommittee had yet to start working, it was too early to say what requirements it would recommend for OTT operators, such as whether they would have to apply licences. When asked if this reflects the NBTC’s attempt to regulate OTT content, he said there had yet to be talks on that issue.

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