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NBTC to penalize satellite TVs with misleading ads


BANGKOK, 5 February 2013 (NNT) – The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) will summon satellite TV stations that disseminate misleading commercials of supplementary food and drugs. If proven guilty, the stations’ licenses will be revoked.

NBTC Commissioner Supinya Klangnarong said the NBTC had received information that a total of 301 satellite TV stations were airing false advertisements of health products, cosmetics, food supplements, weight loss coffee and medical equipment. Some of the products have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

According to Ms Supinya, only 8 of the alleged satellite TV operators have received broadcast licenses, whereas the other 293 have not.

Read more: NNT

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