Media & Entertainment
From The Report: Thailand 2012
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Thailand’s media sector has seen liberalisation on paper, with the passage of several laws to increase press freedom and competition. At the same time, a March 2012 decision to renew state agencies’ control of broadcast frequencies, and the restrictive 2007 Computer Crimes Act, suggest that media freedom in Thailand has a long way to go. Regardless, the sector is growing on the strength of terrestrial free-to-air television, which has very strong viewership thanks to its popular soap operas. Cable and satellite operators are beginning to add diversity to the sector, and growing computer and smartphone penetration is opening the mobile market, but TV is still by far the medium to beat.

This chapter contains an interview with Supakorn Vajjajiva, President, The Post Publishing Public Company.