Thailand adds 2.8 million households to DTV voucher scheme

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has approved a plan to add 2.8 million households to those eligible for its digital TV vouchers. As part of the country’s transition to digital television broadcasting, the vouchers provide a subsidy of ฿690 (~$21) towards the purchase of either a set-top box or a TV with an integrated tuner.

According to The Nation, the additional households are “those with no registered address or registered owner but with residents”, quoting the NBTC’s secretary-general Takorn Tantasith.

Previously the NBTC had planned to give away 23 million vouchers. The additional eligibility brings this total to 25.8 million. Voucher distribution began on October 10th.