Bangkok – iTV, the debt-ridden station that was set to be shut down from Wednesday, gained a new lease of life after interim prime minister, Surayud Chulanont, allowed transmissions to continue by having them relayed through the Public Relations Department (PRD) that would enable the channel's programming to continue uninterrupted. 

Surayud's order, made late Wednesday this week, closely followed an initial ruling by the Council of State that the PRD could legally run iTV.