Following complaints by TrueVisions subscribers that they could not watch Euro 2012 LIVE, Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) broadcasting committee has approved the draft of “must-carry” rules to prevent non-availability of free-TV programmes on some platforms because of copyright restrictions, according to a report by The Nation.

Under the “must-carry” rules, transmission frequencies for radio or television broadcasting and telecommunication are considered national resources for the public interest. Therefore, free-to-air TV operators must be responsible for public broadcasting services on any platform.