The Bangkok Post has reported that out of 33 companies who purchased bidding documents, all but four have submitted applications for the 24 available digital TV licenses, according to National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). 

Among the four withdrawals was Chan 25 Co, owned by Surang Prempree, former managing director of Bangkok Broadcasting and Television Co (BBTV), adds the report.

Of the 41 applications made, six companies filed bids for children’s channels, 10 for news channels, 16 for variety SD channels and nine for variety HD channels, according to the report.