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Cable and satellite TV stations ordered to halt operation

At least 10 cable and satellite TV stations including anti-government BlueSky and pro-government Asia updates were ordered to halt broadcasting pending further notice, according to the military’s 6th announcement.

In order to stop spreading of false information, the cable and satellite networks must cease their operation to maintain law and order in the kingdom, it said.

They shutdown networks are ASTV, MV5, DNN, Asia Update, Bluesky, UDD, P&P, FourChannel, MFTV and Tnews.

The annoucement came after the military invoked the martial law on Tuesay. Army Commander in Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha set up a peacekeeping command under the martial law, appointing himself as director.

The media networks have been used for political purposes by conflicting parties in the country over the past months.

Illegal radio networks are also cased their operation in according with the order.


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