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  • December 20, 2014

    Should 'political TV' make a comeback

    ... "reforming" Thailand must tackle this delicate issue with a clear and unbiased conscience. The first political station was the Manager Group's ASTV. It was hell-bent on attacking Thaksin Shinawatra, his family and basically everything they did. However, ASTV was around so long that citizens might have forgotten...

  • December 18, 2014

    Bangkok taxi drivers not big fans of K-pop

    ... networks, but witnesses swiftly spread the word on Twitter, and soon all the Thai fans of K-pop were sharing their own taxi horror stories. ASTV Manager Online picked up the foul fumes and broadcast the story further. "Thai taxi drivers show they've maintained their 'good' service level," its headline...

  • September 29, 2014

    Channel 3 begs generals for another chance

    ... of "analog or nothing". "If people think soap operas are more important than the country, Thailand is doomed," someone named Noo Na posted at ASTV Manager Online. "We can live without Channel 3" was the ugly consensus. To the estimate that 70 per cent of viewers would be affected by a Channel 3 blackout...

  • September 16, 2014

    Karn Khan Sek Loso |booked solid with fights

    .... He says Karn is just upset that he's been partying down on RCA without her. "It's up to you whether you believe her or not," he tells fans via ASTV Manager. Evidently Karn is currently residing someplace else, though they're still married. "She might not dare come back," Sek says. "I've broken three...

  • September 8, 2014

    LA's loss: Hugo just can't keep away from us

    ...'s been away from home for four years and misses Thailand too much. "I'm going to end my contract by next year, after I finish the album," he tells ASTV Manager. Hugo and Roc Nation had no problems. It's just that Hugo believes it's about time to get back to his roots, and he's looking forward to having...

  • August 28, 2014

    NBTC allows 7 banned channels to go on air with new names

    ... Democrat Party's Blue Sky channel, now known as Fah Wan Mai channel; Boon Niyom Foundation's FM TV channel, now renamed Boon Niyom Channel; and ASTV (Thailand)'s ASTV channel, now called News 1. Also included are P&P Channel Co's P&P channel, now broadcasting as People TV; Rauy-Tan-Tee Co's UDD channel...

  • August 27, 2014

    Eight channels sign MoU to provide impartial news

    ... Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and not air content that threatens national security or creates a political division. The channels include ASTV, which has changed its name to News 1; Blue Sky, now called Fah Wan Mai (New Day Sky); PTV renamed People Channel; FM TV renamed Boon Niyom (In Favour of...

  • August 26, 2014

    Satellite TV stations agree to end politicised reporting of news

    ... have been off the air since the May 22 coup. Some of the channels are well-known political-oriented satellite stations, such as the yellow-shirt ASTV, Democrat Party-backed Blue Sky and red-shirt Asia Update, said they were satisfied by the terms and conditions laid down by the junta. Most of them...

  • August 25, 2014

    East and West meld in jade green

    The artwork on view at Seoul's Leeum Samsung Museum of Art boasts graceful curves and a delicate jade-green hue. The exhibition "A 12th-century Celadon from the Goryeo Dynasty" also features two paintings from the mid-1990s in different shades of celadon green, by artist Byron Kim. They share a very...

  • August 25, 2014

    Reform is not a 'top-down' affair

    ... a group of people who may or may not have some good ideas. There is no better place to see the complexities facing his reform agenda than the ASTV website. The head of the National Council for Peace and Order, after overthrowing a divisive regime, is becoming a divisive figure himself. Some people...