From Nation Weekend, September 12, 2014
Cover reads: The analog epic
[Reference is to conflict between Channel 3 and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) regarding the latter’s resolution in February 2014 which ruled that the free-TV status of all analog TV channels is terminated in accordance with the “Must Carry” rule. However, Channel 3 refuses to comply with the rule. Both parties are still in the process of negotiation.]
From Matichon Weekly, September 12, 2014
Cover reads: Black monitor on Channel 3; War of TV, analog vs digital
[Reference is to Channel 3’s non-compliance to the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC)’s ruling that all analog TVs are not free TVs any longer. This means they cannot be broadcast through satellite and pay TVs. On September 8, NBTC resolved by a 3 to 2 vote that every satellite and cable TV network must stop broadcasting the analog-system Channel 3 within 15 days.]
From ASTV Manager Weekly, September 13, 2014
Cover reads: [They] Have today because of this young brother; Paiboon Khumchaya, a small gentleman with big heart [meaning he was a vital part of the latest coup]
On the crossed white circle: I have today because of big brother.
On red tint: Eyes at the stars, feet running away from bars
[Reference is to the annual appointments of officers in the armed forces. Gen. Paiboon was one of the two favorites to succeed Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha as the Army’s commander in chief. The other was Gen. Udomdej Sitabutr, who was eventually appointed to the post. Meanwhile, Gen. Paiboon was promoted to be deputy commander in chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarter.
The I “have today because of” phrase refers to the police officer who openly conceded that he owed his position to his overseas lobbying of Thaksin.]