BlueSky TV given extra channels

Satellite set-top box operators have issued over-the-air programming (OTA) updates to enable customers to watch the Democrat-operated BlueSky TV on an additional three channels in a bid to solve signal interference problems facing the popular political station.

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Supinya Klangnarong, a member of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) committee to oversee consumer protection, said viewers experiencing problems will be able to watch BlueSky by switching to other channels.

The move comes after the committee held talks with set-top box providers in response to a flood of complaints about recent signal disruption of BlueSky’s political broadcasts. 

BlueSky has been used to broadcast the activities of anti-government protesters led by Suthep Thaugsuban and of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). 

Ms Supinya said viewers could now watch BlueSky via a GMMZ set-top box on channels 104, 114 and 282.

PSI set-top boxes can use channels 73, 147, 247 and RS Sunbox set-top boxes can use channels 157, 158, 159.

Those owning set-top boxes from the so-called "big four" group of providers ― Dynasat, Thaisat, Leotech, Infosat ― are advised to unplug and plug in their devices before choosing channels 15, 16 and 34 to watch BlueSky programmes.  

Audiences with old models of set-top boxes which do not allow OTA updates could watch BlueSky by tuning in to three frequencies: 1.3745 V 2500, 2.4095 V 2222 and 3.3600 H 26667, Ms Supinya said. 

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