Instead, protests and newspaper articles raised concerns that behind possible changes to scheduling lurk conflicts of interest, with directors doling out airtime unfairly to certain groups.
As a consumer, I don't know for sure what we can anticipate or how this fuss will end. I was surprised to hear, though, that among the programmes rumoured to be bumped off the air is "Kob Nok Kala" ("Think Outside the Box"), which is produced by TV Burapa Co Ltd, responsible for the famous "Khon Khon Khon".
With TV channels dominated these days by game shows and celeb interviews, "Kob Nok Kala" has attracted a fair-sized audience interested in something less mainstream. There are two episodes that stick out in my mind: One that dealt with the life of the buffalo in an increasingly mechanised rural scene, and one about the transport of apples from China to Thailand.
In the first, presenters visited villages where buffalo are still used to harvest fields. In the second, the hosts travelled to the northern border to trace the journey of apples across the Kingdom.
Just ask yourself how many other programmes go to such lengths to give viewers something they rarely see on free TV channels. If this programme is to be taken off air, I can only think of one reason: MCOT's board of directors has obviously never watched Modernine TV, writing it off completely because its former president was a close aide to ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
What a shame!
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