Category: Sports

IPTV operator must pay ฿14m to broadcast last two World Cup matches

The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has informed Super Broadband Network Limited (SBN), provider of the AIS “Playbox” service, that it will have to pay 6 and 8 million baht respectively if it wants broadcast rights to the semi-final and final match of World Cup 2022.  ...

FIFA threatens to pull plug on World Cup broadcast rights in Thailand

FIFA has threatened to suspend broadcast rights for World Cup 2022 football matches in Thailand after it was discovered that audiences in two neighbouring countries can view the Thai transmissions, even though the broadcast rights for their countries have not been purchased.   According to the Sports...

When money measures athletes’ success

The name is Salem Al-Dawsari. If that does not ring a bell, he scored a World Cup goal that shocked the world the other day. Ones can be forgiven for bypassing his existence and acknowledging only that Saudi Arabia humiliated Lionel Messi’s team this week.   It...

About 4 million Thais are expected to gamble online during World Cup 2022

As many as four million Thais are expected to engage in World Cup 2022 online gambling during the month-long competition, including about one million new participants, according to Thanakorn Komkrit, secretary-general of the Stop Gambling Foundation.   He said that, normally, between 3 and 4 million Thai...