Will Thai people be able to watch the World Cup? After being withdrawn from ‘Must Have’

How many opportunities will Thai football fans have to watch the World Cup via free TV after the NBTC board withdrew the purchase of rights to broadcast the World Cup final round from the ‘Must Have’ announcement?

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How many opportunities will Thai football fans have to watch the World Cup via free TV after the NBTC board withdrew the purchase of rights to broadcast the World Cup final round from the ‘Must Have’ announcement?

Broadcasting Commission Television business and the National Telecommunications Commission or NBTC Board unanimously voted 7-0 to cancel the Must Have rule to support the World Cup. or to withdraw the purchase of rights to broadcast the World Cup finals from the Must Have announcement. This tournament is designated as 1 of the 7 sports programs that must be broadcast live for free for the public to watch throughout the country. Dr. Saran Boonbaichaiphruek, Chairman of the NBTC, revealed that at the NBTC board meeting. There was a unanimous decision to cancel the Must Have rule to support the World Cup. The reason is that it is a sport with a high market value. After the past, the NBTC Board approved financial support from the Broadcasting Research and Development Fund. Television and telecommunica
tions business For the public benefit or NBTC to the Sports Authority of Thailand or SAT to broadcast the 2022 World Cup live within a budget of 600 million baht from the full amount of 1,600 million baht from the NCPO government wanting to return happiness to the people. To watch the 2022 World Cup, which has caused widespread criticism. and the issue of strong debate about its worthiness Even though the Thai national team Didn’t compete in the final round And there are still problems until now.

Dr. Kongsak Yodmanee, Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand Said that he agreed in principle that the NBTC cut the World Cup from the “Must Have Rule” because the World Cup It is a valuable product. It is believed that the private sector will be interested in offering to buy the rights. Reducing the burden on the government sector and will make the person who has the copyright Can be used for marketing and manage the rights to broadcast live To earn money according to the copyright obtained from the Internati
onal Football Federation or FIFA.

Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand Still showing concern and having things to be careful about when liberalizing. Because private sector investment must be done in a profit-seeking business. The government must take care of football fans who cannot access live broadcasts. Had the opportunity to watch the World Cup But we must look at future directions and conditions.

For the must have rule It was originally scheduled to broadcast 7 sports events for free, including the SEA Games, ASEAN Para Games, Asian Games, Asian Para Games. olympic games Paralympic Games and World Cup, but now there will be only 6 events.

Once the NBTC board has made a decision, Thai football fans will have to wait and see what the next World Cup will be. Will any private sector dare to invest and buy copyrights that have enormous value? Do you want to do marketing? And if in the future the “War Elephants” Thai national team can pass to play in the final round. We will be able to sit and chee
r for Thailand with all our hearts. Through the free TV screen or not? .

Source: Thai News Agency