World Cup Fans in Thailand Can Watch All Matches Live
The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has confirmed local broadcasting rights for the World Cup football finals in Russia, clearing the way for fans in Thailand to watch the tournament live on free TV.
Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, President of the Sports Authority of Thailand Commission, announced at a press conference at Kesakomon House that Thailand has secured the broadcasting rights of the World Cup football from 14 June to 15 July in Russia this year.
According to the government’s “Must Have” policy, people in Thailand must be able to watch major sporting events including World Cup, Olympics, Asian Games and SEA Games for free. As a result, fans can watch the Cup on three free Channels which are True4U (Channel 24), Amarin TV (Channel 34) and Channel 5.
Nine private sector organizations: BTS Group Holdings Plc, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, Charoen Pokphand Group, Gulf Energy Development Plc, Kasikornbank Plc, King Power International Co Ltd, PTT Global Chemical Plc, Bangchak Corporation Plc and Carabao Tawandang Co Ltd financially support the purchase of this World Cup broadcast license in Thailand.
Russia will host the 2018 Fifa World Cup from June 14-July 15. Thirty teams will take part in the tournament, playing 64 matches in all in 11 cities across the country.
(sources: The Nation, Phuket Gazette)