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TrueVisions bags exclusive EPL broadcast rights

By The Nation

 

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany lifts the trophy among teammates after the English Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City, Brighton, Britain, 12 May 2019./EPA-EFE

 

TrueVisions Group has acquired exclusive broadcast rights for the English Premier League (EPL) for the next three seasons, starting from 2019-20 to 2021-22.
 

All 380 matches will be broadcast on all platforms -- TrueVisions, TrueMoveH, TrueOnline and TrueID -- a statement from Thailand’s largest pay TV operator said on Wednesday.

 

The deal came after an agreement between Premier League and Facebook fell through in March this year.

 

The social media giant had agreed to a deal in May last year to land coverage of English football’s premium event in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia with a £200-million offer.

 

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Birathon Kasemsri, chief content and media officer, True Corporation, said TrueVisions will be the only network in Thailand to show all the action of the English Premier League, with live broadcasts, reruns, and highlights of every match.

 

They will make available six channels for broadcast of the world’s biggest football league, which will kick off the new season on August 10.

 

TrueVisions has also been given a live and on-demand digital broadcast licence across all platforms so football fans can enjoy the excitement of the matches according to their own convenience and lifestyle, he added.

 

“Brace yourselves for the most complete English Premier League experience ever. And we will proudly present it in new and innovative ways that will more deeply engage all fans throughout Thailand,” Birathon said.

 

Further details including its format, how to watch and promotions for both new and existing customers will be announced soon, the company said.

 

TrueVisions has acquired the broadcast rights directly from the Premier League but the firm refused to reveal how much the deal cost.

 

TrueVisions in the past had won the rights to broadcast the EPL for several years before Cable Thai Holding snapped up the rights for the 2013 to 2015 seasons with a Bt10-billion bid.

 

In the last three seasons, Truevisions has sublicensed the broadcast rights from beIN Sports.

 

Premier League director of broadcasting Paul Molnar said they were very pleased to welcome TrueVisions back as a broadcast partner for the next three years.

 

“They have exciting plans to make our competition available on multiple platforms, and we look forward to seeing fans in Thailand enjoy the best Premier League action,” said Molnar.

 

Meanwhile, TrueVisions is trying to acquire the broadcast rights for Champions League games in the rest of the two seasons after Thailand’s vast army of football fans were left bitterly disappointed at not being able to watch last season’s games.

 

The rights to broadcast the Champions League from 2019-21 seasons were awarded to DAZN, the parent company of goal.com.But the website failed to deliver the broadcast in Thailand throughout the last season. It remained unclear if the fans will be able to watch games in the rest of the seasons.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/sports/30370947

 

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Did they? In terms of on demand catch up, yes. In terms of pre / post match interviews it was s h i t e. No analysis programmes, apart from Keys & Gray, Thai lads wittering on....

 

Hopefully True bring back Premier League TV.

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Will it be an extra cost on TrueID? Now the Bein channels are free with internet subscription. Gotta make up all that expense somehow. Might be enough to make me into a Spanish fan...

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2 hours ago, nahkit said:

As long as they keep the dual language option then I can't see it being much different to what they offered for the previous season. The good news, for me anyway, is that Facebook didn't get it. 

At least I won't have to listen to Bein's Peter Drury and Jim Beglin commentary team.

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BeIN Sports was less than 200 Baht a month including catchup.

With even more games being late kickoffs next season catchup will be even more important.

Could get it on your device and send it to you TV.

I have no intention of getting a True package.

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TrueOnline will be launching some sort of on demand service.

 

Fingers crossed they get UCL sublicense from DAZN.

 

Hopefully they make a last minute plunge for Copa America as well.

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Soccer, soccer, football, football, football, what about some of the other major sporting coverage

like ICC Cricket World Cup, (which Be In has available by the way) 6 Nations Rugby .If they do not bother to show the World Cup Rugby they will loose my business 

 

 

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Just watch it for free through an Hdmi to the TV. Watch the full match replays or highlights the next day through reddit. That True mob overcharge and have lousy service. 

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2 hours ago, bangkok blue said:

Hopefully True bring back Premier League TV.

I hope so. CTH used to show it on one of their six channels, but then True dropped it when they took over via Bein. Maybe Bein didn't broadcast it, or it wasn't part of the deal between True and Bein. If True are buying directly from the EPL then the chances are good that they'll devote one of their six channels to it 24/7. I'd guess that the price might be very good too, if the last three seasons are anything to go by.

Not that I watch the matches via True anymore.....😉😉

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4 minutes ago, lahgon29 said:

Just watch it for free through an Hdmi to the TV. Watch the full match replays or highlights the next day through reddit. That True mob overcharge and have lousy service. 

 

It cost 199 a month the last three years. How cheap do you want it to be, and how much would it cost where you come from?

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Who cares because True doesnt care about its customers.

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Great news indeed for me being a True Gold Package customer for 19 years and a subscriber in recent years to True's Super Soccer Package which is due for renewal in March 2020.

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1 hour ago, Knee Jerk Reaction said:

At least I won't have to listen to Bein's Peter Drury and Jim Beglin commentary team.

 

Jim Beglin's voice drives me nuts. I got stuck with him recently watching one of the matches until I managed to find another source.

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