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AIS TV to Drop Many Western Channels Like HBO Channels Effective March 2020

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1 minute ago, RoiEtDale said:

It has nothing to do with price it’s simply about keeping the current service as is. 

Either HBO wants to drop the service and it seems they do as they are bring out HBO Max later this year or HBO wants to increase the price of the current service and AIS don't want to pay the increase more than likely due to lack of useage.

IF HBO want to drop the service there is nothing AIS can do and if AIS don't want to pay more for the same content there is nothing you can do about it except move to a different service provider

Of course you could see if AIS will keep the HBO channels if you are willing to pay double that message will be passed up through their chain of commands

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Pib said:

Naw....AIS makes the the great bulk of their business and profit from their mobile service...and they are the king of the hill for mobile in Thailand.  Having almost as much mobile market share as True and DTAC combined.

 

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If it was not for the HBO contract True would still be way ahead of AIS like they used to be back when True still had the contract for themselves. Then everyone switched to AIS BECAUSE they got the contract after True lost it lol. This contract is the only reason why AIS is up there with the big boys now, without it well I think it’s obvious. Obviously they didn’t get big by making good SIM cards 😉

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8 minutes ago, vinny41 said:

Either HBO wants to drop the service and it seems they do as they are bring out HBO Max later this year or HBO wants to increase the price of the current service and AIS don't want to pay the increase more than likely due to lack of useage.

IF HBO want to drop the service there is nothing AIS can do and if AIS don't want to pay more for the same content there is nothing you can do about it except move to a different service provider

Of course you could see if AIS will keep the HBO channels if you are willing to pay double that message will be passed up through their chain of commands

 

 

Yeah and HBO probably knows how important the contract is to AIS they probably just figure if AIS won’t renew it True would be happy to have it back so True can get all their business back again. It’s a corporate power play like before with True in 2017. 

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1 minute ago, RoiEtDale said:

Yeah and HBO probably knows how important the contract is to AIS they probably just figure if AIS won’t renew it True would be happy to have it back so True can get all their business back again. 

And we can see that the HBO contract is not important to AIS hence the removal

Most Thai's I know they use the same Service provider that their family and friends use as they get free calls to numbers on the same network as for internet service provider that might be a different service provider 

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1 minute ago, RoiEtDale said:

I know and losing this contract will kill that to. Who wants to get their phone internet and cable from all different companies in this country? Maybe in the US or Europe but people don’t like to do that here because it’s extremely inconvenient to use multiple companies for phone internet and cable in Thailand. True has not even fully recovered from it and they were a big company before the HBO contract but not AIS this contract made them what they are today before the contract AIS was just another company and if they lose that contract they will barely be as good as DTAC. 

I just gotta say your belief that AIS dropping a bunch of western channels from their TV service is going to be crippling or mortal wound (or even very hurtful) to the company doesn't hold water at least in my book.  The western population in Thailand and the number of Thais that understand any significant amount of English is small (and maybe getting smaller based on periodic education reports & surveys).   And since the great majority of the channels being dropped did not have a Thai language sound track made the channels un-interesting to Thais.  Kinda like me (who is only fluent in English) watching a Thai or Chinese language TV channel.  Throw in all the free stuff you can find on the internet now days and HBO-type services wanting higher contract pricing and it just makes a bad mixture to make a profit from.

 

Now I wish AIS was not dropping the channels also, but at the same time I understand "This Is Thailand."

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2 minutes ago, vinny41 said:

And we can see that the HBO contract is not important to AIS hence the removal

Most Thai's I know they use the same Service provider that their family and friends use as they get free calls to numbers on the same network as for internet service provider that might be a different service provider 

Right that’s why AIS stole the contract from True back in 2016 then because it’s “not important”? Really 😂

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1 minute ago, RoiEtDale said:

Right that’s why AIS stole the contract from True back in 2016 then because it’s “not important”? Really 😂

4 years ago is ancient history in today's multimedia business.  What was HOT last year can be cold as ice cream this year.

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1 minute ago, Pib said:

I just gotta say your belief that AIS dropping a bunch of western channels from their TV service is going to be crippling or mortal wound (or even very hurtful) to the company doesn't hold water at least in my book.  The western population in Thailand and the number of Thais that understand any significant amount of English is small (and maybe getting smaller based on periodic education reports & surveys).   And since the great majority of the channels being dropped did not have a Thai language sound track made the channels un-interesting to Thais.  Kinda like me (who is only fluent in English) watching a Thai or Chinese language TV channel.  Throw in all the free stuff you can find on the internet now days and HBO-type services wanting higher contract pricing and it just makes a bad mixture to make a profit from.

 

Now I wish AIS was not dropping the channels also, but at the same time I understand "This Is Thailand."

That’s literally the only marketing tool AIS has is their playbox with western channels. That’s why they were able to catch up with and by pass True but apparently that’s gonna be short lived. 

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Just now, Pib said:

4 years ago is ancient history in today's multimedia business.  What was HOT last year can be cold as ice cream this year.

Yeah and obviously HBO and the other channels ain’t melting anytime soon. 

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Just now, RoiEtDale said:

Yeah and obviously HBO and the other channels ain’t melting anytime soon. 

Apparently they are in Thailand if AIS or True or (you fill in this blank) stop offering their channels.

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4 minutes ago, Pib said:

Apparently they are in Thailand if AIS or True or (you fill in this blank) stop offering their channels.

Coincidence I just read this on the phone with True literally at the same time with a supervisor who says they’re getting it back. I like the way AIS does it better they offer more channels than True ever did like FX and Fox News. They don’t know the date yet but apparently True is getting it back according to Di the supervisor I’m talking to literally right now on the phone. 

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9 minutes ago, RoiEtDale said:

Right that’s why AIS stole the contract from True back in 2016 then because it’s “not important”? Really 😂

True dropped HBO as they weren't willing to pay the price increase demand by HBO

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2 minutes ago, vinny41 said:

True dropped HBO as they weren't willing to pay the price increase demand by HBO

Right. So get what I mean by corporate power play now? Pretty obvious. 

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