Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Monday (April 30) that he hoped Thai people would be happy and could enjoy watching live broadcast all the 64 matches of final round of the World Cup in Russia from June 14 to July 15.
In his capacity as chairman of the National Olympic Committee, Gen Prawit said that a contract for the right to broadcast the soccer matches between Thailand and Fifa through Infront Sports and Media, the sole license holder for the broadcast in Asia, had been a success.
He, however, attributed a delay in the contract signing to a condition required by the license holder that the signatory of the contract must be a broadcaster and, in this case, King Power International which was originally assigned to negotiate for the broadcasting right was not a broadcaster.
So, he said he had to seek the help of True Visions Group to represent Thailand in the negotiation and contract signing, which has been successful. He assured that Thai audience would be able to watch every match free of charge.
The deputy prime minister attributed the achievement to good cooperation of the public and private sectors, among them the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Sports Authority of Thailand, BTS Group Holding Pcl, Thai Beverage PCL, CP Group, Gulf Engineering Pcl, KasikornThai Bank, King Power International, PTT Global Chemical, Bangchak Corp and Carabao Tawandaeng.
The soccer matches will be broadcasted through True Move Channel 24, Channel 1 of Channel 7 and Amarin Channel 34.