even though he never made it to the final round. But the breath of Thai people in regards to the “World Cup” has never been inferior to any nation.
Thailand is crazy about football games. European football rights especially. The Premier League have been hijacked for years. Excluding the French Ligue 1 ‘s Calzo and the Bundesliga. Germany and La Liga Spain are also available to watch live.
Therefore, watching live World Cup has been waiting for every era.
But at the first World Cup Qatar 2022 on Arab soil. It was very quiet.
To reverse the live broadcast of the World Cup in Thailand. It has been going on for more than 50 years.
It is the first year. It is broadcast live on TV around the world with a color system instead of black and white and most importantly. It is the first year that Thai people have watched the final live broadcast.
results of that year Brazil defeated Italy 4-1 in the final.
Along with the opening of the legend of the world King of football Pele gave the fans. Of that era to see with spectators on the field and around the world by “Pele” shines the first goal against “Italy” before winning the world championship in a big way.
after that Thai people are starting to watch the World Cup live every four years, mostly with government support. In the form of television, including Thailand’s ad hoc or TV pool. The first period was a live broadcast of a few important matches.
The following year, 1974, it was filmed live in the opening match and final. Like 1978 in Argentina added in 1982 in Spain, live in the opening match semifinals and final
More fun in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico with the advent of “Diego Maradona” live in the opening match and every match from the quarter-finals, runners-up and final.
Even in 1990, the World Cup in Italy, Thai people watched every match live. and has continued since then
Until it became a private sector fully operated in 2002 , the 17th World Cup hosted by South Korea and Japan. with the company of the Thai Beverage Group, or “Chang” , is the copyright holder who has operated a full business until 2006
after the end of the Dec. It is an entertainment media “RS” throws a budget into the copyright holder of the year 2010 and 2014 before waved goodbye. And in the 2018 World Cup in Russia between June 14 and July 15, 61, it fell to “True Visions”.
The latest World Cup “Russia 2018” , the giant in the cable TV industry. “True Visions” recorded the highest copyright value that Thailand has ever bought, at $ 30 million or about 960 million baht.
But the problem arises when viewing through the membership system. Most people starve causing the government to move In order for Thai people to watch for free as they used to be, the government had to persuade 9 private sector companies to join together in the amount of 1,400 million baht so that Thai people can watch the World Cup for free.
Thai people, therefore, can watch some free pairs through True4U, Amarin TV and TMB5. The “True Visions” is heavily organized for members.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is approaching with just a few days left. It is still unclear, especially from the private sector or which free TV channels will issue a license to buy. which can be understood as a matter of economic conditions in the era of COVID
According to FIFA as of October 1, 2022, 95 countries have already purchased the broadcast rights from FIFA.
As for the nations in the ASEAN region that have bought licenses, there are 4 nations, namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Until there is good news from “Big Kong” Dr. Kongsak Yodmanee , Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The contract was extended to sit in the executive chair for another 4 years, moving out as the first work. by declaring that Sports Authority of Thailand as a government agency Ready to go into action to buy the rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2022 for Thai people to watch for free
He also explained that free viewing is subject to the Must Have rule.
According to the announcement from the Broadcasting Committee television business and the National Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in 2012 on the subject Criteria for major television programs to be broadcast on free TV stipulates 7 major sporting events. to be broadcast on free TV for all Thai people to see according to the must-have rule
Consists of 1. SEA Games 2. ASEAN Para Games 3. Asian Games 4. Asian Para Games 5. Olympic Games 6. Paralympic Games and 7. World Cup final
As for the budget for the purchase of copyrights, the governor of the SAT said that it might be a budget from the government. or not, the budget through the National Sports Development Fund
For the royalties that Thailand has to pay The number is expected to be at $ 15 million or about 570 million baht.
If successful and confirmed It’s the happiness of Thai people who can say that it’s fun continuously. Because the time to compete is a good time for Thai people. Unlike the previous World Cup
By this World Cup battle, there are 4 kicks at 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., 2:00 a.m., a total of 64 matches.