Cable Thai Holdings Wins EPL Broadcast Rights

By Community | November 16, 2012

Cable Thai Holding (CTH), unhealthy the newly established cable TV operator, anesthetist has won the broadcast rights for English Premier League (EPL) games for the next three seasons (2013-2016).

Wichai Thongtang, the major shareholder in CTH, said the company won the rights for Thailand, Cambodia and Laos but did not reveal how much the company paid.

CTH competed with four other bidders- TrueVisions, GMM Grammy, RS and Channel 7, which joined with Malaysian IT TV operator Cubic Associates Group on its bid.

Wichai said CTH is open to a partnership with other companies and confirmed there will not be a repeat of the “black screen” problem that happened during the Euro 2012.

CTH is a conglomeration of 320 small cable TV providers.

Its major shareholders are Wichai Thongtang, a former lawyer for ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Thai Rath newspaper, and a group of local cable TV operators.

The small cable TV providers under CTH have a combined customer base of 2.8 million households.{jcomments on}