RS confirms FIFA World Cup goes according to original business plan, airing 22 matches on free TV and aiming to generate 650 million baht

Entertainment Press Releases Wednesday April 2, 2014 11:27
Bangkok--2 Apr--RS

The Central Administrative Court ruled on March 31, 2014 at 2pm to revoke the Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) announcement regarding the criteria of the 'must have' rule on sports events, section 3 number 7 concerning the FIFA World Cup Final. The reason was that the rule was unfair to the licensed person whose authorization predates the announcement of the rule, and the rule is only effective from the date of the announcement onward. RS International Broadcasting and Sport Management, a company under RS, the licensee of the live broadcast of World Cup soccer matches, or the complainant in this case, would be disadvantaged if the rule was enforced in this event.

Surachai Chetchotisak, CEO of RS PLC said that the verdict is a good sign for RS as the company’s management direction will remain unchanged for the broadcast of FIFA World Cup 2014. He insists that the company has the audience’s best interest at heart and operates its business based on ethics, morality and righteousness. The company tries to offer the best returns to its shareholders, and has been doing so for the past three decades.

Now, the company will continue with its business plan, which is to broadcast 22 matches on free TV channels namely Channel 7 and Channel 8. RS is confident that the Thai fans will enjoy watching these exciting matches of the world-class tournament which takes place only once every four years. The opening and closing ceremonies, the semi-finals and the final match will be aired live for everyone in the country to watch.

Meanwhile, RS is offering another option for soccer fans who want to watch all 64 matches as well as reruns, special programs, and exclusive highlights from FIFA available only on World Cup Channel, accessible through World Cup set-top box. The satellite signal box is compatible with every satellite dish and is available nationwide through 7-Eleven and satellite shops at only 1,590 baht each. The company is certain that its distribution method reaches every area of the country and allows its target group to easily access the content.

Additionally, after the FIFA World Cup 2014, the box can also be used for watching all 380 matches of La Liga 2014-2015 as well as popular programs from RS such as dramas, movies, music programs and variety shows on Channel 8, Channel 2 Star Max, You Channel, Sabaidee TV, Sun Channel and all digital free TV channels. For more information, call 1781.

The revenue generated from the broadcasting license management of the FIFA World Cup 2014 will still be as expected, which is 650 million baht, 80% of which comes from sponsorship and 20% from sublicensing.

“I am sure that the broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2014 will bring fun and excitement to the viewers more than ever before. It is a great tournament highly anticipated by the Thai fans because it only takes place once every four years. We have also prepared special programs for soccer lovers, from warm-up content leading up to the big day and analysis by leading sport experts to exclusive content which will take the audience to get upclose and personal with tRS confirms FIFA World Cup goes according to original business plan, airing 22 matches on free TV and aiming to generate 650 million baht

The Central Administrative Court ruled on March 31, 2014 at 2pm to reOffice of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) announcement regarding the criteria of the 'must have' rule on sports events, section 3 number 7 concerning voke the the FIFA World Cup Final. The reason was that the rule was unfair to the licensed person whose authorization predates the announcement of the rule, and the rule is only effective from the date of the announcement onward. RS International Broadcasting and Sport Management, a company under RS, the concessionaire of the live broadcast of World Cup soccer matches, or the complainant in this case, would be disadvantaged if the rule was enforced in this event.

Surachai Chetchotisak, CEO of RS Plc said that the verdict is a good sign for RS as the company’s management direction will remain unchanged for the broadcast of FIFA World Cup 2014. He insists that the company has the audience’s best interest at heart and operates its business based on ethics, morality and righteousness. The company tries to offer the best returns to its shareholders, and has been doing so for the past three decades. Now, the company will continue with its business plan, which is to broadcast 22 matches on free TV channels namely Channel 7 and Channel 8. RS is confident that the Thai fans will enjoy watching these exciting matches of the world-class tournament which takes place only once every four years. The opening and closing ceremonies, the semi-finals and the final match will be aired live for everyone in the country to watch.

Meanwhile, RS is offering another option for soccer fans who want to watch all 64 matches as well as reruns, special programs, and exclusive highlights from FIFA available only on World Cup Channel, accessible through World Cup set-top box. The satellite signal box is compatible with every satellite dish and is available nationwide through 7-Eleven and satellite shops at only 1,590 baht each. The company is certain that its distribution method reaches every area of the country and allows its target group to easily access the content.

Additionally, after the FIFA World Cup 2014, the box can also be used for watching all 380 matches of La Liga 2014-2015 as well as popular programs from RS such as dramas, movies, music programs and variety shows on Channel 8, Channel 2 Star Max, You Channel, Sabaidee TV, Sun Channel and all digital free TV channels. For more information, call 1781.

The revenue generated from the broadcasting license management of the FIFA World Cup 2014 will still be as expected, which is 650 million baht, 80% of which comes from sponsorship and 20% from sublicensing. He players from the moment they leave their hotel to the moment they enter the field. The audio and visual quality is guaranteed, available in both SD and HD,” Surachai said.


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