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    New Cable Operator, CTH, to show Premiership Next Season

    This should be a kick in the balls to TrueVisions.

    Cable Thai Holding (CTH), the newly established cable TV operator, plans to have three to 3.5 million subscribers this year as its monthly fee for new subscribers is only 899 baht.

    It is only offering one package now and viewers will get 140 standard-definition (SD) and 31 high-definition (HD) channels. They can watch 380 English Premier League football matches from six channels in one season.

    However, the fee will be reduced if subscribers sign up for a long-term subscription package. For example, the monthly fee is 748 baht for a one-year package, 673 baht for two years and 599 baht for three years. CTH will provide free installation.

    "We bring a retail marketing strategy to the content market: buy more, pay less. Every subscriber is equal," said chief executive Krissanan Ngampatipong.

    Subscribers can access CTH's content and services two ways. One is to get service from one of CTH's 170 member networks. Subscribers can also receive signals from Vinasat, the Vietnamese satellite dish provider.

    CTH launched its set-top box and KU-band satellite dish yesterday. Subscribers must pay either 125 baht a month for rent on the set-top box or deposit 1,800 baht per box that will be refunded once it is returned and the subscription ends.


    Initially, CTH wanted only KU-band satellite dish service, but the Thaicom 6 satellite will provide more transponders in August, so the firm will launch additional services via C-band satellite dish to provide service to those living in remote areas or locations where fibre-optic lines cannot reach.

    CTH has 2,000 teams from 400 dealers providing dish installations to new subscribers, and it aims for 5,000 this year.

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/...99-monthly-fee

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    ^ yes, that's all very well, but what about the real football? AFL

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    Thats good value . UBC were charging 1700Baht last season for football games

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    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    ^ yes, that's all very well, but what about the real football? AFL
    You can watch that on Astro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by palexxxx
    ^ yes, that's all very well, but what about the real football? AFL
    You can watch that on Astro.
    Yup. Astro has most of the EPL games as well. - 300 / month, bargain.

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    how does one go about getting astro here?

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    They suck pony penis. Typical Thai service - they do not answer their own dang office phone. I would have signed up to get some real news - FOX, but they can kiss my butt!!! Compete with True? They both suck! lol

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    What do I do? I want the football, union, and league coverage.

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    You're best off with Astro.

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    EPL aside which is not mentioned on their website the rest is pretty much what I have already for 200 baht every 3 months.

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    ^Winner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    They can watch 380 English Premier League football matches from six channels in one season.
    This is the main difference for me. I've got Astro but I think they only have EPL on 2 channels.

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    So they claim that every game played in the premier league will be available to watch. How many of these games will be shown live?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jingoist View Post
    They suck pony penis. Typical Thai service - they do not answer their own dang office phone. I would have signed up to get some real news - FOX, but they can kiss my butt!!! Compete with True? They both suck! lol

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    "real news - Fox"?

    You can have one or the other, but not both.


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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    So they claim that every game played in the premier league will be available to watch. How many of these games will be shown live?
    With Six dedicated channels? Most likely all of them. They can "borrow" channels as and when they need extra.

    Six is usually the most on at one time, with 10 games a week and 5 outside the Saturday 3pm Kickoff (Early/Late Saturday, two on Sunday, one on Monday).

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    After True Visions' farcical reception problems caused by rain yesterday during the State of Origin (it also happened during the rugby union World Cup final in 2010), can any company guarantee reception during bad weather or is it a problem world-wide?

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    ^^That's the way I was thinking, and if that's the case, then it's bladdy great! Maybe the only time you would not get to choose would be the final day of the season, but like you say, they may 'borrow' channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jingoist
    I would have signed up to get some real news - FOX
    That was either quite funny or you're a complete bell end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    ^^That's the way I was thinking, and if that's the case, then it's bladdy great! Maybe the only time you would not get to choose would be the final day of the season, but like you say, they may 'borrow' channels.
    In the Middle East, the last three companies to have it have used something like "Discovery Travel" or "Movies +1" (The timeshift) as and when required.

    When you're paying $300 million for games you'd be an arsehole not to want to maximise your investment.

    Advertisers will want them all shown live, and that's where a lot of your revenue comes from.

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