Connect with us


Phuket Sports: TrueVisions prepares for life after EPL

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: With the English Premier League (EPL) no longer on its program list, TrueVisions, a leading subscription-based television operator, has earmarked more than 1.5 billion baht for new content and technology, offering more high-definition (HD) channels and a fee discount for existing customers to retain them.

The audio and visual broadcasting rights to the EPL soccer matches for the next three seasons were secured by Cable Thai Holdings (CTH), a group of 300 local cable operators.

A top executive at TrueVisions insisted that losing the EPL would have only a small effect on his company.

It conducted a survey on the likely impact on its business after the broadcasting of the current EPL season ends in May.

Attaphon na Bangxang, chief programming officer for TrueVisions, said the company would offer six more HD channels – Motor Vision, Outdoor Channel, NBA TV, HBO Signature, HBO Hit and H2 – in addition to the current 17. Besides new HD channels, TrueVisions will offer more standard-definition (SD) channels and repackage them to increase the value for existing customers.

For instance, the new Platinum HD package will have 23 HD and 199 SD channels, while the previous deal offered only 17 HD and 121 SD. Current Gold HD package customers will be upgraded to Platinum HD automatically.

Meanwhile, customers with the current Gold HD package (that has 10 HD channels) will be offered 23 HD and 107 SD channels, while customers who subscribed to another Gold HD package that offers 3 HD and 105 channels will be able to watch 16 HD and 107 SD channels.

Customers who pay for any of those packages will be able to use ‘TrueVisions Anywhere’, a service that allows customers to get access to its TV programs via multiple platforms such as TV, tablet and smart phone.

Under this 1.5-billion baht plan, the company will invest in new transmission technology, related equipment and new TV content.

Managing director Anat Mekpaiboonvatana added that existing customers could get a 100 baht discount on their monthly subscription fee if they declined the upgraded services. The valid term for the fee discount is one year.

“Under our marketing strategies for this year, the company will also stress the customer relationship program via customer privileges that are associated with True Corp’s ‘True You’,” Anat said.

The company targets single-digit growth in revenue from 2012-2013.

TrueVisions currently has a viewership of two million, comprising both paid and free packages.


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand4 hours ago

Thailand conservation adds 17 rare Indochinese tigers this year

Pattaya6 hours ago

Man falls off 4th story roof only breaking arm and chin

Thailand10 hours ago

Family finds long lost man after he is rescued from 17 metre well

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

16 new dark red provinces and restrictions extended to August 16

Hua Hin13 hours ago

Hua Hin Maya Club execs get 3 months for superspreader event

Myanmar14 hours ago

Thai candidate selected as ASEAN envoy to Myanmar

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)15 hours ago

Foreigners able to register on vaccine site despite data leaks, glitches

Thailand16 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 18,027 infections, provincial totals

Thailand1 day ago

Covid UPDATE Sunday: 18,027 infections, expat vaccine registration

Transport1 day ago

August flight plans: Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Thai Lion

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

New site for foreigner vaccine; Mor Prom deletes appointments

Politics1 day ago

Facebook fake news post suggesting a coup faces prosecution

Koh Samui2 days ago

UPDATED: Samui Covid-19: 14 new Black Club infections, 2nd small cluster

Thailand2 days ago

40,000 cases a day could happen by September, says projection

Phuket2 days ago

Phuket Sandbox Covid-19 infections: 35 today, 209 this week

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8