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Lets get this thread off on a very sour note. This could mark the beginning of the end for many Thai football teams.

Poor response for Thai league broadcasting rights deal

The Thai league broadcast rights has attracted bids of just about 50 million baht, the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) said on Tuesday.

Thai League Co acting chairman Korrawee Pritsananantakul told Thai League 1 bosses during a meeting that a bid of 50 million baht was well below the FAT's target.
Read more: https://www.bangkokpost.com/sports/2600 ... vDJBnlb3eM

With one, maybe two Thai Football who are self-sufficient (turnstile/memorabilia sales), the rest are totally reliant upon sponsorship and TV rights money. Every season we read stories players not getting paid. The league is about to lose yet another team already because Thai football is unsustainable.

Loss of TV money will be a killer for so many clubs. Worrying times.
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On a brighter note, some of you may have seen Nonthaburi Utd buses running around town - I actually had one follow me up Soi 94 yesterday. Somebody in Hua Hin has purchased Nonthaburi Utd, and has relocated the club to Hua Hin. I think the new team will be called Hua Hin Giants. They will also play in T3(West) and share the stadium with Hua Hin City. So our city now has 2 League Football Clubs.

From what I've heard, the new team will be an outlet for the Maraleina Sports Academy on Koh Samui.

It now looks as though there'll now be 2 clubs fighting for the city's regular 150 supporters.
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I've been looking into the above post further, and things still aren't 100% clear. Maybe Hua Hin Maraleina, maybe only Nonthaburi Utd u.16s. I'm sure we'll find out more as the season draws closer.
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It's back - 1st fixtures of the new season are out:

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If anybody is interested, 2 T1 teams are playing in our own back yard (True Arena) at 4pm today. Admission will usually be free.

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Confirmation that Hua Hin will have 2 league teams next season.

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One of our local football teams play a friendly match tomorrow (26 July)

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Hua Hin's new boys face T1 opposition in a pre-season friendly today. Admission will be free.

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This season's TV viewing package has been revealed by the Thai League
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3BB

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Package details and viewing channels 3BB GIGATV

1. There are 3 ways to apply:
- Application 3BB Member
-Can click through the banner on the 3bb member app page, with a choice of 59 baht / m. or 500 baht / throughout the season. Service payment will be on-bill. If applied, it will depend on additional services on the 3bb member app.
- Service Center 3BB
- call center 1530
2. Sales start Wednesday, August 9, service period 11 August 2023 - 30 June 2024.


True Visions/True ID

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Package details and channels to watch TrueVisions NOW

- Users can apply for packages through the TrueID website. https://www.trueid.net/ and True ID TV box
- Starting from August 3, 2023 – October 31, 2023 or until there is a change notification from the company.
- can be viewed through the True ID application, the True ID website, and the True ID TV box

Apply via this link > https://myaccount.trueid.net/subscriptions/TVSNOWTPL


AIS

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Package details and viewing channels AIS PLAY

1. Thai football package, can watch throughout the season, Season Pass, price 500 baht (excluding VAT)

- Apply, dial *677*1# call out
- Apply from 9 Aug. 23 at 00.01 – 22 Jun. 24 at 11:59 p.m., able to view until 30 June 2024.
- For AIS postpaid customers, AIS Fiber prepaid system
- Watch on a maximum of 1 device per 1 account.
- Can be viewed via the AISPLAY application, supporting Android 4.4 and iOS 10.2 and above.
- For AIS Fiber customers can watch via AIS PLAYBOX, website https://aisplay.ais.co.th/portal, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast to watch on the big screen or watch via the app. AIS PLAY mobile apps

2. Monthly Thai football package 59 baht/month (excludes VAT)

- Apply, dial *677# call out
- Apply from 15 Aug. 23 at 00.01 – 22 Jun. 24 at 11:59 p.m., able to view until 30 June 2024.
- Watch on a maximum of 1 device per 1 account.
- For AIS postpaid customers, AIS Fiber prepaid system
- Can be viewed via the AISPLAY application, supporting Android 4.4 and iOS 10.2 and above.
- For AIS Fiber customers can watch via AIS PLAYBOX, website https://aisplay.ais.co.th/portal, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast to watch on the big screen or watch via the app. AIS PLAY mobile apps


There, that's easy isn't it? Only in Thailand. Instead of the above rubbish, why didn't they simply add 30฿ to admission prices?
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What a mess!!!

Before the above TV packages were formalised, the clubs started collecting fan's subscriptions stating they would be good for AIS, 3BB and True. One club (sponsored by True) even started selling the package with a 20% discount.

When I read the above packages, I thought this is going to be hard to tie up what the clubs are doing. I was right.

The situation as it stands is only True will cooperate with the clubs, leaving thousands of supporters who get their TV through AIS or 3BB having to pay a further 500฿ if they want to watch Thai football this weekend.

Personalty, I'm not too bothered, I can watch on True ID, and if push comes to shove, paying 500฿ more to watch it on AIS isn't going to break the bank. However, there must be thousands of Thais who have paid their 500฿, and will not get their fix of football.

I've been talking to my football team about the situation, and they are confident the situation will be resolved, but not in time for the start of the new season, this weekend,
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After 4 hours of fighting with the system, my TV package for this season are sorted. My prime TV supplier is AIS Play Box. After 2 hours fighting with it at home last night, and 2 hours at AIS this morning with AIS on the phone with Ratchaburi FC several times, it became clear football clubs were selling something different to what was advertised. What made it worse at Ratchaburi is the TV package was sold as a condition of entry to live games.

The package being sold by football clubs will not work on AIS Play Box. The Play Box version can only be purchased from AIS. I was convinced at one point I was going to have to purchase a Play Box version as well (OK, only 500฿ extra).

I am fortunate in that the TVs I am likely to watch Thai football on are both connected permanently to a laptop. I can use the Ratchaburi version. There will be many who do not have a laptop connected to their TV, who will be fcuk'd.

Truly a Thai Football solution, when 30฿ on admission charges would have solved any shortfall.
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Thai League is back guys, and on day 1 we have 4 teams sharing top spot.

Tonight's T1 results:

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Tonight's T1 results:

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Tonight's T1 Results:

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and Gameweek 1 league standings:

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