Representative of English Premier League begins Thailand tour
An official from the English Premier League [EPL] on Friday visited Thailand to give a presentation for prospective bidders for the rights to broadcast the EPL's 2013-2015 seasons.
Paul Molnar, director of International Broadcasting and Media Operations at the Premier League on Friday personally visited TrueVisions, the current rights holder.
Molnar spoke of the partnership between The Premier League and TrueVisions, noting that TrueVisions has been an excellent partner for the Premier League in Thailand and offers comprehensive coverage across all 380 matches per season.
"We appreciate the exposure and distribution available on the TrueVisions platform and are confident that our fans will be offered excellent coverage of the Barclays Premier League again next season," he said.
TrueVisions' three-year rights to broadcast the EPL will expire next year. The licence bidding will take place soon and many operators in Thailand have shown a keen interest. Apart from TrueVisions, several bidders have emerged in the upcoming bid: GMM Grammy, RS, InTouch, formerly known as Shin Corporation, as well as such foreign sport broadcasters as Sportfive and ESPN. The winner is expected to be announced by the end of September.