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There will be no Euro 2012-style television blackouts for the upcoming Olympic Games in London. Local viewers will be able to watch the nearly three weeks of sporting competitions on free TV no matter who provides their signals.
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Sports fans in Thailand will be able to see these Jamaican sprinters and all other Olympic stars from around the world on free TV. AFP
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No TV blackout for the Olympics
There will be no Euro 2012-style television blackouts for the upcoming Olympic Games in London.
Local viewers will be able to watch the nearly three weeks of sporting competitions on free TV no matter who provides their signals.
Television Pool of Thailand, or TV Pool, says it will broadcast all copyrighted programmes from London to all viewers regardless of their reception platforms, NBTC's broadcasting committee chairman Natee Sukonrat said after meeting TV Pool chairman Lt Gen Sunthorn Sophonsiri.
The Olympic stadium in London. AFP
The broadcasting committee yesterday also approved a draft of "must-carry" rules after more than three months of study.
Under the must-carry rules, free-TV broadcasters must transmit all their content through all broadcast platforms in the country without any conditions.
Companies holding broadcast rights such as those for Euro 2012 must be aware of the must-carry rules before striking any deals with free-TV operators, Col Natee said.
The new rules follow complaints by True Visions subscribers that they could not watch live Euro 2012 soccer matches carried on free-TV channels.
The NBTC will submit draft must-carry rules to its board on July 18. They are expected to come into effect before the Games start on July 27.
However, the rules will not be applied to broadcasts on the internet or other new media as content could end up being transmitted abroad
Adapted from a story in today’s Bangkok Post by Komsan Tortermvasana.
sprinter – a runner who races in short, very fast events นักวิ่งระยะสั้น
upcoming – happening soon; available soon ซึ่งกำลังจะเกิดขึ้น, ซึ่งกำลังจะมา
local – in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about ท้องถิ่น
competition – an organised event in which people try to win by being better than other people การแข่งขัน
no matter (who, what, etc.) – always true, whatever the situation is ไม่ว่าในกรณีใด, มิไย
provide – to give someone something that they want or need จัดหาให้, จัดเตรียมไว้ให้
broadcast – to send out radio or television signals กระจายเสียง,กระจายภาพ
copyright – the legal right to control the production and selling of a book, play, film, photograph or piece of music ลิขสิทธิ์
regardless of – without being affected or influenced by anything else that happens or exists โดยไม่คำนึงถึง
reception – the act of receiving, in this case, television signals การรับ
platform – a type of media or way of distributing information , e.g., newspapers, magazines, video, etc.
committee – a group of people who are chosen, usually by a larger group, to make decisions or to deal with a particular subject คณะกรรมการ
chairman – the person in charge of a committee, a company, etc ประธาน
draft – a piece of writing not in a final form and likely to be changed ร่าง
must-carry – must make available to your customers ต้องให้บริการแก่ลูกค้า
transmit – to send ส่ง
content – the subject, ideas, or story that a piece of writing or a radio or television programme deals with เนื้อหา,สาระ
conditions – things that must be true or must be done before another thing can happen เงื่อนไข
right – something that you are legally allowed to do or have, in this case, because of making an agreement with the owner สิทธิ
aware – to know that something exists, or to have knowledge or experience of a particular thing ทราบ
deal – a formal agreement, especially in business or politics การตกลงซื้อขาย, ข้อตกลง, การซื้อขาย
strike a deal – to make an agreement
operator – a person or company that runs a business ผู้ดำเนินกิจการทางธุรกิจ, ผู้ประกอบธุรกิจ
complaint – when someone says that something is wrong or not satisfactory การบ่น, ข้อที่ไม่พอใจ
subscriber – someone who pays money to an organisation in order to receive a product, use a service regularly or support the organisation ผู้ใช้บริการ
live – happening now, i.e., not recorded earlier ถ่ายทอดสด
submit – to formally give something to someone so that can make a decision about it ยื่น (เอกสาร) เพื่อการพิจารณา
come into effect – to begin to be used เริ่มใช้
apply – to make use of something นำมาใช้
media – radio, television, newspaper, the Internet, considered as a group สื่อ
abroad – in or to a foreign country ในต่างประเทศ
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