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What's new in business news: August 21, 2013

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Portable satellite dish you can use anywhere, Truevisions wins Thai Premier League rights & Cabinet hears state telecom survival plans. 

A man demonstrates how to use the Ozone satellite dish and tablet-like viewing device used with it.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS 

Portable satellite dish 

PSI Holdings, the country's largest satellite-dish and set-top box provider, yesterday launched a portable satellite dish and a built-in signal-receiving screen aimed at condo dwellers, street vendors and drivers.

Users can put the portable satellite dish outdoors or near a window so it can receive signals from the Thaicom 5 and 6 satellites, but the dish cannot be used when it is raining. The viewing device  looks like a tablet computer.

The satellite dish can connect with other set-top boxes such as those of TrueVisions because it receives signals from Thaicom 5 and 6, but not CTH which uses the Vietnamese VNA-Sat satellite.

The new product, named Ozone, is priced at 4,000 baht.

[Read whole article devices" >here]

BROADCASTING

TrueVisions wins Thai Premier League rights

TrueVisions, the pay-TV operator, has won the broadcast rights to football's Toyota Thai Premier League (TPL) for another three seasons from 2014-16 at a cost of 1.8 billion baht, adding to its already acquired rights for football competitions - Yamaha League One, the Thaicom FA Cup and the Toyota League Cup.

TrueVisions has the broadcast rights to four major football leagues - the Uefa Champions League, Uefa Europa League, Spain's La Liga and Italy's Calcio Serie A.

Pay-TV operator CTH has secured the English Premier League (EPL) rights from 2013-15.

The price paid for the TPL broadcast rights is nearly 10 times higher than that paid for the TPL rights from 2011-13, which cost 200 million baht excluding production costs.

[Read whole article rights" >here]

TELECOMMUNICATIONS 

Cabinet hears state telecom survival plans

The two state telecom enterprises' CAT and TOT have made proposals to keep certain frequencies for their own services in order to survive after their cellular concessions end. 

CAT wants to provide network service and become a network service provider after its concessions end. CAT wants DTAC to turn over unused spectrum so it can do this. 

Mobile leader Advanced Info Service's concession with TOT will expire in 2015. TOT also wants to keep the right to use unused spectrum.

The Frequency Allocation Act stipulated that spectrum must be returned to the NBTC for reallocation via auction after concessions end.

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Vocabulary:

acquire: to get; to obtain - ได้มาซึ่ง

aim: the thing you hope to achieve by doing something - เป้าหมาย

allocation: the process of deciding to give an amount of share of something to some one - การจัดสรรปันส่วน

auction: a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each thing, until the thing is sold to the person who will pay most - การขายโดยการประมูล, การขายทอดตลาด

broadcast: to send out a programme on television or radio - กระจายเสียง,กระจายข่าว

broadcast rights: the legal right to sell and control who can watch a television broadcast -

built-in: made as part of a device or thing, not a separate part; integrated -

cabinet: the group of government ministers who make and approve government policy - คณะรัฐมนตรี

cellular: connected with a telephone system that works by radio instead of wires - เกี่ยวกับโทรศัพท์เซลลูล่าร์

competition: an organised event in which people try to win prizes by being better than other people - การแข่งขัน

concession: a right that is given to a person or group to do a particular activity - สัมปทาน

connect: to join together two or more things - เชื่อมต่อ

demonstrate: to show something and explain how it works - สาธิต

device: a machine or piece of equipment that does a particular job - อุปกรณ์ เครื่องมือ เครื่องจักร

dweller: a person or an animal that lives in the particular place that is mentioned - ผู้อยู่อาศัย, ผู้อาศัย

enterprise: an organization, especially a business - กิจการ, บริษัท,อุตสาหกิจ,วิสาหกิจ

excluding: not including something - ไม่รวม, แยกออกไป

expire: to come to an end or stop being in use - หมดอายุ

frequency: the number of times that a wave, especially a sound or radio wave, is produced within a particular period, especially one second - ความถี่

holding company: a company that is formed to buy shares in other companies which it then controls - บริษัทผู้ถือหุ้นใหญ่หรือเป็นเจ้าของหุ้นใหญ่ในบริษัทอื่น บริษัทที่ถูกจัดตั้ง ขึ้นมาเพื่อซื้อหุ้นของบริษัทอื่น

launch: to start a new public service - เริ่มโครงการ, เริ่มต้น

network: a large system of connected parts, organisations, people, etc. - เครือข่าย

operator: a person or company that runs a business - ผู้ดำเนินกิจการทางธุรกิจ, ผู้ประกอบธุรกิจ

portable: easy to carry or move, so that you can use it in different places - หิ้วได้, พกพาได้

proposal: a plan or suggestion for a group to consider - ข้อเสนอ

provider: a company that "provides" some service to customers -

reallocation: to allocate again after it has been allocated once -

rights: the legal right to control the production and selling of something such as television broadcasts, a book, play, film, photograph or piece of music - ลิขสิทธิ์

satellite: an electronic device that is sent into space and moves around the earth or another planet. It is used for communicating by radio, television, etc. and for providing information - ดาวเทียม

screen: a display on a phone, computer, etc. that shows information -

secure: to get or achieve something - ได้มา, ทำให้ได้ผล, ได้รับ

set-top box: the box on top of TV used to receive satellite or cable TV and select channels - กล่องรับสัญญาณ

spectrum: a range of something, in this case, frequencies available to telecommunications businesses -

survival: the fact or state of continuing to live or exist, especially in difficult conditions - การอยู่รอด

survive: to continue to exist - อยู่รอด  สืบต่อไปได้

tablet computer: a small light-weight computer device shaped like a book; e.g, iPad, Galaxy Tab, etc. -

telecom: a business in the telecommunications industry - โทรคมนาคม)

telecommunications: the science and technology of sending information by telephone, radio, or television - โทรคมนาคม

vendors: people who sell things, e.g., food or newspapers, usually outside on the street - พ่อค้าแม่่ค้าหาบแร่แผงลอย

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