Regulator blames GMM Grammy for Euro row
The saga over the broadcasting rights to the football tournament has caused consternation and confusion among fans and NBTC's broadcasting head Natee Sukonrat says it's all due to a loophole in the system ready for exploitation and that a new game plan is needed
The controversy surrounding the broadcasting of Euro 2012 matches has swept politics from front pages and left millions of frustrated fans demanding to know: What happened to my football?
WHAT YOU MISSED: Croatian forward Nikica Jelavic, right, celebrates after a goal during the Euro 2012 Italy vs Croatia match at the Municipal Stadium in Poznan, Poland.
The answer can be traced back to when GMM Grammy first bought the rights to the competition from the Union of European Football Associations (Uefa). Grammy acquired the rights to boost the market share of its new satellite TV company GMM Z, which requires viewers to buy a dedicated 1,590 baht set-top box. Grammy also sub-licensed Euro 2012 broadcast rights to Channel 3, Channel 5 and Modernine TV, on a revenue-sharing basis.
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