2012 Olympic Games broadcast won’t be blacked out


BANGKOK, 9 July 2012 -The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has disclosed that Thai viewers will be able to watch the London 2012 Olympic Games live via satellite and normal TVs.

NBTC Chairman Colonel Natee Sukolrat said he has received confirmation from Lt. Col. Chatchai Sirikalya, Director of Royal Thai Army Radio and Television and the Television Pool of Thailand (TPT) that the 2012 Olympics can be viewed via satellite and on free TVs.

The TPT has reportedly been granted the rights to broadcast the games and, according to the NBTC, there will be no blackout during the live broadcast. According to The NBTC Chairman, said the NBTC has drafted regulations to prevent conflicts similar to those reported between UBC and GMM during the European Cup, and allow the general public to view the global event on TV regardless of who their service providers are.

Additionally, the regulations will also be proposed to the public for their opinions within 7 days before the NBTC enforces it to allow for the 2012 Olympic Games to be broadcasted at the end of this month.