Boost for Thai football as eight-year TV deal is struck

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) is set to announce a new eight-year deal for broadcast rights to Thai League and national team games.

Zense Entertainment Company is expected to be confirmed as the broadcaster that will take over comprehensive rights to all four Thai League divisions and matches for both Thailand’s men and women’s team from 2021-2028.

In addition, it is thought that the deal also includes futsal and beach football. 

With current rights holder True Vision’s deal expiring on October 25th, there had been concerns about the future, especially in the midst of a global pandemic when some clubs are struggling financially.

However, the FAT look set to confirm full details of their new contract with Zense in a press conference to take place on October 15th.

With Singapore-based 1 Play Sports having recently acquired the rights to live stream Thai League matches in ASEAN countries and other parts of Asia, things seem to be heading the right direction after an uncertain period.

And fans will be relieved to hear that with access to stadiums still very much limited, they should still be able to watch their teams live.

The gap between the end of True’s contract and Zense’s takeover should be filled by NBT2 HD channel, though it remains uncertain how comprehensive this coverage will be.

Paul Murphy

2 thoughts on “Boost for Thai football as eight-year TV deal is struck

    1. Hello! Unfortunately, we can’t recommend official streaming platforms at the moment, since we are uncertain how things will play out with the new broadcasters. Currently, select games (2 per week) can be viewed internationally on True4u (Facebook page), but this deal will expire at the end of October.

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