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Volume 10 No. 22
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Olympic Viewers In Thailand Could Experience A Blackout

A free-TV executive warned that viewers in Thailand who rely on satellite or the Internet for their TV signal "may experience blackouts during broadcasts of the Olympic Games," according to the BANGKOK POST. Channel 3 VP Surin Krittayapongpan said that since the TV Pool of Thailand had bought only terrestrial broadcast rights for the Olympics, a "black screen" phenomenon similar to what happened during Euro 2012 "could happen again." Krittayapongpan said that the right to terrestrial broadcasts can be received by conventional antennae, but does not cover any satellite or Internet platforms. However, cable satellite TV operator True Visions "has its own licence to broadcast the Olympics through its nine HD channels" (BANGKOK POST, 7/6).