Representatives of the people filed a lawsuit against the SAT and NBTC for favoring some investors. Filming the World Cup, affecting 1 million people with other boxes having to have a black screen Submit an inquiry for temporary protection filming the World Cup on all channels according to the Must Carry rule.
Today (November 28), Mr. Nopparat Pholsing and Ms. Kulthida Kerdkaenkaew, representatives of Mr. Noppadon Wongwihok, representatives of the people filed a lawsuit. Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), Broadcasting Committee National Television and Telecommunications Business and Office of the Broadcasting Commission The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is the defendant in cases 1-4 at the Central Administrative Court. The case of neglecting the duty to allocate the rights to broadcast the World Cup broadcasts for all people to have equal access, universality and without discrimination by requesting the court to consider the judgment There are protection measures and urgent temporary relief requests.
The indictment states that SAT, as the buyer and received the broadcasting rights for the live broadcast of the 2022 World Cup final, came from International Football Federation (FIFA) through the company Info Front Sports and Media at a value of 1,300 million baht, with half of the money being 600 million baht from the Broadcasting Committee Research and Development Fund. The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Business (PAT) and the rest are supported by various private sectors. One of which is True Digital Group Co., Ltd., which supports only 300 million baht.
By allocating money from the aforementioned fund to SAT to buy the rights to broadcast live broadcasts of the 2022 World Cup (final round) with the aim of allowing the public to watch the program thoroughly. as well as promoting and protecting the rights of underprivileged people to access or recognize and make use of the programs of the broadcasting business and the television business on an equal basis with the general public. SAT therefore has a duty and mission to promote sports according to Section 8 (1) of the Sports Authority of Thailand Act 2015, but the duties relating to the facts in this case arising from cooperation according to the agreement Although overseeing the broadcasting of the 2022 World Cup (final round) broadcasts is the direct responsibility of the NBTC, however, the SAT still has the authority to supervise the broadcasting. Live broadcast of the 2022 World Cup (final round) as well as the NBTC, because the SAT has certified in the memorandum of cooperation that The broadcasting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup (final round) broadcasts must cover broadcasting through all types of broadcasting or television businesses under the supervision of the NBTC. Therefore, the NBTC Therefore, there is a duty to jointly direct the broadcasting of the 2022 World Cup (final round) according to the Must Have Must Carry announcement.
But the source of the problem this time is that SAT has entered into a contract granting the right to use broadcasting rights to broadcast live broadcasts of the 2022 World Cup (final round) solely with True Digital Group Co., Ltd., the company True Vision Group Co., Ltd. and True Four U Station Co., Ltd. (“True Group”), whether broadcasting live via IPTV system (IPTV Transmission), internet system (Internet Transmission), telephone system Mobile Transmission and other True systems as
A case in which it can be foreseen that certain broadcasting channels will be blocked. and can only be viewed from True Group’s broadcasting channels This is a case contrary to the intention of the Must Have Must Carry announcement, which aims to allow the public to know and access to watch the broadcasting of the 2022 World Cup final broadcast thoroughly and through all channels.
The SAT did not take any action to suspend the exclusive right granted to True Group and the NBTC did not take any action to prohibit SAT from entering into a contract with True Group. in such clause Actions of all defendants It is therefore a neglect of the duty to allocate the rights to broadcast the World Cup broadcasts for all people to have equal access, thoroughness and without discrimination. Negligence in performing legal duties of the defendant as mentioned above. cause obvious problems. Nearly 1 million people who already have IPTV boxes receiving signals from other service providers such as AIS Play Box, GMM Z, PSI, MVTV, DTV and others cannot access the broadcasting live broadcast. Compete in the 2022 World Cup final thoroughly This is an act contrary to the spirit of the Must Have Must Carry announcement prescribed by the NBTC, which pushes the burden on the people unreasonably. In order to watch such live broadcasts, additional expenses must be paid for the purchase of a True set-top box or the installation of additional antennas or shrimp antennae, or if an Internet antenna is already installed. But not True will result in unstable viewing.
therefore requesting the Central Administrative Court to urgently consider the judgment of the Central Administrative Court prescribing measures or methods of protection to relieve suffering temporarily before the judgment And request the court to urgently request and issue an order on temporary measures. To reduce the burden on the people according to the Must Have, Must Carry principle that has already been clearly stated.