BeIN Sports launches in Thailand with TrueVisions

Louise Duffy | 05-02-2014

Global sports channel beIN SPORTS has launched in Thailand on TrueVisions pay-TV.

Live content will include football from leagues around the world such as the Scottish Professional Football League, Major League Soccer (MLS); club content from Liverpool TV, Spurs TV and Paris St-Germain’s This is Paris; cup tournaments including the Scottish Challenge Cup and Scottish League Cup; international football from the Brazil World Tour; summer football friendly matches, as well as football documentaries, magazine programmes, and the Serie A news update show.

Other sports include ATP 250 tennis events, rugby action from the RBS Six Nations, European basketball in the Spanish Basketball League (Liga Endesa) and the ACB Copa del Rey, events from the Olympic Council of Asia including the Asian Beach Games 2014, the Italian Volleyball League, International Baseball Federation events such as the Baseball World Cup and much more.

Nasser Al Khelaifi, chairman of beIN SPORTS, said: “Thailand is a new and very important market for beIN SPORTS and we are very excited about our launch on Thailand’s leading pay-TV platform in TrueVisions. Since the launch last year, beIN SPORTS is now the fastest growing sports television brand in the world, and we aim to continue the pace of expansion in Asia as we seek new opportunities for growth.”

Anat Mekpaiboonvatana, managing director of TrueVisions, added: "We are delighted to enter into partnership with beIN SPORTS to showcase this new and exciting branded channel in Thailand. We are very proud to be the first pay-TV operator in Thailand to bring beIN SPORTS to our viewers, and we are committed to offering the most extensive coverage of world-class sports with the best high definition quality. With an exclusive addition of beIN SPORTS, our portfolio now comprises 30 sports channels, reinforcing TrueVisions’ positioning as the ‘King of Content’ for live and exclusive. We also promise more of action sports programming for Thai sports fans.”