FIFA warns Thailand Dropped live World Cup signal SAT orders emergency fixes, threatens to cut off contract
Reporters reported on November 22, 2022, “Big Kong” Dr. Kongsak Yodmanee, Governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), as the copyright holder of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Have sent a letter asking for help to encode the signal to comply with the requirements of the International Football Federation (FIFA) to the Secretariat of the Broadcasting Commission. television business and the National Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).
as referred to The Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) has requested assistance from the Broadcasting Commission. television business and the National Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) asked for cooperation from various radio and television service providers. Includes DTT multiplexer service providers, 5 MUX and Thaicom Public Company Limited, Must Carry system operator and STB box service providers to protect live broadcasting rights.
FIFA World Cup 2022 (final) via an encrypted signal And while conducting an OTA from the satellite TV set top box, SAT was informed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) that the signal which was broadcasting a live broadcast of The 2022 World Cup (final) in Thailand continues to spread. another country’s territory. In addition to the copyright granted in accordance with the terms of the Federation.
The federation has asked the licensee to broadcast live from Thailand. Modify the encryption signal (Encryption) sent via satellite to meet the requirements. and the Federation’s standards as soon as possible To prevent signal problems from broadcasting live broadcasts of the 2022 World Cup (final) in Thailand to infringe copyright in other countries’ territories as notified by the Federation
SAT would like to request the assistance and cooperation of the NBTC to notify the DTT Multiplexer service provider
5 MUX and Thaicom Public Company Limited, operator of the Must Carry system and provider of the STB box.
Protect the rights to broadcast the 2022 World Cup (final) by taking the following steps.
1. Carry out encryption (Encryption) when transmitting via satellite in accordance with FIFA standards, which set the minimum standards of BISS CA Director or Power/u.
2. For the part of Thaicom Public Company Limited, the operator of the system must carry and the provider of the STB box must be encrypted. It is not a similar implementation to BISS 1 Simultcrypt as currently used.
3. If there is any service provider that cannot be encoded to meet the standards set by the federation It is necessary to cut off the signal that will be distributed through that service provider. This must be done in the form of sending a message explaining the terms of dissemination in accordance with the copyright terms received from Thailand. (Or as the general audience will understand in the manner of “black screen”)
In this regard, the federation has encouraged the license holder to do so and published in Thailand Solve the problem as soon as possible. If this is not possible the federation is required to fulfill the license purchase conditions. which action of the Federation The most serious is to cancel the signal of the 2022 World Cup which will be broadcast in Thailand. This will affect the opportunity to follow and watch the live broadcast of the 2022 World Cup (final round) from the people of Thailand. continuously until the end of the race
In this regard, the SAT considers that the SAT and the NBTC need to work together to resolve the problem as soon as possible. to prevent the effect that may occur as notified by the Federation Please notify accordingly. and asked for courtesy to resolve the problem that occurred As soon as possible
Reporters reported that after the NBTC received the letter from the SAT, various parties were invited. The relevant parties have an urgent meeting through an online system on November 23 at 4:00 pm The results of the meeting will be announced later.