วันอังคารที่ 22 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2556
Network providers set a goal attention as others seek discounts
The four digital-TV network service providers yesterday promised to ensure coverage of up to 95 percent within three years, and touted the details of their plans for candidates to network broadcasting licenses.
However, executives of about 33 companies who want to enter the auction of spectrum licenses of 24 commercial terrestrial digital-TV seeks to hold one-on-one talks with each of the four state-run television network provider to more details on the scope or negotiate discounts.
He arranged the Broadcasting Committee of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (BTC) meeting yesterday where representatives of the Army, coat, the Public Relations Department (DWI) and Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) at a meeting of representatives of 33 companies that buy application documents for the auction.
After the session, said PRD deputy director-general drawin Pattanapong his agency aims to cover 95 percent with its digital-television service network within three years under its plan to invest BT3-billion.
Said Maj. General Boonyarit Wissamol, director of the Department of Policy and Planning at the Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Station, the Army aims to complete its plan submitted during the next two years. The Army has allocated BT2 billion to the plan. This amount will be spent on digital television transmitters, and ancillary equipment and facilities, broadcasting on 205 sites, including 39 main transmission towers and sites 166 medium-and low-power.
Army Boonyarit said coverage areas to provide would-service digital terrestrial television network reaching 70 percent of the total 22 million households in the country in the first year and 97 percent in the second year.
It seems the Army to have a competitive advantage over its competitors as it has two licenses to provide 12 digital TV channels in standard definition (SD) and four channels in high definition (HD).
COT seems to be offering the "reference rate" highest - the amount that is ultimately broadcast-license holders will be charged by network providers. But the president said Panek Permvongseni coat his company offers more benefits and premium options, such as targeted advertising services, and broadcasting center services, including scheduling, channel branding and station identification set. "Transmission" is a term for transferring TV feed from the broadcaster into broadcast networks who provide content to the audience.
The coat-digital terrestrial television broadcasting signals in two dimensions - horizontal and vertical. This method allows indoor receivers and mobile receivers to receive signals more clearly.
An operator Modernine TV, cots targets 98 per cent coverage by 2015. The company has earmarked at least BT5 billion for its plan to transfer digital age-TV.
He said Mongkol Leelatham, deputy director-general of Thai PBS, his agency expects to achieve full coverage within the next three years and said the company is open to talking with broadcasters about possible reductions.
For digital-TV network leasing, monthly rates coat is Bt4.76 million for channel SD and HD channel for Bt14.28 million. The rates offered by the Army is the second highest - Bt4.72 million for sustainable development and Bt14.16 million for HD.
The PRD raise Bt4.6 million for sustainable development and Bt13.95 million for HD, while Thai PBS offers the lowest rates at Bt4.6 million for sustainable development and Bt13.81 million for HD.
The publications and fee information released by the "big four" network providers do not seem so far has been adequate for the 33 potential candidates, however.
He said Chitralada Henghyotmark, senior vice president for legal and regulatory GMM Grammy, the company would soon speak directly to the four digital-TV network provider to get more information as it seeks to offer the best possible. The additional information it seeks include possible areas to be covered in the first two years.
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