FIC to Bring Channels to CTH Platform in Thailand


BANGKOK: FOX International Channels (FIC) has entered into a long-term partnership with CTH that will see a number of channels become available to Thai viewers through the platform.

FIC will be providing technology, as well as delivering its channels, to the CTH platform. The partnership is expected to help increase the number of CTH subscribers to 3.5 million.

Wichai Thongtang, the chairman of CTH Public Company Limited, said, “CTH has the greater interests of Thai society at heart and at the center of this is the family nucleus. We are ready to provide great family entertainment to everyone in Thailand in an affordable fashion. Our expectations are focused on the Thai community and how we can better their lives. CTH will evolve as ‘the people’s brand’ by interacting with Thai society.”

Thongtang added, “We want only the best for our people and have thus taken the cable television industry by its horns and will drive forward with quality and affordability, and ensuring reliability.”

Kittsanan Ngamphathipong, the CEO of CTH, said, “Currently CTH has 2.5 million household subscribers and our ambition is to reach 3.5 million households within a calendar year.

“We believe that CTH’s advanced digital network, strong background in the entertainment business, our affordable and highly competitive prices and importantly, the presence of the English Premier League ensures that subscribers will have the very best experience with us.

We are proud to have struck this partnership with FOX International Channels. It is a fantastic opportunity and a relationship that will benefit not just the two parties here but most definitely the people of Thailand will be the greatest beneficiaries. FIC is a well-established brand and will provide world-class content in high definition to our viewers. In addition to popular channels like STAR World and National Geographic Channel, it will be the first time ever that Thai viewers will have access to new and great channels such as FOX Action Movies and FOX Sports News.”

Ward L. Platt, the president of FOX International Channels for Asia Pacific and the Middle East, commented, “FOX International Channels are very pleased to take our service to the next level in Thailand through this great partnership with CTH. We are excited to bring our channels of the best available television content to over 2.5 million CTH subscribers.

FIC continually aims to enhance the viewer experience through quality content as well as innovative technology. We are committed to offering to our viewers in Thailand the ‘TV everywhere’ experience and will soon introduce an online service that will allow our viewers to watch replays of their favorite shows via their mobile devices.