Prasan Maleenont, chairman
Brian L. Marcar, director
Neil Thompson, deputy managing director
|Products||Music, concerts, films, television shows|
|Parent||BEC World Public Co. Ltd.
BEC-TERO Entertainment Public Co. Ltd. is an entertainment conglomerate in Thailand that organizes and promotes concerts, owns record labels and produces films and television shows. It is a subsidiary of BEC World Public Co. Ltd., which also owns Bangkok Entertainment Co. Ltd., operator of Thai TV Color Channel 3 and used to own TV3 Ghana between years 1997-1999 before sold to Malaysian company, and now owned by Ghanaian company.
BEC World Public Co. Ltd. was formed in 1995 by the Maleenont family to combine all its interests in broadcasting and media. The subsidiary, BEC-TERO, was formed on March 27, 1998.
Sony Music Entertainment (Thailand)
In 2001, BEC-TERO entered into a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to create a Thai division of the record label. The partnership was terminated in mid 2007, however, the partnership was revived in 2012. Among the artists on Sony Music's roster were Tata Young, one of Thailand's most popular female artists, and Same Same consisting of Clint Moffatt and Bob Moffatt formerly of The Moffatts. The company also had the Bakery Music and Black Sheep record labels, which are focused on the indie music scene. In addition, the company also distribute the LOVEis record label.
BEC-TERO has its own THAITICKETMASTER brand in Thailand since 1999 to support its concert business, and is the primary retailer of tickets to concerts and other events in Thailand. It has several outlets in Thailand's Central Department Store chain, as well as sales through its website. In 2007, Thaiticketmaster merged with Major Ticketing, owned by Major Cineplex Group, forming Thaiticketmajor. Tickets outlets now include all Major and EGV Cinema ticket outlets, and about 50 branches of post office. In February 2007, Thaiticketmajor adds intercity bus ticketing to their line of services.
BEC-TERO is the primary promoter and organizer of pop music concerts by foreign artists in Thailand. Artists brought to Thailand by BEC-TERO include Elton John and 50 Cent. Most of the bigger shows are held at Impact Arena in Mueang Thong Thani, Amphoe Pak Kret.
For a few years, the company hosted smaller events in what was known as BEC-TERO Hall in Suan Lum Night Bazaar in Lumphini, Bangkok. It is used for concerts and other events. Artists who have performed there include Bryan Ferry, The Pretenders and The Black Eyed Peas. The company's lease on the Suan Lum location expired in March 2007, and the hall was renamed Bangkok Hall. The company is looking for another location for its own event hall.
Film Bangkok and Chalermthai Studio are the film-production arms of BEC-TERO. Until 2005, Film Bangkok was run by Adirek Wattaleela, a producer and director who is often enigmatically credited as simply "Uncle". The last film to be produced by the now-shuttered Film Bangkok was SARS Wars.
List of films produced by Film Bangkok
Films produced by Film Bangkok include:
- Bangkok Dangerous
- Goal Club
- SARS Wars
- Saving Private Tootsie
- Som and Bank: Bangkok for Sale (One Take Only)
- Tears of the Black Tiger
- The Remaker
- The Siam Renaissance
BEC-Tero Radio Company Limited operates several stations. They are:
- 95.5 Virgin Hitz (95.5 mHz)
- Virgin Star
- Eazy FM 105.5 (105.5 mHz)
- Family News Radio 106 (aka 106 Family News) (106.0 mHz)
- Watchiranont, Thongtep (October 4, 2012). "BEC-Tero eyes 3 countries". The Nation. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
- Rungfapaisarn, Kwanchai (June 22, 2006), "BEC-Tero to build permanent centre for exhibitions, concerts", The Nation.