True Sport

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True Sport
True Sport Logo.png
Launched 1 August 2007; 9 years ago (2007-08-01)
Network TrueVisions
Owned by TrueVisions
Picture format True Sport 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 576i (4:3 SDTV)
True Sport HD, HD 2, HD 3, HD 4 and True Tennis HD 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Broadcast area Thailand
Laos
Cambodia
Headquarters 118/1 Tipco Tower Rama 6 Rd. Samsennai, Phayatai, Bangkok 10400
Replaced SuperSport
UBC SuperSport
Website truesport.truelife.com
Availability
Satellite
TrueVisions Channel 666 (HD)
Channel 667 (HD 2)
Channel 668 (HD 3)
Channel 669 (HD 4)
Channel 670 (Tennis HD)
Channel 681 (1)
Channel 682 (2)
Channel 683 (3)
Channel 684 (5)
Channel 685 (6)
Channel 686 (7)
Cable
TrueVisions Channel 666 (HD)
Channel 667 (HD 2)
Channel 668 (HD 3)
Channel 669 (HD 4)
Channel 670 (Tennis HD)
Channel 681 (1)
Channel 682 (2)
Channel 683 (3)
Channel 684 (5)
Channel 685 (6)
Channel 686 (7)
Streaming media
TrueVisions Anywhere Watch live

True Sport is a Thai group of sport channels operated by cable and satellite pay-TV provider TrueVisions. True Sport channels are available exclusively on TrueVisions. The number of channels are depends on the package.[1]

True Sport holds exclusive rights to broadcast Thai League T1, NFL, NBA as well as the tennis programmes from ATP Tour, WTA Tour and US Open. It also airs magazine shows from FIFA, ITTF and ATP.[2][3][4]

True Sport channels[edit]

Present channels[edit]

True Sport 1[edit]

True Sport 1 originally launched as SuperSport before rebranded to UBC Super Sport in 2004. UBC Super Sport airs extra programmes from its sister channel SuperSport Gold.[5][6] True Sport 1 replaced UBC Super Sport on 1 August 2007. True Sport originally broadcast live coverage major football competition including European football such as Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and club channels' magazine shows.[7]

True Sport 1 now mainly airs Golf, Tennis and FIFA Futbol Mundial magazine show.

True Sport 2[edit]

True Sport 2 originally launched as SuperSport Gold. It was the first 24 hours premium sport dedicated channel in Thailand. SuperSport Gold airs Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, NFL and tennis programmes.[6] SuperSport Gold replaced by UBC Super Sport Action in November 2004. UBC Super Sport Action airs fighting sports, Extreme sport and Water sports.

On 1 August 2007, UBC Super Sport 2 has rebranded as True Sport 2. True Sport 2 now mainly airs Thai League T1 and other football related live coverage and programmes.

True Sport 3[edit]

True Sport 3 originally launched as UBC Sport Plus in November 2004 to serve as a extra channel for live coverage sports event. On 1 August 2007, UBC Sport Plus has replaced by True Sport 3. It broadcasts Extreme sports, Water sports, American sports including NFL and NBA also Motor sports.

True Sport 5[edit]

True Sport 5 firstly launched on 1 August 2007 until it was replaced by pay-per-view True Sport Club Channels on 10 January 2009. True Sport 5 has relaunched to covers Golf.

True Sport 6[edit]

True Sport 6 originally launched as True Sport Extra 2 on 1 August 2007. It was using as extra channel for live coverage sports along with True Sport Extra 1. True Sport 6 replaced TrueSport Extra 2 on 1 April 2010. It mainly broadcasts Boxing.

True Sport 7[edit]

True Sport 7 replaced Special Sports on 1 November 2012. It mainly airs Badminton, Volleyball and Snooker matches featuring Thai athletics.

True Sport HD[edit]

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True Sport HD launched in May 2010. It was the first high-definition dedicated sport channel in Thailand. It mainly broadcasts NFL, NBA, Badminton and Snooker matches in HD format.[8]

True Sport HD 2[edit]

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True Sport HD 2 launched in 2012. It was broadcasting European football in high-definition format including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. True Sport HD 2 also simulcasted the Premier League Content Service, a dedicated Premier League channel produced by Premier League Productions until TrueVisions lost its rights to broadcast Premier League.

True Sport HD 2 mainly airs Thai football competitions including Thai League T1, Thai FA Cup and Thai League Cup.[9][10]

True Sport HD 3[edit]

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True Sport HD 3 launched in 2013. It was serving as an extra channel for live coverages of various sport events.

True Sport HD 4[edit]

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True Sport HD 4 originally launched as True Sport Extra 1 on 1 August 2007, was using as extra channel for live coverage of Premier League matches and later added rugby union matches from Setanta Sports Asia. It was rebranded as True Sport 8 in July 2013 then upgraded to HD broadcast channel True Sport HD 4 in August 2013. It simultaneously air Setanta Sports Asia and live football coverage when needs.

True Tennis HD[edit]

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True Tennis HD launched as UBC Zoccer in 2004. It was aired programmes from football club channels including MUTV, LFC TV, Arsenal TV and Chelsea TV. True Sport 4 replaced UBC Zoccer on 1 August 2007. It was broadcasting golf from PGA Tour and tennis before converted to HD tennis-dedicated channel True Tennis HD. It airs tennis programmes mostly from ATP Tour, WTA Tour and US Open.[11]

Defunct channels[edit]

True Sport Club Channels[edit]

True Sport Club Channels are a set of football dedicated pay-per-view channels launched on 10 January 2009 replacing True Sport 5. It mainly broadcast Premier League matches of Big Four including magazine programmes from club channels and Premier League matches from another teams. True Sport Club Channel M broadcasts Manchester United, True Sport Club Channel L for Liverpool FC, True Sport Club Channel A for Arsenal and True Sport Club Channel C for Chelsea FC.[12]

Sport rights[edit]

Football[edit]

Name Nationality Broadcast details
Thai League T1 Thailand Exclusive live rights until 2020
Thai League 2 Thailand Exclusive live rights until 2020
Thai FA Cup Thailand Exclusive live rights until 2020
Thai League Cup Thailand Exclusive live rights until 2020

American Football[edit]

Name Nationality Broadcast details
National Football League United States

Basketball[edit]

Name Nationality Broadcast details
National Basketball Association United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TrueVisions Channel Lineup". truevisionsgroup.truecorp.co.th. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "TrueVisions launches affordable package for Thai football fans - The Nation". The Nation. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "List of NBA Broadcasters Worldwide". www.nbascoreslive.com. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "TV Schedule ATP World Tour Tennis". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "ยูบีซี ปรับทัพช่องกีฬา รับศึกใหญ่ - Positioning Magazine" (in Thai). Positioning Magazine. 4 November 2004. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "UBC's 69-1 (2001)" (in Thai). p. 2. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "TrueVisions UBC Introduces TrueSport". www2.truecorp.co.th. True Corporation. August 1, 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "TrueVisions to launch free-to-air service". www.nationmultimedia.com. The Nation. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "TrueVisions taps new subscribers with TPL". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Broadcasters turn to local sports for rise in ratings - The Nation". The Nation. 
  11. ^ "TrueVisions to launch tennis HD channels - The Nation". The Nation. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "ทรูวิชั่นส์ เปิดตัว 4 ช่องรายการใหม่ TrueSport Club Channels เอาใจคอบอลไทยให้เลือกติดตามพรีเมียร์ลีกทีมโปรด ทั้ง 20 สโมสรได้ตามความต้องการ | ThaiPR.NET". www.thaipr.net (in Thai). Retrieved 19 September 2016. 

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