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ESS renews deal with Thai pay TV operator UBC

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MUMBAI: ESPN Star Sports (ESS) and Thai pay TV operator UBC have reached a multi-year renewal agreement for carriage of the two sports channels.

ESS MD Rik Dovey said, "We are excited about continuing another chapter with UBC. This agreement between our companies represents a renewed commitment and partnership, and together we look forward to bringing viewers in Thailand the best sports television including the English Premier League which kicks off in a week."

"The agreement is timely as it ensures that viewers in Thailand do not miss out on our expanded coverage of the EPL. The upcoming season will be bigger and better. For the first time in Asia, ten matches will be shown each competition week most of them live. The rest will air on a quick turnaround and will be supported with a line-up of programming covering predictions, highlights, news and information, as well as pre and post game analysis."

UBC CEO, Sompan Charumilinda said, "UBC and ESS have also agreed to grant limited syndication rights of 17 live matches per season to terrestrial TV to peak the interest of viewers and drive them to the full EPL coverage on UBC."

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