The Rising Price of TV Football in Asia

Singapore's attack on commercially negotiated television rights, as reported on Asia Sentinel (July 19) is already having reverberations around Asia. Now media in Vietnam have taken up the cry. They are complaining that competition between local pay TV providers has pushed up the price of watching major European league football, notably the English Premier League and out of the price range of many people. There are demands that the government step into create a buying monopoly and require channels to share the rights to football and other popular imported programming.

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