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World Cup broadcast in limbo

A man uses his mobile phone next to a mural in Doha on Friday ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament. (AFP photo)

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) said it is waiting for a budget report from the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) about purchasing the rights to broadcast the 2022 Fifa World Cup, leaving the domestic broadcasting of the event in doubt.

Trairat Viriyasirikul, acting secretary-general of the NBTC, said the commission last week asked the SAT to send the needed budget documents.

He said if they are not given to the NBTC board members by Wednesday, the commission may need to hold an urgent meeting to consider purchasing the broadcasting rights as the event starts on…

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