Cambodia Denies Setting High Broadcaster Fees


The Cambodian Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee, known colloquially as CAMOS has denied setting high broadcaster fees, as a row between them and Thai media outlet PBS World, as reported by BPVE a few days ago.

To read about the row with PBS World click here

Quoting “An informed source at the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) the report stated that the Thai’s would struggle to afford the roughly $800,000 fee and would be seeking to negotiate a lower rate. With their argument being that in the last games in Vietnam a token $10,000 had been charged to broadcasters.

What does CAMSOC say?

Addressing questions about the issue yesterday Secretary General of the Cambodia SEA Games Organizing Committee (CAMSOC), General Vath Chomroeun, dismissed them as misinformed.

He further added that CAMSOC had not set a fixed price for broadcasting rights and that negations were still “ongoing” and should not have been made public, according to reports from the Khmer Times.

The Thai claim comes despite Vietnamese broadcaster VTCab recently signing on as the first major broadcaster to have agreed a deal to cover the 2023 Cambodia games.

You can read about that deal here

The spat with the Thai’s is the latest in a number. of ongoing sporting disputes between the neighbouring countries and follows on from the most recent one regarding whether a certain boxing style should be called Muoy Thai, or Kun Khmer.

This article is adapted from BPVE SPORT Cambodia, reported and edited from the great team – Cambodia Sports Review.


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