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Byline: The Nation.
World Cup viewers angered by blackout on C-band satellite
Thai viewers with C-band satellite dishes installed in their homes were left angry and confused yesterday after the screens of free television channels airing live World Cup matches went black without prior notice.
Copyright-owner RS Promotion later explained the blackout was mandated by Fifa for non-encrypted broadcast in Thailand.
Left clueless following the blackout, football fans, who now make up a large proportion of television viewers in the Kingdom, scurried to their old-fashioned television sets, urgently trying to tune in to the evening …