The footballer-transfer market is considered a big hindrance for the development of Vietnam’s football. How has this market operated in the last eight years? In 2003, Minh Phuong moved from Saigon Port FC to Dong Tam Long An FC at the transfer price of VND400 million (around $30,000). In 2003, Minh Phuong moved from Saigon Port FC to Dong Tam Long An FC at the price of VND400 million (around $30,000). This was the record high price at that time. Eight years later, the record price belongs to midfielder Phuoc Tu, who left Thanh Hoa FC to Saigon Xuan Thanh at the transfer fees of VND12 billion ($600,000). In the first two V-Leagues, no domestic player was transferred. Minh Phuong was the first case. After that affair, Trinh Xuan Thanh and Truong Giang moved from Hai Phong and Tien Giang FCs to Binh Duong FC. Truong Giang made a new record with transfer fee of VND1.2 billion (around $80,000), to become the most expensive player at that time (except for foreign players). By … [Read more...] about Prices for Vietnamese football players gallop, why?
The Channel K+ scheme to charge for access to elite European football matches continues to upset the nationÃ¢ÂÂs fans. Luu Vu Hai, chief of the Radio Television Broadcast and Electronic Information Agency, and several experts comment on the social implications of Ã¢ÂÂprivatisingÃ¢ÂÂ football matches. The interviews originally appeared in Tuoi Tre newspaper. Tuoi Tre: After K+ announced that it holds exclusive rights to broadcast certain English Premier League matches and offered expensive service packs, provoking a public furor, it is said that some television stations complained to the Radio Television Broadcast and Electronic Information Agency that K+ has violated Article 11 of the Law on Competition. Is that true? Luu Vu Hai: ThatÃ¢ÂÂs right! We have also received letters from some provinces complaining about the situation. We are considering these complaints from a legal perspective. I must say that this is a very new matter. ThereÃ¢ÂÂs no precedent in Vietnam. It is … [Read more...] about What’s the social obligation of a TV football broadcaster?
Vietnam's football fans are upset that they'll have to pay a lot to watch top European matches. A top manager at Vietnam Television (VTV) confesses to Tuoi Tre that an excess of competition among units of the state-owned broadcaster may have driven up the cost of broadcast rights. Suddenly, Vietnam has joined the rest of the world in the era of pay-to-view sporting events, to the dismay of football fans. For a package including La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy) and Sunday English Premier League matches, to be broadcast exclusively over the new joint-venture channel K+, football fans will have to pay three million dong ($165) annually. Fans will also have to buy a decoder for about 1.5 million dong. The state-owned Vietnam Television network holds 51 percent of capital in the new cable channel, K+. Its minority partner is the French broadcaster, Canal+. VTV now has obtained exclusive broadcasting rights for seven major world football leagues. To watch many of these games, football … [Read more...] about VTV exec advocates TV association to negotiate football broadcast rights deals
Hanoi Cable Television (HCTV) will continue to broadcast Sunday matches of the English Premier League (EPL) if K+ and MP&Silva can’t demonstrate their exclusive right, stated HCTV director Le Dinh Cuong after airing a match between Liverpool and Arsenal last Sunday. Exclusive broadcasting rights hit football audience K+ and other television broadcasters have not reached any agreement on sharing broadcasting rights for EPL matches on Sunday. However, the first Super Sunday match of the new EPL was carried on True Sports channel of HCTV on August 15 and some provincial TV channels like An Giang, Can Tho, Bac Ninh, Nha Trang, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Da Lat, Quy Nhon and Hai Phong. K+ and MP&Silva announced that it holds exclusive right for Sunday matches in Vietnam, so HCTV was accused of illegally airing the match between Liverpool and Arsenal last Sunday. However, HCTV responded that it bought the right to broadcast True Sports channel of Thailand’s … [Read more...] about K and HCTV tense for football broadcasting rights
The draw for menÃ¢ÂÂs football at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) 2011 on October 19 in Jakarta has created two opinions on the regional media. According to the draw, Vietnam, one of the two seeds at the drawing ceremony, stays in group B with Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Brunei and Timor Leste. The defending champion Malaysia selected as the other seed is in group A with hosts Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and Cambodia. Football competition is scheduled to start on November 3, and the final game on November 22 - the closing day of the tournament. Vietnam will take on the Philippines on the opening competition day Nov. 3 In the menÃ¢ÂÂs futsal event with the participation of six national teams, Vietnam is drawn in group A with hosts Indonesia and the Philippines. Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar join group B. The draw result is out of the expectation of everybody. In Group A, only Cambodia is weak. The remaining four teams are very strong: Indonesia is the host team, … [Read more...] about Foreign media comments about SEA Games draws for men’s football