Live Champions League matches now cannot be viewed on Thai satellite or cable TV.
Without prior notice, broadcast rights holders Channels 3 and 7 started blocking the transmission signals of two Champions League matches to satellite and cable TV including TrueVisions.
Channel 3 was scheduled to televise Manchester City v Villarreal match. But it showed an announcement just before the match kicked off saying the broadcast was only for viewers in Thailand and the live game was unavailable on satellite or cable TV. Later
the Otelul Galati v Manchester United game was blocked on Channel 7.
The two matches could still be watched on terrestrial TV with a normal antenna, assuming that viewers were in a good reception area.
The move caused an uproar among fans.
An insider said the Uefa asked Thailand's broadcast rights holders of the Champions League to act after the European football governing body had received complaints from the broadcast rights holders in neighbouring countries such as Burma.