company_name = BEC-TERO Entertainment Public Co. Ltd.
company_type = Public, but not traded
foundation = 1998
key_people = Prasan Maleenont, chairman
Pravit Chitnarapong, independent director
Nat Indrapana, independent director
Chansak Fuangfu, independent director
Prachum Maleenont, director
Cathleen Maleenont, director
Brian L. Marcar, director
Neil Thompson, deputy managing director
Music, concerts, films, televisionshows
parent = BEC World Public Co. Ltd. (SET: BEC)
homepage = [http://www.bectero.com www.bectero.com]
BEC-TERO Entertainment Public Co. Ltd. is an entertainment conglomerate in
Thailandthat organizes and promotes concerts, owns record labels and produces films and televisionshows. It is a subsidiary of BEC World Public Co. Ltd., which also owns Bangkok Entertainment Co. Ltd., operator of Thai TV Color Channel 3.
BEC World Public Co. Ltd. was formed in 1995 by the Maleenont family to combine all its interests in broadcasting and media. The subsidiary, BEC-TERO, formed on March 27, 1998.
ony BMG Music Entertainment (Thailand)
In 2001 BEC-TERO entered into a partnership with
Sony BMG Music Entertainmentto create a Thai division of the record label. Among the artists on Sony BMG's roster is Tata Young, one of Thailand's most popular female artists.
The company also has the Bakery Music and Black Sheep Record labels, which are focused on the indie music scene.
List of artists on Bakery Music
Artists on Bakery Music, a label under Sony BMG Music Entertainment Thailand, include:
Modern Dog(left label in 2005)
BEC-TERO has its own THAITICKETMASTER brand in Thailand since 1999 to support its concert business, and is the primary retailer of tickets to concerts and other events in Thailand. It has several outlets in Thailand's
Central Department Storechain, as well as sales through its website. In 2007, Thaiticketmaster merged with Major Ticketing, owned by Major Cineplex Group, forming Thaiticketmajor. Tickets outlets now include all Major and EGV Cinema ticket outlets, and about 50 branches of post office. In February 2007, Thaiticketmajor adds intercity bus ticketing to their line of services.
BEC-TERO is the primary promoter and organizer of
pop musicconcerts by foreign artists in Thailand. Artists brought to Thailand by BEC-TERO include Elton Johnand 50 Cent. Most of the bigger shows are held at Impact Arenain Mueang Thong Thani, Amphoe Pak Kret.
For a few years, the company hosted smaller events in what was known as BEC-TERO Hall in
Suan Lum Night Bazaarin Lumphini, Bangkok. It is used for concerts and other events. Artists who have performed there include Bryan Ferry, The Pretendersand Black Eyed Peas. The company's lease on the Suan Lum location expired in March 2007, and the hall was renamed Bangkok Hall. The company is looking for another location for its own event hall. [Rungfapaisarn, Kwanchai (June 22, 2006), [http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/06/23/business/business_30007082.php "BEC-Tero to build permanent centre for exhibitions, concerts"] , "The Nation".]
Film Bangkok and Chalermthai Studio are the film-production arms of BEC-TERO. Until 2005, Film Bangkok was run by
Adirek Wattaleela, a producer and director who is often enigmatically credited as simply "Uncle". The last film to be produced by the now-shuttered Film Bangkok was " SARS Wars".
List of films produced by Film Bangkok
Films produced by Film Bangkok include:
Saving Private Tootsie"
*"" ("One Take Only")
Tears of the Black Tiger"
The Siam Renaissance"
Virgin Radio Thailand
Virgin BEC-TERO Radio (Thailand) Co. Ltd. operates several stations under the
Virgin Radiobrand name. They are:
* 95.5 Virgin Hitz
* Virgin Soft 103
* Easy FM 105.5
Media of Thailand
* [http://www.becworld.com/data/ebusiness.html BEC World Public Co. Ltd.] - Parent corporation
** [http://www.bectero.com BEC-TERO corporate website]
*** [http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/ Thaiticketmajor]
*** [http://www.virginradiothailand.com Virgin Radio Thailand]
*** [http://www.sonybmg.co.th/ Sony BMG Music (Thailand)]
**** [http://www.bakerymusic.com/home.asp Bakery Music]
*** [http://www.filmbangkok.com Film Bangkok]
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