BEC-TERO


BEC-TERO

Infobox Company
company_name = BEC-TERO Entertainment Public Co. Ltd.
company_
company_type = Public, but not traded
foundation = 1998
location = Bangkok, Thailand
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
industry = Mass media
products = Music, concerts, films, television shows
revenue =
operating_income =
net_income =
num_employees =
parent = BEC World Public Co. Ltd. (SET: BEC)
subsid =
homepage = [http://www.bectero.com www.bectero.com]
footnotes =

BEC-TERO Entertainment Public Co. Ltd. is an entertainment conglomerate in Thailand that organizes and promotes concerts, owns record labels and produces films and television shows. 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 Entertainment to 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:
* Boyd Kosiyabong
* Flure
* Groove Riders
* Modern Dog (left label in 2005)
* Pru
* Trai Bhumiratna

Thaiticketmajor

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 Store chain, 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.

Concert promotion

BEC-TERO is the primary promoter and organizer of pop music concerts by foreign artists in Thailand. Artists brought to Thailand by BEC-TERO include Elton John and 50 Cent. Most of the bigger shows are held at Impact Arena in 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 Bazaar in Lumphini, Bangkok. It is used for concerts and other events. Artists who have performed there include Bryan Ferry, The Pretenders and 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

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:
*"Angulimala"
*"Bangkok Dangerous"
*"Bangrajan"
*"Goal Club"
*"SARS Wars"
*"Saving Private Tootsie"
*"" ("One Take Only")
*"Tears of the Black Tiger"
*"The Remaker"
*"The Siam Renaissance"

Virgin Radio Thailand

Virgin BEC-TERO Radio (Thailand) Co. Ltd. operates several stations under the Virgin Radio brand name. They are:
* 95.5 Virgin Hitz
* Virgin Soft 103
* Easy FM 105.5

See also

* Media of Thailand

References

External links

* [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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