- RS Public Company Limited
company_name = RS Public Company Limited
company_type = Public (SET: RS)
foundation = 1976 (listed in 2003)
key_people = Chairman: Kriengkai Chetchotisak
President and CEO: Surachai Chetchotisak
area_served = Thailand
industry = Entertainment and media
products = Music, digital content, sport, film, television, radio, publishing
revenue = 3.14 billion baht (from 2006 financial statement)
net_income = 154 million baht
num_employees = 1,426
homepage = [http://www.rs.co.th/index.php www.rs.co.th]
RS Public Company Limited is a Thai entertainment company. It has a
record label, operates radio stations, produces programming for television, makes films, publishes magazines and promotes concerts. Behind GMM Grammy, it is the second-largest media conglomeratein Thailand.
Company chairman Kriengkai Chetchotisak started in business in 1976, founding Rose Sound Co. Ltd., which involved
jukeboxes and cassette-tape recording.
In 1982, R.S. Sound Co. Ltd. was established, with Kriengkai deciding to target the teenage
demographic profile. The first band signed to the fledgling record label was Intanin, followed by Kiriboon, Fruity, Sixth Sense, Brandy and Rainbow.
By 1992, the company had expanded its scope to include film and television series production and radio programming.
In May 2003, the company was listed on the
Stock Exchange of Thailandas R.S. Promotion Public Company Limited.
In 2006, the company changed its name from R.S. Promotion to RS Public Company Limited and underwent rebranding in 2007 to identify itself as a broader media company rather than just a record label.
There are seven recording labels under RS Music, covering Thai pop (string) and Thai country music (
luk thung) as well as rock, hip hop, rhythm and bluesand easy listening. The labels are Aborigins, Melodiga, Genome Record, No mute, Big Blue Record, Kamikaze and R-siam.
Among the artists with RS Music are:
Dan and Beam(formerly D2B)
RS Television produces
lakorns (soap operas), game shows, a children's showand music programs.
The company's Sky-High Network operates three radio stations, Max 88.5, Cool 93 and Latte 106.
RS Film is the company's film-production and distribution arm. Associated production marques include Avant and Film Surf. In addition to making Thai films, the company also distributes for films for exhibition in Thailand. Films produced by the company include:
Ahingsa-Jikko mee gam"
* "The Victim"
RS Digital provides media for mobile phones and handheld devices.
Under the name RS Idream Co. Ltd., the company promotes concerts and other events, such as
Christina Aguilera's "Back to Basics Tour Live in Bangkok 2007", The World Wrestling EntertainmentSmackDown Live Tour in Thailand, the Bangkok International Film Festivaland Pattaya International Music Festival.
The company's publishing arm releases such titles as the women's magazines, "Front" and "Fame", Poema Books "pocket books" (
graphic novels), and the "Dara Daily" newspaper and the weekly tabloid, "Dara Daily Magazine".
An organizer and broadcaster of sporting events, the company has been selected as the official broadcaster of
FIFA World Cuptournaments in Thailand in 2010 and 2014.
List of record labels
Media of Thailand
* [http://www.set.or.th Stock Exchange of Thailand] - To find company information, enter stock symbol RS in the search field.
* Therdthammakun, Arada and Jittapong, Khettiya. March 30, 2006. [http://today.reuters.com/news/articlebusiness.aspx?type=media&storyID=nBKK101955&pageNumber=0&imageid=&c
] , Reuters (retrieved October 4, 2006).
* Investor Relation Information ( [http://www.rs.co.th/corporate/th/investor.htm Company Profile] ), ( [http://www.rs.co.th/corporate/th/milestone.htm Milestones] )
* [http://www.rs.co.th/index.php RS Public Company Limited]
**(Thai) [http://www.rs.co.th/musicunit/index.php RS Music]
** [http://www.rs-film.com/th/index.php RS Film]
**(Thai) [http://www.daradaily.co.th/Default.aspx Dara Daily]
** [http://www.rsidream.com/ RS Idream]
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