TrueVisions Will Stop Showing HBO, Cinemax Channels in 6 Days

Promotional image from HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

BANGKOK Winter will never actually come for “Game of Thrones” fans in Thailand next year after the kingdom’s leading cable provider signaled it will stop offering six channels owned by HBO.

After failing to renegotiate licensing deals, TrueVisions will drop HBO, Cinemax HBO, HBO Family, HBO Signature, HBO Hits, Red by HBO and Cinemax, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission announced Monday.

That’s short notice for customers who will lose those channels when they are cut off on Sunday. Commission chairman Natee Sukonrat said TrueVisions would present a commission-approved compensation plan to customers on Tuesday.

TrueVisions has reportedly offered to replace HBO’s content with programming from Paramount, Sony, Universal or Fox Action Movies.


Commissioner Supinya Klangnarong, who disclosed the news in a Sunday night tweet,  said she disagreed with the board’s decision to let TrueVisions off the hook for violating regulations by not providing notice 30 days in advance and not having an approved compensation plan.

TrueVisions has made no statement on the matter. A representative reached for comment said the company planned to release something.

In December 2015, TrueVisions’ cancellation of the Food Network invited many online complaints.