VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Football Fans’ Association has sent an open letter with the signatures of one million members to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to express their discontent against the monopoly of K Plus (K+) cable TV channel in broadcasting international football events in Vietnam. Exclusive broadcasting rights hit football audience The Association’s Chair, senior actor Duc Trung, said before sending the letter to the Prime Minister, the Association sent a petition to National Assembly deputy Duong Truong Quoc to ask him to question the cabinet about the case of K+ at the year-end National Assembly session but the answer from the Ministry of Information and Communication was not satisfactory. In some online forums, some people called for others to protest K+ by signing the open letter. A facebook account with around 19,000 “antifans” of K+ has been set up. The idea to collect 1 million signatures was raised several months ago but it was realized only when football fans throughout the country flocked to Hanoi to cheer the ASEAN Football Cup (AFF Cup). Cao Van Liet, General Director of VSTV, the owner of K+ said that it has permitted a digital TV channel and an Internet Protocol…
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