Viet Nam Football Media (VFM) has officially announced their attainment of commercial and TV rights to air football matches on Bong Da TV and sport events on VCTV3 in co-operation with the Viet Nam Cable Television (VCTV).
VFM, which became operational in 2009, also announced that VCTV3 would change its name to The Thao TV.
These two channels will be the only stations in the country licensed to broadcast sport news and events live everyday. They also have the right to broadcast matches from the leading football tournaments such as Premier League, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, V-Leauge and the top tennis tournaments year-round.
Ha Noi T&T voted top team
Ha Noi T&T were voted the best football team in July, while the team's manager Phan Thanh Hung was voted as the best coach.
Timothy from Ha Noi Hoa Phat was voted as the best player after scoring seven goals in July.
The capital won two matches, drew two and lost one last month. The team is on track to take the V-League title with 45 points after 24 rounds. The tournament only has two more rounds to go and will conclude on August 22.
This is the second time that T&T grabbed two titles in one month.
Nation wins golds at karate champs
Viet Nam won two gold medals at the AKF Junior and Cadet Karate Championship in Hong Kong last week.
Tran Hoang Yen Phuong and Nguyen Van Su won golds in the junior female 53kg and junior male 68kg categories, respectively.
It is the first time Su has won international honours. Phuong on the other hand won a bronze medal at the World Women's Karate Cup in Paris in June.
Viet Nam's Tang Thi Hoa also won a gold medal in the women's 59kg category and two bronzes in the cadets' events.
Viet Nam finished the tournament, which ended on Sunday, in fourth place, behind Iran, Japan and Kazakhstan. — VNS