WTT Signs SEA Broadcast Deal With Eclat Media Group For SPOTV
January 26, 2022
Today, World Table Tennis (WTT) announced its latest broadcast agreement for Southeast Asia with Eclat Media Group, further highlighting the sport’s remarkable growth and appeal in recent years.
The three-year partnership starts immediately and includes the following markets: Brunei, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Macau (non-exclusive), Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand (non-exclusive) and Vietnam. WTT and SPOTV will work closely together to reach new audiences across a region of over 670 million people.
The South Korean group secured exclusive rights for all WTT events – including the World Table Tennis Championships – on SPOTV, its linear television channel and streaming platform.
WTT unveiled the first part of its 2022 calendar earlier this week, featuring an ambitious list of events with the ultimate objective of making table tennis stronger, more attractive, and more global. Oman joins the WTT Series for 2022, hosting WTT Contender Muscat in February, and the first-ever WTT Grand Smash is scheduled in Asia in March. Players will then return to the Middle East with WTT Feeder Doha, WTT Contender Doha, and WTT Star Contender Doha to be played consecutively.
WTT Senior Media Director Melissa Soobratty said: “We are delighted to welcome SPOTV to the WTT family. Southeast Asia is a significant market for WTT, and we look forward to partnering with SPOTV to build a new era for table tennis in the region.”
Mitchell Hong, Chairman of SPOTV and CEO of Eclat Media Group, commented: “Table tennis is an Olympic sport with a massive following in Asia. SPOTV is the platform for key sporting events, and we welcome WTT as a partner to deliver the best table tennis content to our fans in this part of the world.”
SPOTV runs two regional sports channels, SPOTV and SPOTV2, and is currently distributed across territories in Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia (MNC Vision, K-Vision, UseeTV, MAXStream), Malaysia (Astro, Unifi TV), the Philippines (Skycable), Singapore (Singtel TV, StarHub TV), Thailand (TrueVisions), and selected East Asia territories such as Macau (Macau Cable TV), and Mongolia (Univision). Its streaming platform, SPOTV NOW, is scheduled to be launched later in 2022.
By broadcasting globally renowned sports properties such as MotoGP, Wimbledon, US Open (tennis), The Open Championships, Badminton World Federation Events, and World Table Tennis, SPOTV seeks to be an inclusive and dynamic platform that profoundly engages the Asian sports fan.
IMG manages the global distribution of broadcast rights for all WTT events and TV production coverage.