WorldSBK partners with Eclat Media Group across Asia

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 08:00 GMT

A new deal covering more than 15 territories is set to begin in 2022

Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a new long-term agreement with the Eclat Media Group for the exclusive broadcast rights to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship from 2022 until the end of 2026. WorldSBK will join MotoGP™ on SPOTV, the new home of motorcycle racing in South East Asia.

The agreement secures top quality coverage for WorldSBK fans in the Republic of Korea, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Every WorldSBK race will be shown on SPOTV or via local carriers in each country or territory, with coverage also provided for the WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 categories on OTT service SPOTV Now.

In addition, Eclat will produce on-site, unilateral coverage at the Indonesian Rounds of WorldSBK, providing tailor-made broadcasts for the host nation of each event.

Eclat Media Group, with SPOTV, will also prove a committed and experienced partner for Dorna Sports in establishing a wider fanbase for motorcycle racing in the Republic of Korea, an important South East Asian and global market.

Manel Arroyo, Chief Commercial Officer, Dorna Sports: “We are very proud to begin this new, exciting partnership with Eclat. South East Asia is one of the most vital markets for motorcycle racing, with an incredible passion for the sport in many countries. There are also new markets in which we see incredible scope for growth, and we’re delighted to partner with Eclat not only to provide proven, top quality coverage, but also to begin creating new fanbases and bringing MotoGP and WorldSBK to even bigger audiences. This agreement begins a new era for us in South East Asia, built on collaboration and our shared goal of taking the sport to new heights.”

Mitchell Hong, CEO, Eclat Media Group : “For us, MotoGP and WorldSBK stand for thrills and exhilaration and is the best way to commence our growth into Southeast Asia.  So, it is my great pleasure to announce the start of our partnership with Dorna.  We are also full of anticipation at the opportunity to work together to bring these incredible events to Korean fans. Together, we can truly raise the bar for sports fans in Asia.”

About Eclat Media Group

Eclat Media Group is the leader in sports media in Korea.  Formed in 2004, Eclat Media Group services Premier League, UEFA Champions League, LaLiga, Serie A, MLB, NBA, UFC and other premier global sports properties in Korea through its 7 sports channels under the “SPOTV” name, and Korea’s first subscription-based OTT platform, “SPOTV NOW.”  Additionally, Eclat also publishes the print magazine, Golf Digest Korea, the e-newspaper SPOTV NEWS and operates an advertising media rep company, SPOTV connect and the PR company, Konnectivity, among other businesses.