The USTA today announced that Eclat Media Group has been granted the exclusive live television and digital rights to the US Open Tennis Championships in 15 territories across Asia in a five-year deal that begins with the 2022 US Open.
Eclat recently expanded its SPOTV platform across Asia and adds the US Open to a live programming slate that also includes The Championships, Wimbledon. The territories included in the deal are Mongolia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Macau.
"We were inspired by the bold vision and are excited to partner with Eclat and SPOTV as they grow their regional presence and live sports portfolio,” said Lew Sherr, Chief Revenue Officer, USTA. “This partnership will allow us to elevate the presentation of live US Open content to our substantial and growing fan base throughout Asia.”
“SPOTV aims to introduce a new era in sports entertainment by featuring premier events like the US Open,” said Mitchell Hong, CEO, Eclat Media Group. “Not only is it one of the grand slams of tennis, its non-stop action thrills tennis fans in the region and is a perfect addition to our platform. We are looking forward to delivering one of the world’s most spectacular event together with USTA on SPOTV.”
The 2022 US Open will take place August 29-September 11 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 655,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, one of the highest-attended annual sporting events in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking nine summer WTA and ATP World Tour tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships in addition to supporting tennis and education programs nationwide to benefit under-resourced youth through the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. For more information about the USTA, go to USTA.com or follow the official accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.
About Eclat Media Group
Eclat Media Group is the leader in sports media in South 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 South Korea through its seven sports channels under the “SPOTV” name, and South Korea’s first subscription-based OTT platform, “SPOTV NOW.” Additionally, Eclat also publishes the print magazine, Golf Digest Korea, e-newspaper SPOTV NEWS, operates an advertising media rep company, SPOTV Connect, and the PR company, Konnectivity, among other businesses.