Founder & CEO, Eclat Media Group
Mitchell Hong is the founder and CEO of Eclat Media Group, a diversified media company based out of Seoul, Korea. In 2010, Mitch launched SPOTV and grew it to become the #1 sports media distribution platform in Korea today. SPOTV in Korea exclusively handles Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, NBA, MLB and UFC, among others. Mitch leads the following sports-related businesses: 6 linear sports channels (reaching over 94% of the domestic Korean households), SPOTV Now (#1 Sports OTT platform in Korea), SPOTVNEWS (#1 sports and entertainment e-newspaper), Golf Digest Magazine, SPOTVmall(sports e-commerce), SPOTISTICS(sports data analysis) and A &T management (athlete and talent management). SPOTV now looks forward to expanding and serving sports fans and platforms in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia.
With a month to go until Disney shutters 18 linear channels in Asia, programmers from around the world are stepping into what they think is a viable gap for linear and related content offerings. In a series of separate conversations, we speak to three people whose companies are gathering resources to upsize their Asia operations and their relationships with local platforms.