Eclat Media, the Korean sports broadcasting company, has appointed Lee Choong Khay (CK Lee) as chief executive of SPOTV, its sports channel, in Asia.

In his new role, which he will take up in December, Lee will manage SPOTV’s pay-TV, digital and sports business in the region.

He makes his move from Astro where he worked for more than 24 years, most recently as head of sports in Malaysia.

Nicholas John replaces Lee at Astro, being promoted to vice president and head of sports from within the company, where he has been now for over 11 years.

Lee will relocate to Singapore and report to Mitchell Hong, the chief executive of Eclat Media.

He joins Eclat at an exciting time, with the company having last month announced two regional pay-TV linear channels, SPOTV and SPOTV2, were to be launched across 10 territories across Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Mongolia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau.

The channels provide content such as British Wimbledon and US Open tennis grand slams, motorcycling’s MotoGP, as well as Asian motorcycling, baseball and volleyball.

The streaming platform SPOTV Now is due to launch in 2022.

Hong said: “With his depth of experience in many aspects of the sports industry, I am very confident that CK will be able to lead and grow this company from a pay-TV and digital media platform into the ultimate sports destination for the Asian sport fan.”

Lee added: “SPOTV is the top sports platform in South Korea, and I would like to take this new opportunity as a challenge to develop it into one of the key sporting platforms in the region by incorporating my own experience.”