Eclat, Aser, beIN and others bid to fill Fox Sports Asia gap

DOHA, QATAR - MARCH 10: Andrea Dovizioso of Italy and Ducati Team leads the field during the MotoGP race during the MotoGP of Qatar - Race at Losail Circuit on March 10, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Sports rights formerly held by Fox Sports Asia, which is shutting down next month, have attracted bids from several companies interested in taking over the Disney-owned pay-television platform's position in the market.

South Korean media company Eclat Entertainment, sports media group Aser Ventures, Singapore-based pay-television channel operator Rewind Networks and pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports are understood to have been among the bidders. Pay-television broadcasters in individual markets previously covered by Fox Sports are also understood to have bid for certain properties.

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