FITE Adds Owen Phillips as Senior Director of PR
Global Digital Platform Makes News with Experienced Media Pro
NEW YORK, April 6, 2021 -- FITE, the premier premier digital sports and entertainment platform, announced today that Owen Phillips joined the company as Senior Director of PR last month. In his new FITE role, Phillips will lead media outreach and serve as primary public relations point, reporting to CMO, Kim Hurwitz. His objective is to position FITE as the leading global platform for premium pay per view and subscription programs, and to assist company growth by adding reach, attention and excitement for the platform's vast array of premium content providers.
Owen Phillips has been associated with many notable former outlets including posts as Executive Editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Deputy Editor of The Wall Street Journal magazine, Managing Editor of Men's Vogue/Conde Nast and Art Director and Writer at The New Yorker. He holds a bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz in English/Creative Writing/Art. As a PR consultant he has worked with PORTL Hologram, LiveXLive, Karate Combat, StoryFile AI, Fandomodo FIlms and more.
Working in streaming entertainment and advising tech startups, I've admired FITE for years," Phillips remarked. "Now that I'm inside, I'm even more impressed: FITE is an incredibly complex international operation run by a team of brilliant, dedicated people with real vision. And I never knew there were so many ways to get hit in the face."
Owen and I have worked together in the past," said Kim Hurwitz, CMO of FITE. "I've always admired his ability to write, edit, hustle and inspire those around him. He completely gets the 360 degree approach to global media, and knows how to get quick hits as well as the long-term relationship play. With such a remarkable resume and an affable personality, he was quick to impress the team."
FITE has roared into 2021, already achieving a platform best for BKFC, Glory and AEW PPV event performance numbers. In addition to significant new distribution deals with Virgin TV in the UK, as well as Samsung and LG Smart TV global apps, FITE is excited about many new content partners on deck. Mr. Phillips will have lots to work with. Already, Owen has achieved major media coverage for the return of NWA after a COVID-year off, and new franchise debuts, SlapStrike and Third Coast Grappling which just made the switch to the FITE platform. Next up, Triller Fight Club - Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren will mark April 17th as a can't-miss pop culture moment in PPV entertainment.
About FITEFITE is the premium global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many of the industry's marquee PPV events and SVOD packages with 4MM registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Huawei apps. In addition, FITE supports Virgin TV, Samsung, LG, Vizio SmartCast™, Cox Contour and the Contour Streaming Player, Foxxum, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX, ZEASN, Comcast's Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex, Netrange, Vidaa/Hisense, VEWD, Netgem TV, as well as 7,000 models of Smart TVs. Available online at www.FITE.tv. Become a FITE affiliate—it's FREE.