FITE Expands Role for Louis Lewow as VP, Distribution
New York, NY, August 13, 2020 -- -FITE, the premiere digital sports and entertainment platform, announced today that Louis Lewow has joined the company as a full-time employee as Vice President, Distribution at the beginning of this month. In his new employee role, Lewow will continue the impressive distribution and sales efforts he has brought for FITE's global expansion on connected devices, mobile and Smart TVs, but can now become more connected internally with an active executive team. His objective is to position FITE as the preferred and ubiquitous platform for premium pay per view and subscription programming, as well as adding key syndication placements, furthering the brand worldwide. Past expansion deals from Lewow include deals with Comcast's Xfinity X1 and Flex, Vizio TV and Netrange, to name a few.
Louis Lewow's past expertise where he consulted at FITE, was as CEO of LMGI which handled global streaming content solutions, advertising, OTT/web/app development and content syndication. Prior stints include a position as VP, Sales and Marketing for Tulix Systems, and Account Executive roles at Bayshore Solutions, Atavia and Arthouse Inc. Mr. Lewow also has extensive music industry experience at Epic, CBS and A&M Records with acts such as Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and the Charlie Daniels Band, to name a few.
"Even in 2020's challenging business landscape, I foresee many openings for FITE to move quickly in response to changing rules and consumer desires," noted Lewow. "FITE has the singular opportunity to become the number one global digital pay per view platform."
In addition to adding more global digital platforms for FITE, Lewow will secure more distribution of the FITE 24/7 channel and procure additional content acquisition, and partner opportunities.
FITE is one of the very few sports companies which has boasted a better Q1 and Q2 in 2020 than in 2019. Even faced with the global pandemic, FITE has achieved a remarkable 12% increase in revenue YOY and reduced costs overall. In 2020, FITE has used its agility, and already globally remote teams, to expand into multiple new content verticals including motorsports, music, films, basketball, soccer and tennis, while hosting some of the most impressive combat sports event numbers from MMA, boxing and pro wrestling to date.
"Louis has been a close colleague for years," said Michael Weber, COO of FITE. "His professionalism and industry knowledge has afforded FITE a dependable increase of our footprint over time. It seemed like a natural extension to add him as a full-time employee, especially as we've grown so much this year. The best companies are built with the best people, and I am very proud of the team of experts we have assembled here at FITE.
FITE is the premiere global streaming platform for sports and entertainment with more than 2.5M registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS and Android mobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, Huawei mobile, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex. In addition, FITE supports Vizio SmartCast TV, Chromecast, PS4, Xbox, VEWD, Netrange, Netgem TV, Hisense/Vidaa and 7,000 models of Smart TVs as well as online at www.FITE.tv. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.