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Closer to the Action: Fan Engagement in 2021

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Tuesday, November 10 | 12:30 PM ET

Fan engagement has taken on a whole new level of importance since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Fans are craving connection, which means teams, leagues and sports organizations have been forced to adapt and innovate when it comes to producing and sharing live content. So how exactly are sports organizations using high-quality livestreaming technology to increase fan engagement? What new programming formats, delivery platforms and production techniques have been adopted to create content that keeps fans entertained?

LiveU, Jetwerx and the producers of the Rebelle Rally join SportTechie to discuss how the motorsports industry is able to enhance their content, create sponsorship opportunities and generate more ad dollars using LiveU’s streaming solutions.


Tim Cote is a Coordinating Producer and Live Show Director at Corner Wave Media. His background in adventure sports, documentary filmmaking and live broadcast production have led him to a career bringing captivating live stories from remote locations to viewers around the world.

Janel Fleming is the Director of Sales and Sales Group Manager for LiveU Sports. As the Director of Sports Sales, Janel Fleming is responsible for driving the strategy for LiveU’s Sports Group. She has been integral in bringing LiveU Sports solutions to professional teams, sports associations, and production companies, allowing them to create more unique live content and increase fan engagement. Throughout her career, Janel has worked with broadcasters, producers and distributors of sports, entertainment and news seeking reliable and robust backhaul video services. She is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

Katy Kunkel is the Executive Producer and Strategic Partnerships, Rebelle Rally. Career on Madison Ave writing campaigns for international consumer brands such as Mountain Dew, and AT&T. Finished top 10 as a rookie competing in the Rebelle. It had such an impact she began working with founder Emily Miller and Live Director Tim Loubier to build the live show. Rebelle brings together her love of competition, adventure, and getting off the grid.

Justin Thompson is the CEO at Jetwerx International/Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series, Canada’s largest professional motorcycle racing series.

Registration is free. All registrants will receive a link to watch the recording once the session concludes.


Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Tim Cote Coordinating Producer / Live Show Director @ Corner Wave Media

  • Guest speaker
    Katy Kunkel Executive Producer and Strategic Partnerships @ Rebelle Rally

  • Guest speaker
    Janel Fleming Director of Sales and Sales Group Manager, Sports, @ LiveU

  • Team member
    Dan Kaufman Managing Director @ SportTechie

  • Guest speaker
    Justin Thompson CEO @ Jetwerx International/Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series


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