Hornets Team With FanConnect To Enhance Fan Engagement In Spectrum Center

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CHARLOTTE, NC – January 12, 2018

Hornets Sports & Entertainment today announced an extended partnership with FanConnect under which voice-activated devices are now available in suites throughout Spectrum Center.  In addition, FanConnect’s dynamic content is also now available on every television in the arena.

Suite holders can use the devices to call for their suite attendant, order concessions, access game statistics, play Hornets trivia or change the channel on their televisions.  They can even find out about weather or traffic conditions for their commute home.

“We are excited to team with FanConnect to continue to enhance the experience of our fans at Spectrum Center,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield.  “We know our fans enjoy being able to keep up with game statistics through FanConnect’s technology, and we look forward to creating even deeper brand engagement with our luxury suite holders through the use of the new voice-activated devices.”

FanConnect powers televisions throughout Spectrum Center to wrap every channel with live content like scores, social, statistics, advertising and interfacing with voice activation in every suite. With installations at over 60 college and professional venues, FanConnect’s hybrid platform, supporting IPTV and RF, will increase fan engagement and revenue for the Spectrum Center.

“We are excited to bring the hometown Hornets our latest technology,” said FanConnect CEO Larry Witherspoon.  “The Hornets have been a strategic partner of ours for years and continue to embrace FanConnect solutions to enhance the fan experience.”

About Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and Greensboro Swarm and operates Charlotte’s Spectrum Center.  The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division.  Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community.  The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas.  The Greensboro Swarm are the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets and are in their second season at the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.  Spectrum Center is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually.  For more information, please visit hornets.com, gsoswarm.com, or spectrumcentercharlotte.com.

About FanConnect

FanConnect, a Charlotte, NC, based company, provides a unique digital platform with a suite of affordable, cloud-based technology products centered on the creation and distribution of digital content over IPTV, RF or hybrid infrastructure to screens throughout a venue.  Installed in over 60 of the top college and professional sports venues serving millions of fans, our digital marketing platform enhances the fan experience, maximizes sponsorship revenue, and increases brand exposure. From the time a fan enters the venue until the time the game ends, FanConnect engages crowds with an unparalleled entertainment experience. To learn more about FanConnect, visit their website at fan-connect.com.

For More Information Contact:

Josh Rosen, Director of Communications, Hornets Sports & Entertainment, 704-688-8863, jrosen@hornets.com 

Larry Witherspoon, CEO, FanConnect, (704) 837-7099, larry@fan-connect.com