fuboTV, the sports-first live streaming TV service in the US, has added AppNexus veteran Geir Magnusson Jr. to its management team as chief technology officer. Magnusson is based in fuboTV’s New York City headquarters and reports directly to David Gandler, co-founder and chief executive officer.
Magnusson’s appointment is the latest news for fuboTV, which earlier this week launched 4K HDR.
“We are delighted to welcome aboard Geir,” said Gandler. “He has a strong track record of scaling complex global platforms and a proven ability to guide transformation at leading tech companies. Although only three years old, fuboTV is an industry leader in delivering new and innovative live video technology and features to the virtual Pay TV space. We believe Geir’s expertise and passion for innovation will ensure we maintain our leadership position as we deliver to consumers a next generation live OTT experience.”
Magnusson, who will double the company’s engineering team over the next few months, is tasked with accelerating the pace of fuboTV’s tech development and operations and building on the already-strong technology powering the streaming platform.