TV streaming supplier FuboTV introduced Henry Ahn, a longtime tv govt most just lately at TelevisaUnivision, has been employed to the newly created place of chief enterprise officer.
Ahn will begin in early April on the firm’s New York Metropolis headquarters and report on to David Gandler, co-founder and CEO. At the side of this appointment, Ahn will surrender his present position on FuboTV’s board of administrators after becoming a member of the board in July 2020.
Additionally Friday, FuboTV introduced that Julie Haddon, an proprietor of the Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League’s Chicago Purple Stars and a former NFL and DreamWorks Animation exec, has been named to its board of administrators. Haddon additionally will be a part of the board’s audit committee.
As chief enterprise officer, Ahn will oversee FuboTV’s content material technique and licensing in addition to enterprise improvement. Reporting on to Ahn shall be Ben Grad, SVP content material technique and acquisition, and Len Landi, SVP enterprise improvement.
Beforehand, Ahn served as president of content material distribution and partnerships for TelevisUnivision (beforehand Univision Communications Inc.) He joined Univision in 2018 to steer content material distribution gross sales, operations, finance and technique, specializing in media contract negotiations, enterprise technique, content material licensing, new media technique and authenticated streaming/video on-demand. Ahn additionally was chargeable for distribution deal execution and relationships with new and current distributors together with multichannel video programming and on-line video distributors, cell carriers and digital sell-through suppliers.
Previous to becoming a member of Univision, Ahn served as a distribution govt for Scripps Networks Interactive — now a part of Discovery — the place he led gross sales, negotiations, strategic planning and advertising and marketing efforts for SNI’s content material distribution. Beforehand, he served as govt vp of TV networks distribution at NBCUniversal, the place he labored for 17 years.
“Henry has served as a trusted advisor to FuboTV since becoming a member of our board of administrators in 2020,” Gandler stated in asserting the rent. “He’s a well-respected media govt whose experience has straddled each conventional distribution and streaming tv, positively impacting key progress areas for the companies during which he’s labored.”
Ahn commented, “Ever since my involvement with FuboTV, which works again even earlier than I joined the board in 2020, I used to be impressed by David and his workforce, who’ve constantly out-delivered leads to the quick rising streaming enterprise. I sit up for working constructively with media firms, different content material suppliers and distribution firms to proceed to carry nice sports activities and leisure programming in an reasonably priced method to our fFuboTV prospects.”
First launched in 2015 as a soccer-centric livestreaming service, FuboTV operates within the U.S., Canada, France and Spain. Within the U.S., it competes with different digital pay-TV companies together with YouTube TV, Hulu and Dish’s Sling TV.
The corporate reported 2021 annual income of $638 million, greater than double 12 months over 12 months, and a web lack of $383 million versus a web lack of $599.3 million in 2020.
FuboTV ended 2021 with 1.13 million whole paid subscribers, up 106% from the prior 12 months, after netting 185,000 new subscribers within the fourth quarter.