Henry Ahn Joins FuboTV as Chief Business Officer
Television set streaming company FuboTV introduced Henry Ahn, a longtime tv executive most lately at TelevisaUnivision, has been employed to the recently established situation of chief organization officer.
Ahn will commence in early April at the company’s New York Town headquarters and report specifically to David Gandler, co-founder and CEO. In conjunction with this appointment, Ahn will give up his latest job on FuboTV’s board of administrators just after becoming a member of the board in July 2020.
Also Friday, FuboTV announced that Julie Haddon, an operator of the Countrywide Women’s Soccer League’s Chicago Pink Stars and a former NFL and DreamWorks Animation exec, has been named to its board of administrators. Haddon also will be a part of the board’s audit committee.
As chief company officer, Ahn will oversee FuboTV’s content system and licensing as well as business enterprise enhancement. Reporting immediately to Ahn will be Ben Grad, SVP content technique and acquisition, and Len Landi, SVP organization development.
Previously, Ahn served as president of content material distribution and partnerships for TelevisUnivision (formerly Univision Communications Inc.) He joined Univision in 2018 to lead content distribution sales, functions, finance and approach, specializing in media deal negotiations, enterprise strategy, information licensing, new media approach and authenticated streaming/movie on-demand from customers. Ahn also was liable for distribution offer execution and relationships with new and current distributors including multichannel video programming and on the net video distributors, mobile carriers and digital provide-via providers.
Prior to signing up for Univision, Ahn served as a distribution executive for Scripps Networks Interactive — now element of Discovery — where by he led gross sales, negotiations, strategic arranging and marketing initiatives for SNI’s written content distribution. Earlier, he served as executive vice president of Tv networks distribution at NBCUniversal, wherever he labored for 17 yrs.
“Henry has served as a dependable advisor to FuboTV since becoming a member of our board of directors in 2020,” Gandler explained in announcing the retain the services of. “He is a very well-respected media govt whose experience has straddled each classic distribution and streaming television, positively impacting crucial growth parts for the organizations in which he’s worked.”
Ahn commented, “Ever because my involvement with FuboTV, which goes back even ahead of I joined the board in 2020, I was impressed by David and his team, who have regularly out-sent success in the quickly rising streaming enterprise. I search forward to performing constructively with media organizations, other articles providers and distribution organizations to proceed to bring terrific sporting activities and leisure programming in an economical method to our fFuboTV buyers.”
To start with released in 2015 as a soccer-centric livestreaming service, FuboTV operates in the U.S., Canada, France and Spain. In the U.S., it competes with other digital pay-Television set solutions which include YouTube Television set, Hulu and Dish’s Sling Tv set.
The corporation documented 2021 yearly profits of $638 million, extra than double 12 months in excess of 12 months, and a net reduction of $383 million as opposed to a web loss of $599.3 million in 2020.
FuboTV ended 2021 with 1.13 million whole paid out subscribers, up 106% from the prior yr, right after netting 185,000 new subscribers in the fourth quarter.