Former FuboTV chairman Textor in talks with Lyon over takeover

John Textor, the former executive chairman of OTT platform FuboTV, is in talks to takeover Ligue 1 football club Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon). Textor, born into the du Pont Family, started life as a competitive skateboarder but has spent the past 40-plus years investing in technology, media, entertainment and sports.  In August 2021 Textor acquired a […]

FuboTV launches predictions game as precursor to in-app gambling

Sports-oriented US streaming service FuboTV this weekend introduced a new gaming feature which serves as a precursor to the full integration of gambling on the platform. Prior to the start of select live sporting events each Sunday, users will be presented with a ‘pick’em’ (a game in which neither team is favoured with odds), featuring […]

Fuel TV on FuboTV

Action sports broadcaster Fuel TV has announced a partnership with FuboTV to launch in the US and Canada. The deal, announced by Fuel TV chief revenue officer Felipe Castilho, will ses subscribers to FuboTV’s Sports Plus add-on package gain access to FuelTV’s premium content focused exclusively on the sports, culture and lifestyles of Surfing, Skateboarding, […]

Trio of senior appointments at FuboTV

Sports-oriented cord-cutting service FuboTV has announced three senior appointments to bolster its strategic partnerships, content strategy and business development operations. The first sees Ben Grad named senior vice president, head of strategic partnerships and operations. The newly created role will see the five-year FuboTV veteran charged with developing and leading key external partnerships and internal […]

Former NBCU VP in at fuboTV as chief business officer

Sports-oriented streaming platform fuboTV has announced the appointment of Henry Ahn as its new chief business officer. The newly-created role will see Ahn oversee fuboTV’s content strategy, its licensing and its business development. The exec joins from Univision Communications, where he has led content distribution sales since 2018. Prior to that, Ahn was a distribution […]

fuboTV partners with Kantar

US streaming operator fuboTV has announced a partnership with analytics firm Kantar. fuboTV said that it would leverage Kantar’s media effectiveness product Brand Lift Insights to allow advertisers and marketers to better understand the effectiveness of their campaigns. Advertisers can pair Kantar’s ad effectiveness capabilities with fuboTV’s first-party addressable data to access a fully authenticated […]

fuboTV expects revenues of US$1bn this year after surpassing 1.3m subs

Sports-focused streamer fuboTV expects revenues in excess of US$1 billion this year after strong growth in 2021 when it closed the year with a record 1.3 million paying subscribers. fuboTV posted revenues of US$638 million for the year, including a US$1 million boost from its acquisition of French streaming outfit Molotov. The streamer recorded very […]

Euronews and fuboTV seal distribution partnership

European news media company Euronews has agreed a distribution deal in North America and Spain with OTT service fuboTV. The deal will see Euronews’ English language edition and Africanews’ English language edition are now available on the fuboTV platform. The broadcaster provides viewers with 24/7 coverage of news from a European perspective, along with dedicated […]

fuboTV picks up package of UEFA rights in Fox Sports sublicencing deal

Sports-oriented US OTT platform fuboTV has acquired a package of UEFA national football rights in a six-year sublicencing deal with Fox Sports. The deal will kick off with the UEFA Nations League in June 2022. fuboTV will have exclusive rights to stream select matches featuring the top European national teams, including Italy, France, England, Germany, […]

fuboTV closes acquisition of Molotov early

Live sports streaming outfit fuboTV has closed its acquisition of French streaming company Molotov earlier than expected. The acquisition, announced on November 9, was previously expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. FuboTV said that the synergies between it and Molotov’s technology and teams are expected to enable both companies to accelerate their […]

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