July 6, 2018
FuboTV, the upstart online TV service co-funded by 21st Century Fox, has hired Geir Magnusson Jr. as its new chief technology officer.
Magnusson, who is the co-founder and former CTO of Sourcepoint Technologies, replaces Jason Solinsky, the ex-Google engineer FuboTV hired two years ago to its sports-centric platform.
“Geir has a strong track record of scaling complex global platforms and a proven ability to guide transformation at leading tech companies,” David Gandler, co-founder and CEO of FuboTV said in a statement. “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.”
The platform earlier this month launched 4K HDR10 support in beta, claiming to be the first virtual multichannel video programming distributor to offer content in ultra-high-definition and high dynamic range.
Starting July 2, broadcasts of Russia 2018 World Cup soccer on Fox and FS1 were available in 4K HDR10 with FuboTV on all Chromecast and Fire TV devices that support the format. FuboTV will also launch 4K HDR10 on Roku and Apple TV in the coming weeks.