NEW YORK –fuboTV (fubo.tv), the leading sports-first virtual MVPD in the U.S., has today announced that Michael Smith has joined the company as chief product officer. This appointment is effective immediately, with Smith relocating to fuboTV’s New York headquarters from London, and reporting to Co-Founder and CEO David Gandler.
In this role, Smith will be driving product management within fuboTV to create an exciting and differentiated user experience. Smith has deep experience with product development in consumer tech products, video delivery, mobile experience and building productive teams.
Prior to joining fuboTV, Smith was the VP of Product Management at SwiftKey, making mobile communication easier using machine learning. Before SwiftKey, Smith was a product manager in ad technology at Google London, a product manager and Head of Software for OEM INQ mobile. Smith has also been a product manager for Yahoo and Amazon, as well as a software engineer and lead for Qualcomm and IBM.
“Michael's experience as a product manager for giants like Google, Amazon and Yahoo as well as his work with startups like ours makes him the perfect fit as fuboTV prepares to enter its next phase as a leading OTT subscription pay TV service,” said Gandler. “We are looking forward to having him be part of our growing team.”
Michael holds an MBA from UCLA, a M.S. in Computer Science from University of Arizona and a B.S. in Computer Science from Penn State.
fuboTV is the leading sports-first virtual MVPD in the U.S. It brings subscribers over-the-top (OTT) access to a growing lineup of linear sports channels, along with entertainment content that complements its core offering and targets Millennials and Plurals. Officially launched in January 2015, fuboTV is one of the largest and fastest-growing services of its kind, and the top provider of live streaming soccer in the U.S. It is available on desktops via www.fubo.tv; on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick; Android phones and tablets; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPad; iPhone; Kindle Fire; Roku; and T-Mobile’s Binge On.