NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 3, 2022 – fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, announced today it has named John Janedis as its new chief financial officer (CFO) effective February 7, 2022.
Janedis will be based in fuboTV’s New York City headquarters and report directly to CEO David Gandler. He will replace Simone Nardi who, as previously announced, will depart the company to pursue new opportunities.
Janedis brings to fuboTV more than two decades of experience leading equity research, investor relations, capital markets and M&A for some of the world’s preeminent financial institutions. As CFO, Janedis will lead all financial operations and strategy for fuboTV with a particular emphasis on architecting the company’s future financial roadmap.
“2022 will be a pivotal and exciting time for fuboTV as we aim to continue to grab market share from pay television, and develop and enhance our advertising and wagering products to drive strong unit economics,” said Gandler. “We are focused on transforming the live TV streaming space with the integration of interactive products, including Fubo Sportsbook, to enhance the live TV streaming experience and engage sports fans. John is a seasoned financial leader in the media space who will be a critical partner as we craft fubo’s strategic and financial plan for this year and beyond.”
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to partner with David and the fuboTV leadership team,“ Janedis said. “I believe the company’s product offerings are at the early stages of their growth cycles and well-positioned to capitalize on a sizable market opportunity and evolving consumer behaviors. I look forward to helping fuboTV in its efforts to further expand its market share in the coming years.”
Prior to joining fuboTV, Janedis was managing director, senior equity research analyst at Wolfe Research, focusing on the media, cable and telecommunications industries. From 2018-2020, Janedis was senior vice president, capital markets, treasurer and investor relations at TEGNA Inc., where he advised on key strategic and capital market decisions, M&A and growth initiatives. As managing director, senior equity research analyst at Jefferies, a role he held from 2014-2018, Janedis authored research on over 30 media, cable and telecom companies with a specialty in advertising, streaming, direct to consumer and other distribution platforms.
Prior to Jefferies, Janedis held leadership positions in equity research at UBS Securities (2010-2014), Wells Fargo Securities (2006-2010), Banc of America Securities (2000-2006) and Morgan Stanley & Co. (1999-2000).
With a mission to provide the world’s most thrilling sports-first live TV experience through the greatest breadth of premium content, interactivity and integrated wagering, fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO) is focused on bringing to life its vision of a streaming platform that transcends the industry’s current virtual MVPD model. fuboTV Inc. operates in the U.S., Canada, Spain and, through its acquisition of Molotov, in France.
Leveraging its proprietary data and technology platform optimized for live TV and sports viewership, fuboTV Inc. aims to turn passive viewers into active participants and define a new category of interactive sports and entertainment television. The company’s cable TV replacement product, fuboTV, offers subscribers more than 100 live sports, news and entertainment networks and is the only live TV streaming platform with every Nielsen-rated sports channel (source: Nielsen Total Viewers, 2021). Subscribers can interact with fuboTV’s live streaming experience through predictive free-to-play games, which are integrated into select sports content.
Fubo Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of fuboTV Inc., launched Fubo Sportsbook, a next-generation mobile sportsbook purpose-built to integrate with fuboTV, in 2021.