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What: Streaming sports platform FuboTV secured US $55 million funding to a total of US $75.6M raised to date.
Why it matters: The startup is looking to use this investment to expand its channel lineup and improve its technology.

Led by venture-capital firm Northzone, FuboTV has managed to raise US $55 million with the participation from 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive.

Going from a US $10 a month soccer package, the streaming platform currently sells a US $35 a month, which includes channels from Fox, NBCUniversal and A+E Networks but not Scripps, which owns HGTV and Food Network. But FuboTV is not alone in the market. At the moment the startup faces competition from bigger and more experienced companies such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, YouTube and Hulu LLC, all with similar prices.

This is not the first time Fox and Sky decide to support FuboTV’s project. Last year the broadcasters helped raise a US $15 million funding round, they most see something big in the 3-year-old company.

The company will be increasing its marketing spend and use the funding also to develop new products that are designed specifically for people watching sports matches and related content.

According to CEO David Gandler, the company will be increasing its marketing spend and use the funding also to develop new products that are designed specifically for people watching sports matches and related content.

 

People change positions, get promoted or move to other companies. Portada is here to tell you about it.

Gonzalo Boido – Latin3 ::: Cesar Conde – NBCUniversal :::Claudia Clauhs and Edilson Lima – Scripps Networks ::: Jade Boneff-Walsh  – Infocore ::: Stephanie Scotto – Mastercard :::

Stephanie Scotto was recently appointed to the position of Regional Leader Mastercard in Miami. Scotto’s prior position was Director of Business Development at Colombian digital agency Ennova.

Latin3 has appointed Gonzalo Rodríguez Boido as its new Integrated Marketing Director. With a multidisciplinary career, Gonzalo joins the company to integrate the Paid, Earned and Owned Media strategies, and coordinate the Departments of Social Media, Analytics and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Gonzalo has broad experience in the online world. His last responsibility was as Digital Communications and Social Media Manager in Telecom Personal.

NBCUniversal announced today that Cesar Conde will join the company as an Executive Vice President reporting to Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer, NBCUniversal. In this newly created role, Conde will focus on business development, strategic priorities and special business projects across the NBCUniversal portfolio of assets. He also will oversee the International Group led by the newly appointed Chairman Kevin MacLellan. Conde will be a member of the NBCUniversal Executive Committee.

Claudia Clauhs and Edilson Lima have been named programming director and affiliate sales manager of Brazil for Scripps Networks International, respectively.  Scripps Networks International is the global development arm of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. and the media lifestyle across the food, home and travel categories.

As part of the team in Brazil, they will be responsible for programming strategy and channel distribution for Scripps’ channels in the region.  Both Clauhs and Lima will report to Marcio Fonseca, managing director of Latin America.

Clauhs comes to Scripps Networks International from Fox Latin American Channels where she was most recently director of factual and lifestyle programming. Before joining Fox Latin America, Claudia managed program planning for National Geographic Channel. Lima is an experienced affiliate sales and marketing professional having worked at Discovery Communications, Fox Latin American Channels and SKY Brasil.

Infocore, a global marketing data acquisition company, announced Jade Boneff-Walsh as the company’s new Vice President of Global Markets. Boneff-Walsh, who specializes in the development of international strategic alliances and cross-cultural negotiations, will be charged with further enhancing Infocore’s global data partnerships within the direct marketing industry.