Geir Magnusson, Jr.


Picture of Geir Magnusson, Jr.Geir Magnusson Jr. is chief technology officer of fuboTV, the leading sports-first live TV streaming service in the U.S. As CTO, Magnusson sets the company’s technical strategy and focus on scaling out systems and infrastructure that ensure the platform continues to be ready for future growth, and he drives development of critical differentiating technologies in the areas of personalization, machine learning and video technology.  He is also responsible for rolling out future, patent-pending technologies.

Magnusson is tasked with accelerating the pace of fuboTV’s tech development and operations and building on the already-strong technology powering the streaming platform. The independent start-up continues to defy the odds by successfully going head-to-head with major companies competing in the live streaming space. In July 2018, fuboTV became the first virtual MVPD to launch 4K HDR Beta, ahead of rivals owned by media and technology giants such as AT&T, Alphabet, DISH Network and Sony. Additionally, the company was among the first virtual MVPDs to launch Cloud DVR, 60FPS picture quality and in-app billing, and was first to fully implement SCTE 224 blackout technology standards. In January 2018, after several months of testing, fuboTV officially launched dynamic ad insertion – ahead of Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

Magnusson brings three decades of experience leading product and engineering for some of the US’s largest software companies and hot tech startups. Prior to joining fuboTV in 2018, Magnusson co-founded Sourcepoint Technologies in 2015 and was its chief technology officer until 2017. He previously spent two years at AppNexus, most recently as chief technology officer.

Previously, Magnusson held senior positions at Gilt Groupe, 10gen (now MongoDB), Joost Technologies, Intel Corp. and Bloomberg, among others. He earned both his MS and BS from The Johns Hopkins University.

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