NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FaceBank Group, Inc. (d/b/a fuboTV) (OTCQB: FUBO) announced today it has appointed renowned polo player, entrepreneur and investor Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras to fuboTV’s board of directors effective immediately.
“Nacho does it all - he's revered in the sports and entertainment worlds as an international athlete, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. I'm looking forward to the unique perspective Nacho will bring to fuboTV," said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV.
Commented Figueras: “I’m excited to join fuboTV’s board. As someone who travels around the globe constantly and follows sports and entertainment, I was always impressed by this company being at the forefront of streaming and helping me feel connected to the things I watch. I can’t wait to be a part of the evolution of fuboTV.”
Figueras is currently the captain and co-owner of the Black Watch polo team, which has won the Bridgehampton Mercedes Polo Challenge and the Hall of Fame Cup. He also owns Cria Yata, a globally successful polo horse breeding operation based in Argentina.
In addition to his award-winning polo career, Figueras is an entrepreneur, investor, spokesperson, television personality and philanthropist. His first luxury fragrance line, The Ignacio Figueras Collection, developed in collaboration with International Flavors & Fragrances, will expand to stores internationally in 2020. A portion of the collection’s sales support the charity Sentebale, of which Figueras has been an ambassador since 2006. Founded by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Sentebale supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
In 2013, Figueras and Estudio Ramos co-founded the Figueras Design Group (FDG), a global design consultancy headquartered in Buenos Aires with offices in New York and Chicago.
Figueras is also an investor and a member of the board of directors and advisors at Flow Water, the fastest growing premium wellness water brand in North America. He is also an advisory board member for Saudi Arabia’s Giga Project Amaala.
Figueras is recognized around the globe for his nearly two decade association as a spokesperson with Ralph Lauren and Ralph Lauren fragrances.
fuboTV (OTCQB: FUBO) is the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform offering subscribers access to tens of thousands of live sporting events annually as well as leading news and entertainment content. fuboTV’s base package, fubo Standard, features a broad mix of 100+ channels, including 43 of the top 50 Nielsen-ranked networks across sports, news and entertainment (Primetime A18-49).
Continually innovating to give subscribers a premium viewing experience they can’t find with cable TV, fuboTV is regularly first-to-market with new product features and is the only virtual MVPD to stream in 4K. Other industry “firsts” for the company include entering Europe with the launch of fuboTV España in 2018. fubo Sports Network, the live, free-to-consumer TV network featuring sports stories on and off the field, launched in 2019.
Named to Forbes’ Next Billion Dollar Startup list in 2019, fuboTV merged with FaceBank Group in April 2020 to create a leading digital entertainment company, combining fuboTV’s direct-to-consumer live TV streaming platform for cord-cutters with FaceBank’s technology-driven IP in sports, movies and live performances.
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