U.K.-based Woodcut Media and Duchess Street Productions (both part of the Bob & Co investment portfolio of businesses) have tapped Nicholas Yearwood as consultant executive producer. Yearwood, a founding member of Idris Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures, will develop scripted and non-scripted programming, in addition to his own independent projects. During his tenure at Green Door, he was responsible for executive producing non-scripted programming including the Sky series Ones to Watch, Beats of the Beautiful Game (directed by Elba), as well as Mandela My Dad and Me.
FuboTV, a U.S.-based sports-first virtual MVPD, has hired Jason Solinsky as chief technology officer. Effective immediately, Solinsky will be based in the company’s New York headquarters and report to co-founder and CEP David Gandler. Solinsky will focus on making enhancements on the engineering and product sides that will meet the demands for scalability, performance and new features that come as a result of the company’s growth. Solinsky joins the company after four years at Google.