Erik Huggers

Vevo president and CEO Erik Huggers steps down

Erik Huggers has stepped down as the president and CEO of major label-backed music video and entertainment platform Vevo. In a statement Vevo said that Huggers had decided to leave to “pursue new opportunities” and thanked him for his work since joining the company in 2015. Vevo’s chief finance officer Alan Price has become interim […]

Vevo poaches Fullscreen’s McGurn

Music video streaming service Vevo has brought in Kevin McGurn, with the digital exec joining from MCN group Fullscreen. At Vevo, which is backed by some of the music majors, he will be chief sales officer. He joins from Fullscreen where he was head of sales. He has also worked at Shazam and was SVP, […]

SVOD nears but no linear feed for Vevo

Vevo CEO Erik Huggers has ruled out making a play in the linear TV space and said that the firm is still committed to launching a subscription service, though would not give a launch date. Speaking at IBC over the weekend, Huggers highlighted the rapidly changing viewing habits of its core demographic and said that […]

Huggers’ Vevo unveils new content line-up

Music-based online channel Vevo has unveiled a new programming line-up, which features several original series. Industry veteran Erik Huggers was announced as Vevo CEO yesterday, and at its Newfronts presentation in New York it unveiled new original shows including shortform offering :60 With…, which features an artist answering as many personality revealing questions as they […]

Ex-Intel TV, BBC iPlayer chief joins Vevo

Former Intel TV and BBC digital chief Erik Huggers has joined music video content company Vevo as its president and CEO. Huggers has been out of the job since leaving US telco Verizon last year. Verizon had acquired Intel’s OnCue OTT service after Intel’s new management team decided against the idea. Huggers will now oversee […]

Erik Huggers exiting Verizon

Erik Huggers, the former chief of Intel’s OTT TV initiative, is to leave Verizon five months after the US telco acquired the OnCue platform from the chipset giant. Huggers, who worked on the Intel project for two years, told Reuters at the end of last week that he is to quit Verizon, a move seen […]

Intel ‘offering premium, but yet to secure content for TV service’

Intel is reportedly offering a premium of up to 75% over standard cable rates to secure content for its planned pay TV service, but has yet to close a deal with any major content provider. According to a Reuters report, citing unnamed sources familiar with the talks, Intel is offering considerably more than standard US […]

Intel in talks with content providers for OTT TV launch

Intel is in talks with content providers ahead of a planned internet TV launch, Erik Huggers, vice-president and general manager of Intel Media, told an AllThingsDigital conference in the US yesterday. Huggers said that Intel was currently testing an over-the-top TV set-top box with a closed group of employees. He said that the chipset provider […]