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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 […]

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 […]

Turner, Burnett test wearable tech inventors

Turner Broadcasting System, IT firm Intel and unscripted producer Mark Burnett are jointly working on a multiplatform reality series that aims to find the new big wearable technology. America’s Greatest Makers (WT) follows on from Intel’s ‘Make It Wearable’ challenge from last year, and will run in long-form on the TBS cable channel and short-form […]

CBS says new platforms allow it to ‘reset’ content sales business

CBS’ COO Joe Ianniello has told analysts that the introduction of new platforms and digital services is allowing the company to “reprice and reset” what it can command for its content. CBS recently issued bullish forecasts for its international content business and Ianniello told a Wells Fargo TMT conference this week that the advent of […]

Liberty Global ‘in talks to buy Intel’s online pay TV service’

Liberty Global is in talks with Intel to acquire its online pay TV service, according to business wire Bloomberg. John Malone’s cable giant would seek to use the set-top box service, which has not yet hit the market, outside of the US, according to the report. Acquisitions discussions are at an early stage and could […]

Intel Media exec Eric Huggers ‘eyes Hulu role’

Intel Media’s corporate VP and general manager Erik Huggers has reportedly expressed interest in the vacant CEO role at US internet TV firm Hulu. According to a New York Post report, Huggers, along with NBCUniversal executive VP Lauren Zalaznick and Fox Networks group president Mike Hopkins, have shown interest in the role. Citing unnamed sources, the […]

Sony ‘signs Viacom deal for online service’

Sony has reportedly signed a preliminary deal with Viacom to carry the latter’s channels on its planned new online pay TV service. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Sony will carry Viacom channels including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon on the new web offering, though it still needs to “nail down details” of the […]

Intel prepping OnCue brand name for TV service

Intel’s forthcoming TV service will reportedly launch under the name OnCue after the technology company applied for brand trademarks around the world. According to a GigaOM report, Intel, through a shell company called Sest, has registered OnCue trademarks in countries including the US, Canada and Mexico – as well as in Europe. Intel is also […]

Intel gears up for TV push

Intel is trailing its forthcoming TV product among some 2,000 company employees and has started to build a call-centre operation ahead of the launch, according to US reports. CNET reported that staff in Northern California, Arizona were testing the ‘Black Box Project’ and Oregon – though it said the product trial is still based on […]

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 […]