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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 […]

Report: Verizon set to buy Vessel

US telco Verizon is in position to acquire mobile video platform Vessel, according to a report. Ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and CTO Richard Tom launched Vessel in March 2015 as a start-up after raising millions of dollars in investment. The plan was to offer YouTube stars an alternative to the Google-owned platform, but failed to […]

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 sells online pay TV assets to Verizon

Intel has sold Intel Media, the division that homes the assets of its planned online pay TV service, to telco Verizon. Intel had planned to launch a cloud-based pay TV platform, dubbed OnCue, in the US before a wider roll-out but the plan was beset with problems. Intel reportedly struggled to score programming licence deals […]

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 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 […]