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 […]

Vevo launches on Xbox One

Music programmer Vevo is launching more than 100,000 music videos, original series and live concerts on the Xbox One console. An app, Vevo on Xbox One, has joined the console’s line-up. The app will be the first away from Vevo’s mobile and tablet apps and to offer the Vevo news feed. Xbox owners in […]

Vevo begins CEO search as Caraeff exits

Online music channel operator Vevo is searching for a new CEO following the announcement current incumbent Rio Caraeff is exiting at the end of the year. Vevo’s board of directors has retained a search firm to conduct the hunt for a new chief executive. CFO Alan Price will become acting CEO on January 1, 2015, […]

YouTube gets original

With YouTube channels and their content providers toasted as the talk of MIPTV last week, multichannel operators, TV producers and analysts tell Jesse Whittock why original content is the key to monetising the emerging YouTube ecosystem. Question: What do a hyperactive Swedish video gamer, a geeky American comic duo and  DJ Avicii have in common? […]

News brief: Yahoo cuts music content deal with Vevo

Music video streaming service Vevo has cut a deal with internet service provider Yahoo. The content deal means Yahoo will get access to 75,000 music videos for its Yahoo Screen and omg! platforms in the UK. The UK deal follows similar agreements between Yahoo and Vevo in France, Italy and Spain. Vevo, often called the […]

Vevo plots TV expansion

US music video service Vevo is planning to expand onto more TV platforms this year and is gearing up for a UK rollout for its recently launched US and Canadian online linear music channel. Speaking at the FT Digital Media conference, Vevo president and CEO Rio Caraeff said that in the last 30 days, “51% […]

Vevo launches linear music channel

Music video website Vevo has launched a 24-hour linear music TV channel in the US and Canada. Universal Music and Sony-backed Vevo has initially launched the channel on the web and via Xbox and Roku set-tops, as well as on iOS devices and Android and Windows Mobile handsets. However, italso has expressed an ambition to […]