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 CEO rules out linear move, SVOD service still in the works

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 yesterday, Huggers highlighted the rapidly changing viewing habits of its core demographic and said that he’s “not […]

Erik Huggers joins Vevo as CEO

Former Intel TV and BBC digital chief Erik Huggers has joined music video content company Vevo as its president and CEO, according to reports. 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 […]

Former Intel OnCue chief Huggers leaving 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 […]

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 Erik Huggers reportedly eyes Hulu role

Intel Media’s corporate vice president 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 vice president Lauren Zalaznick and Fox Networks group president Mike Hopkins, have shown interest in the role. Citing unnamed […]

Intel looks for partner as TV strategy shifts

Intel is reportedly looking for partnerships to help it get off the ground with a TV service, according to reports. According to Bloomberg, Intel may miss its goal of launching its planned TV service by the end of this year as it seeks a partner with an exiting internet subscriber base or content rights. According […]

Intel reportedly drops facial recognition from TV service

Intel has reportedly dropped facial recognition functionality from its forthcoming TV service, which is expected to roll out later this year.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Intel’s Erik Huggers decided not to pursue camera-based recognition, which would have been used to help personalised the TV experience, as the technology did not work well […]