Ricky Van Veen


Facebook orders Norwegian teen drama, reveals plans for Watch

Facebook has ordered an English-language version of Norwegian broadcaster NRK’s online teen drama SKAM, to be made by Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment for Watch, Facebook’s new home for professional content, including scripted drama, which went live in the US a few weeks ago. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Facebook’s head of creative global strategy Ricky […]

Report: Facebook in talks to licence its own video content

Facebook has reportedly started talks with TV studios and video producers about licensing shows, in a bid to bolster its video efforts. According to tech news site Recode, CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, who joined Facebook as head of global creative strategy earlier this year, is leading the talks. The report claims that Facebook is […]

CollegeHumor co-founder takes Facebook creative role

Ricky Van Veen, the co-founder of IAC/InterActiveCorp-owned comedy site CollegeHumor, is moving to Facebook to become head of global creative strategy. Announcing the move in a Facebook post, Van Veen said that he will work with creators and organisations to help them to post “engaging and meaningful content” to the world’s biggest social network. “In […]