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Vevo partners with Vewd for smart TV app launch

Music video platform Vevo has announced a deal with OTT software provider Vewd to bring the service to smart TVs. The agreement will see Vevo’s extensive music video library to Vewd-enabled smart Tvs, which includes sets and devices made by Sony, Hisense, Philips and TiVo. The deal covers North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia […]

Loop Media launches with senior team from Disney, Vevo and EA

Loop Media, a new premium short-form streaming service co-founded by former Disney, Vevo and Electronic Arts executives, has gone live after years as a stealth startup. Loop said it aims to improve the viewing experience of content like music videos, film trailers, game trailers and TV clips by enabling real-time interactions between venues, artists and […]

Vevo phasing out own platform in favour of YouTube

Music streaming service Vevo is to phase out its owned and operated platforms in favour of focusing on YouTube. The streaming outfit said that would focus on distributing its catalogue of music videos and original content to reach its growing audience of YouTube and would explore ways to work other platforms to further expand its […]

Vevo CTO exits in latest executive departure

Vevo’s chief technical officer (CTO), Alex Nunes, has left the company, marking the music video firm’s latest big executive departure. Nunes’ exit comes after Vevo CEO Erik Huggers stepped down in December to “pursue new opportunities”. Head of product Mark Hall followed earlier this year, leaving to become vice-president of product and strategy at Bandcamp. […]

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 hires Fullscreen digital exec

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, […]

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 […]

Report: Vevo looking to raise up to US$500m

Online music video service Vevo is reportedly looking to raise between US$300 million and US$500 million in capital from new investors. According to a Financial Times report, Vevo has hired hired Goldman Sachs and is looking to raise the cash to fund its international expansion, to develop new mobile and TV services and on potential […]

Vevo plans subscription music video service

Music video service, Vevo, is planning to launch a subscription-based offering to complement its ad-supported business, according to CEO Erik Huggers. Speaking at the Code/Media conference in California the former Intel and BBC executive said: “The move towards subscription, a premium product – that’s something we’re very interested in and very much working towards.” Huggers said […]

Vevo launches new Apple TV, Android apps

Music video service Vevo has launched new apps for Apple TV and Android devices. “The new Vevo app lets you pick your favourite artists and be the first to watch their latest music videos, live sessions, interviews and more. Plus create your own playlists and discover the hottest new artists,” said Vevo. The new apps […]

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