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 […]

Virgin Media adds Vevo to TiVo service

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has added music video and entertainment service Vevo to its TiVo advanced TV service. Vevo will allow TiVo customers, to log in and access their Vevo playlists through the TV service. If the customer updates their playlists across desktop or mobile it will automatically sync with the playlist stored on the Virgin […]

UK introduces age ratings for online music videos

The UK government and the major music labels have agreed to put “clear age ratings” on music videos on YouTube and Vevo, to flag content that is not suitable for children. The government is working with the UK music industry, British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and digital providers YouTube and Vevo on the scheme, which […]

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 […]

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 appoints former CBS Interactive exec as chief product officer

Music video platform Vevo has appointed the former CBS Interactive and Yahoo! executive David Rice to the newly-created position of chief product officer. Rice, who takes up his role immediately, will oversee product development for Vevo, including coming up with developing and operating music video services across any screen. He will be based in San […]