Saturday, May 2, 2015


BBC techie alumnus Erik Huggers has found a new berth, after a period of resting. He's been appointed CEO of Vevo, loss-making purveyor of video clips from the likes of part-owners Sony Music and Universal Group. Vevo's problem is that the majority of us tend to watch its output via Youtube, where the bulk of ad revenues flow back to Google. Few start from the Vevo site itself, which makes money-making through side ads tricky.

Erik's last big gig was with Intel, for whom he proposed a subscription-based web-tv service, to be called On Cue. It was announced, but never launched - and Intel sold Erik and his media team on to Verizon, where not much has been heard since of OnCue.  Erik left the surrogate parent in June last year.

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