NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Vevo, a music video entertainment platform, announced that Erik Huggers has been named president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Huggers, a digital media executive who has led the creation of digital video platforms and services at Verizon, Intel and BBC, will build upon Vevo's global footprint as the most visited destination for music videos. He will focus on innovating across product, programming and branding and further developing relationships with audiences and brand partners.
In a statement, Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, on behalf of the Vevo ownership group, said, "We are enormously excited about the future of Vevo under Erik's leadership. We are committed to continued support and investment in the long term success of the company. Vevo has developed into the world's music video leader that reaches music fans on all devices. With a proven track record of innovation, Erik has the perfect skillset to grow the Vevo business."
Most recently, Huggers was a Senior Vice President at Verizon Communications Inc., where he was also President of the company's recently acquired OnCue business. Huggers developed OnCue at Intel, where he was President of the company's media division from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining Intel, Huggers was an executive board member responsible for the BBC's Future Media & Technology division, where he launched BBC iPlayer, one of the first premium online video services. Before the BBC, Huggers held senior roles at Microsoft Corp. and at Endemol Entertainment. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers