Erik Huggers is CEO of Vevo, the world's largest provider of streaming music videos.
Prior to joining Vevo, Erik was a senior vice president at Verizon with responsibilities in digital media. Erik's role at Verizon was a result of their acquisition of OnCue from Intel, which was a next-generation over-the-top television and entertainment platform. At Intel, Erik served as corporate vice president and general manager of Intel Media and was a member of Intel's Management Committee.
Prior to joining Intel, Huggers was the director of BBC Future Media & Technology and a member of the BBC's Executive Board. He joined the BBC in 2007 and was responsible for the BBC's Online, iPlayer, Mobile and Red Button services helping audiences enjoy BBC programs, wherever they may be.
He also held responsibility for managing the Broadcast and Enterprise Technology group, BBC Archive, as well as leading the Research and Development activities.
Prior to joining the BBC, Huggers worked with Microsoft, where he operated across a wide variety of digital media initiatives. After successfully launching the MSN portals in the Benelux countries, he went on to lead the global business development efforts of Windows Media Technologies, establishing Windows Media as a leading platform used by the media and entertainment industry to create, protect and deliver content to consumers via the internet.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Huggers worked with Endemol Entertainment as director of Business Development for their interactive division. He was born and educated in the Netherlands and is married with two children.
Apr 29, 2015 - Current (over 1 year)
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
|Jul 14, 2016||TIME - Vevo Wants to Be Your Go-To App For Music Videos|
|Jun 1, 2016||Business Wire - Erik Huggers Announced as an IBC Conference Keynote Speaker|
|Jun 1, 2016||Business Wire India - Erik Huggers Announced as an IBC Conference Keynote Speaker|
|Apr 28, 2016||Variety - Digital - Vevo Relaunches Website With Focus On Personalization, Kills Vevo TV|
|Apr 24, 2016||Hunter Walk - Vevo Has 17 Billion Video Playbacks Monthly, 5% of Which Is Me Watching Taylor Swift|
|Feb 23, 2016||Re/code - Vevo CEO Erik Huggers on Making Money in Music Videos — And What Happened to Intel TV (Video)|
|Feb 18, 2016||Re/code - Vevo Is Working on a Paid Music Video Subscription Service (Video)|
|Feb 17, 2016||Variety - Digital - Vevo Plans to Introduce Paid Subscription Service as Early as This Year|