erik huggers

Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): Facebook, FilmOn, FourthWall Media, WPP, The Data Alliance, Harmonic, HBO, Google Play, Hulu, Google Chromecast, Intel Media, Erik Huggers

Because the [itvt] editorial team has been busy working on TVOT NYC 2013 (December 11th in New York City), we are covering stories in this issue in headlines/round-up format: Facebook to Begin Sending Weekly Reports to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, as well as to Selection of International TV Networks ; Data to Include Number of "Actions"--Likes, Comments, Shares--an Episode Has Generated, and How Many Users Participated in these Actions Facebook Names Former Univision Exec., David...

BBC Future Media & Technology Director, Erik Huggers, to Head Up Intel's Digital Home Group

--BBC to Reorganize FM&T into Separate Technology and Future Media Divisions
Erik Huggers , the Dutch-born former Microsoft and Endemol executive who has served as director of the BBC's Future Media & Technology division since August, 2008 (prior to that, he served as its group controller--for more background on Huggers, see the article published on, August 8th, 2008), is leaving the corporation to become corporate VP and general manager of Intel 's Silicon Valley-based Digital Home Group . Huggers, who replaces interim general manager, Brad...

BBC Names Erik Huggers Director of Future Media & Technology

--Also Taps Roly Keating to be its First Director of Archive Content The BBC has promoted Erik Huggers to the position of director of
BBC Future Media & Technology. Huggers, who was previously the
division's group controller, replaces Ashley Highfield, who has left the
BBC to become CEO of Kangaroo, the working title for a new VOD
joint venture between the BBC, commercial broadcaster, ITV (note: the
acronym stands for "Independent Television Network), and Channel 4. His new role also sees Huggers joining the BBC Executive Board. He
will be responsible for all the Corporation's output on interactive TV
platforms, the Internet, mobile, broadband (including the BBC iPlayer)