BBC iPlayer boss quits for job with Intel
Erik Huggers leaves White City for Silicon Valley
Erik Huggers has quit his new media and technology role at the BBC for a job with chip maker Intel.
The one-time Microsoft exec, who joined the Beeb in May 2007, steered Auntie's iPlayer strategy and oversaw the corporation's online estate, which is now undergoing budget cuts and a significant webpage cull.
BBC Director-General Mark Thompson told staff that Huggers would leave at the end of February to take on the job of vice-president and general manager of Intel's digital home group.
Two men will replace Huggers, Thompson confirmed yesterday. The BBC iPlayer or Future Media division is to be headed up by Ralph Rivera – the ex-AOLer who only joined the broadcaster in October.
John Linwood is to take charge of the BBC's technology wing in his newly-created role of CTO and will be responsible for its digital strategy. ®
BBCTechnology 2.0 here we come!!
Split then sell?
So presumably the ex-AOLer is there just to say me too?
I assume so....
I also assume that he was the person responsible for the execution of a couple of Android apps that let non-Flash Android devices view iPlayer.
Consider yourself lucky. At least you still have access to iPlayer.
Then the next iPod will go to 12, and everybody fawns at the innovation!
(C'mon, ya know it's true!)
Is he one of them that cried foul at the outfit who wanted to cache content on folks' iPhones?