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Corporate VP & GM, Intel Media

Erik Huggers heads up the chipmaker’s newly created Intel Media unit, which the company says will work “with media and entertainment industry partners to deliver breakthrough media experiences on consumer devices.” Translation: If Intel launches a pay-TV service, he’ll be the one running it. Prior to Intel, Huggers was the director of BBC Future Media & Technology, where he launched and oversaw the BBC’s Online, iPlayer, Mobile and Red Button services. The Netherlands native has also worked with Microsoft, where he launched MSN portals in some European countries.

Posts With Erik Huggers

Intel May Turn Over Its Web TV Project to Verizon

Lots of people have looked at serving up pay TV over the Web, but no one has done it so far. Now Intel looks ready to let Verizon take over its effort.
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Intel Looking for Help from Amazon or Samsung to Keep Its Web TV Project Alive

Intel was supposed to deliver Web TV by the end of this year. But if it doesn’t get help it may not happen at all.
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New Intel CEO Says Intel TV Sounds Great in Theory. But …

Sounds like Intel’s boss has the same question that lots of outsiders have about the company’s TV ambitions.
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Intel Inside Your TV: The Chip Guys Want to Become Cable Guys

A big bet, lots of doubters. Erik Huggers makes his case.
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Day Two at D: Dive Into Media 2013, in Pictures and Tweets

Storified: The best tweets and pictures from the second day of D: Dive Into Media.
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Erik Huggers Makes His Case for Intel’s Web TV Service

The chip giant wants you to tune in to its service. Is it worth it?
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Yes, Intel Is Building a Web TV Service (A Box, Too)

And it’s going to be the best Internet television service ever.
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Game On! Xbox Bosses Mehdi, Tellem Come to Dive Into Media.

The Xbox is a Web TV player that also happens to work for games. Meet the people in charge of making it an even bigger deal in the media world.
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Meet the Man Who Wants to Blow Up the TV Business: Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen Comes to Dive Into Media

A rare appearance from a maverick billionaire with big plans.
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Old Media, New Tricks: The New Republic’s Chris Hughes and USA Today’s Larry Kramer Join Dive Into Media

Two very smart guys with very different backgrounds and a similar problem: How do you transform iconic print publications for the digital era?
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