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Erik Huggers at last week’s MIP 2008 Conference

This comes from the distant past of last week, but this interview with Erik Huggers, (the man who should be at the forefront of everything technology at the BBC, given his job title) is worth a look and was flagged up on the BBC’s Internet blog yesterday.

Huggers is the BBC’s director of future media and technology and he spoke at last week’s MIP 2008 conference.

In his speech he looked at:

“The challenges facing broadcasters as the pace of change accelerates, and how they must evolve to ensure a consistent experience across all platforms – without compromising quality.”

In the interview below he talks to journalist Kate Bukley.

Erik Huggers, BBC: the MIPCOM 2008 interview from James Martin on Vimeo.

MediaGuardian: Erik Huggers to be next BBC future media director

Former Microsoft executive Erik Huggers is expected to be confirmed as the replacement for outgoing BBC director of future media and technology Ashley Highfield.

FT Digital Media conference: BBC iPlayer stats

According to Ashley Highfield, director of Future Media and Technology at the BBC, the results are looking good for the iPlayer, the BBC’s on demand television service.

Here are the current audience figures Highfield gave delegates at yesterday’s FT Digital Media and Broadcasting conference:

  • 1.3 million weekly audience
  • 660,000 viewers last Sunday
  • the top 50 most popular programmes account for less than 50 per cent of viewings