Two Veterans to Steer MTVN's Digital Future

Umstead, R. Thomas
November 2006
Multichannel News;11/13/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 45, p14
The article reports that two veterans will manage the digital media business of MTV Networks (MTVN) in the U.S. MTVN president of Global Digital Media Mika Salmi will handle the company's portfolio of digital media products. Comedy Central and Spike TV senior vice president of digital media Erik Flannigan will aim to create a better online experience for fans of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and extreme sports, through a mix of both video and text-based blogs and discussion areas.


Related Articles

  • ERIK FLANNIGAN. Garrett, Diane // Daily Variety;7/21/2009, Vol. 304 Issue 12, pA8 

    The article features Erik Flannigan, executive vice president of digital media at MTV Networks Entertainment Group in the U.S. It states that Flannigan has been aiming to reclaim the famous programs of the channel online. Flanningan has made a relaunch of Atom.com as a home for Web originals and...

  • Virtually Integrated. Shields, Mike // MediaWeek;9/10/2007, Vol. 17 Issue 32, p5 

    The article focuses on the Music Television Channel's (MTV) efforts to expand their business into digital media. MTV Networks (MTVN) has acquired some web sites, such as Quizilla, a web site targeting teen girls, and video site MTV Overdrive. MTVN has also purchased online game sites, such as...

  • Mika Salmi. Garrity, Brian // Billboard;4/7/2007, Vol. 119 Issue 14, p28 

    An interview with MTV Networks' president of global digital media Mika Salmi is presented. Salmi was founder and chief executive officer of Atom Entertainment. He says he's looking to build digital media programming that relates to viewers' television preferences. Salmi says MTV is a truly...

  • Salmi MTV's digital chief. Fritz, Ben; Martin, Denise // Daily Variety;11/2/2006, Vol. 293 Issue 24, p3 

    The article reports the appointment of Mika Salmi, founder and CEO of online media company Atom Entertainment, as the chief of global digital media business of MTV Networks replacing Jason Hirschhorn, the TV group's former chief digital officer. The job profile includes overseeing a wide array...

  • I Want My MTV.COM?  // Billboard;4/7/2007, Vol. 119 Issue 14, p27 

    The article discusses MTV Networks' plan to tackle digital media. The company hired former Atom Entertainment chief executive officer (CEO) Mika Salmi to serve as its president of global digital media. Salmi is trying to help the company create a new aura of hip around its web properties. He is...

  • 5:4.  // Multichannel News;11/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 46, p21 

    An interview with MTV Networks president of global digital media Mika Salmi is presented. Salmi talked about his global plans for MTVN's digital products and the future of multiplatform content. When asked what are some of the strengths and weaknesses of MTV's digital media portfolio, Salmi...

  • Web Clip Campaigns Growing. McLean, Thomas J. // Broadcasting & Cable;6/8/2009, Vol. 139 Issue 23, p27 

    The article reports on the impact of reducing a half-hour or hour-long TV series to a short clip in the U.S. It states that short clip might not offer the best representation of a show's overall quality. Erik Flannigan, executive vice president of digital media infers that there is no way to say...

  • Hotlines.  // Adweek;11/6/2006, Vol. 47 Issue 41, p6 

    The article presents news briefs from the advertising industry for the week of November 6, 2006. Neilsen Media Records has postponed the release of commercial ratings that had been originally scheduled for December 11. MTV Networks has named Atom Entertainment founder Mika Salmi as its...

  • New cell at MTV Networks. Mayberry, Carly // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;12/19/2006, Vol. 397 Issue 26, p1 

    The article reports that MTV Networks said on December 18, 2006 that it has created MTVN Mobile Media, a unit devoted to mobile endeavors. The unit will be led by Greg Clayman, who has been promoted from vp wireless strategy and operations at MTV Networks to senior vp of MTVN Mobile Media. He...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics