MTVN Names Executive VP of Digital Media

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MTV Networks Entertainment Group promoted Erik Flannigan to executive vice president, digital media.

Flannigan previously held the post of senior VP, digital media for Comedy Central and Spike TV.

He began working with MTVN in 2006 and previously worked for AOL, Buena Vista Datacasting/Disney and RealNetworks.

His new promotion will have him overseeing the digital-media teams and the Entertainment Group’s digital businesses.

“Erik, in his short tenure here at MTVN’s Entertainment Group, has already had a major impact on our business,” Entertainment Group president Doug Herzog said in a prepared statement. “His new responsibilities reflect my confidence that his sophisticated understanding of digital-media trends and his vision of how all of our brands can best capitalize on the evolving opportunities means we have exactly the right man in this crucial role.”

Flannigan made his first move Thursday by announcing the promotion of Jon Slusser to senior VP of Spike TV and video games. Slusser was formerly VP, MTVN and CEO, GameTrailers.

In his new role, Slusser will be responsible for the management of Spike TV’s upcoming merger with IFILM. Spike hopes the merger will strengthen its digital reach to the male 18-34 demo.

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