Former Yahoo exec to ramp up Web content

FremantleMedia North America has ramped up its Web programming acumen, hiring former Yahoo exec Howard Stein as senior VP of digital development.

In his newly created position, Stein will work closely with licensing arm FremantleMedia Enterprises to leverage the company’s current and future formats for the Internet, while also developing and producing original online franchises.

Prior to joining FremantleMedia, Stein headed development and production of original programming at Yahoo, exec producing the portal’s emerging music artist platform, “Who’s Next,” and pop-culture program, “Pepsi Smash,” among numerous other online programming initiatives.

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