MTV commends digital duo

VP's Flannigan and Slusser promoted

MTV Networks has upped Erik Flannigan and Jon Slusser to net’s Entertainment Group exec VP, digital media, and senior VP, Spike digital and videogames, respectively.

Prior to his promotion Flannigan served as senior VP, digital media, Comedy Central and Spike TV.

Flannigan supervises the linear channels’ digital media teams, overseeing the group’s digital programming initiatives. In his new role he also will oversee all of the group’s digital businesses.

In addition to the television network properties, Flannigan adds oversight of the group’s videogaming site GameTrailers.com and PC-gaming application Xfire, as well as soon-to-be-integrated iFilm and SpikeTV.com, which will be merged later this year as Spike.com. Slusser will be responsible for managing the merger.

Flannigan will continue to supervise the group’s Internet sites AtomFilms, AtomUploads and Viacom’s video-streaming sites, well as representing all the channels’ interests within MTV Networks.

Prior to joining the Entertainment Group in 2006, Flannigan was at AOL in Los Angeles, where he served as veepee of programming.

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