Exclusive online video interviews


BBC.com, the international version of the BBC website reaching 50m users a month* has secured Intel as the exclusive global brand partner for its Digital Giants special report. Internet users will be able to watch a high profile series of interviews with 11 of the world’s most prolific minds in digital media as they share their vision of the future.

The Digital Giants series will run on BBC.com’s technology pages www.bbc.com/digitalgiants with 3 minute video interviews with:

–        Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google
–        Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
–        Daniel Ek, founder of Spotify
–        Sam Pitroda, advisor to the Indian Government
–        Victor Koo, founder of Youku
–        Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft
–        Evgeny Morozov, Georgetown University
–        Martha Lane Fox, web entrepreneur
–        Ge Wang, Stanford University professor
–        Joe Rospars, Director of Barack Obama’s digital strategy campaign
–        Philip Emeagwali – Nigerian born internet scientist

Intel will be the exclusive global brand partner for the Digital Giants feature for the duration of the series.  The first interview with Sam Pitroda launches 9 March.

Commented Luke Bradley-Jones, EVP and Managing Director of BBC.com: “Through our use of the internet, mobile phones and a huge array of new technologies, digital media is undoubtedly part of our everyday lives.   I’m so pleased we’re running this inspiring series in partnership with Intel, it promises to be fascinating for our audiences all around the world to understand what the future holds.’

Commented Ric Peeler, Director of Corporate Marketing Strategy at Intel: “We are pleased to be exclusive global brand partners for this video series and share the critical insights of these digital giants. As part of an on-going campaign focused on a vision for our industry and technology leadership, this provides an exciting opportunity to explore how technology can help solve problems and create new possibilities for tomorrow.’

Digital Giants is part of a wider Superpower season running across the BBC’s international news services: BBC World Service, BBC World News and BBC.com, exploring the ways in which the internet is transforming the world in a special season of programming – www.bbc.com/superpower.


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