Chief Technology Officer / General Manager of Media
Eric joined Edgio in 2023 to lead the company’s Media business. A 20+-year veteran of the digital video/live streaming industry, Eric leads the company’s growth in delivering the highest quality linear, live, and on-demand video experiences.
Prior to joining Edgio, Black led NBC Universal’s media technology strategy across a host of digital properties during pivotal moments in the evolution of live streaming. He managed the first-ever live stream of a Super Bowl in 2010, delivered six Olympic Games (including the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the largest digital event in history at the time), the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and Presidential debates. He also guided the team that launched NBC Universal’s Peacock in 2020. The systems built by Eric have focused on both high concurrent traffic and scale, and now deliver more than 20,000 events per year, resulting in billions of consumed minutes.
His enormous contribution to the success of live event streaming has been recognized with nine Emmy awards. He is also a two-time winner of the IOC Gold Ring for Best Olympic Digital Service for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2018 Winter Olympics, and the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for 9/11 coverage in 2004. In addition, he was honored with the 2013-2014 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for Pioneering the Delivery of Pay TV Linear Video to Consumers Owned and Managed Devices Over an IP Connection.