Hulu mastermind Kliavkoff leaving NBC


George Kliavkoff, the man who helped draw up the blueprint for a string of successful digital media services–from Hulu to Major League Baseball Advance Media–is leaving NBC Universal at the end of the year, CNET News reported.

After a little more than two years as NBC’s chief digital officer, Kliavkoff says he has accomplished the goals he set for himself and the company’s digital unit when he joined in August 2006. He is taking time off before jumping into his next project. Kliavkoff, 41, has chosen to exercise an option in his contract and leave NBC at the end of the year but will remain available to CEO Jeff Zucker "during and after the transition," he said in an internal e-mail.