BBC digital media chief departs

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The BBC’s director of future media and technology, Ashley Highfield, is to leave the corporation to launch the joint online video platform between ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, the FT has revealed.

Highfield is expected to be announced as chief executive of the online service, codenamed Kangaroo, later today.

His departure will leave vacant the top job in the UK’s digital media industry, according to the FT.

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