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Re: Project Kangaroo dead in its tracks ..

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____/ Doug Mentohl on Wednesday 04 February 2009 16:17 : \____

> Project Kangaroo, the proposed video-on-demand joint venture between the
> BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, has been blocked by the Competition Commission ..
> http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/246609/project-kangaroo-dead-in-its-tracks.html

Ashley Highfield has already run home to mummy (Microsoft UK).

Highfield joins Microsoft after just four months at Project Kangaroo

,----[ Quote ]
| As director of future media and technology, Highfield cut a controversial
| figure at the BBC. Reg sources blamed him for the culture of commitees and
| waste that saw iPlayer development take several years and run millions
| over-budget. In the last months of his reign a new management team was
| brought in to rapidly develop a streaming version that has proved much more
| successful than the unwieldy P2P client he oversaw.
| Open source advocates also accused him of being too close to Microsoft...


Ashley Highfield Goes to...Guess Where?

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft.
| At least it's symmetric: Erik Huggers goes from Microsoft to the BBC, and
| Highfield goes from the BBC to Microsoft, via Kangaroo. Let's keep it cosy,
| eh?


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