Confirmed: BBC Digital Chief Highfield Jumping To Kangaroo

Updated: BBC future media and technology director Ashley Highfield is quitting to become CEO of the Project Kangaroo online TV platform, marking a return to the commercial sector after eight years. The joint BBC Worldwide/ITV/Channel 4 initiative picked former BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) channel and operations director Lesley MacKenzie as CEO when it was unveiled in November, but that was just to get the project up and running.

Highfield: “This is a fantastic opportunity. Kangaroo is a historic partnership with a combination of innovative technology and terrific content and I