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Ashley Highfield is leaving Microsoft following a management restructure at the company. A replacement for Highfield has already been found. Microsoft has hired Andy Hart, who previously worked at Associated Northcliffe Digital. He will head up the software vendor's advertising and online division in the UK. A recent reorg …
> Highfield joined Microsoft in November 2008, after quitting his director of future media and technology role at the Beeb where he oversaw the development of the iPlayer, which took several years to complete and ran millions of pounds over budget ..
> the international iPlayer will only be available in 11 European countries from today although the USA, Canada and Australia will follow shortly. It will not be a catch-up service, but a means of accessing a library of BBC TV shows. And it will only be available for at least a year as an iPad app ...
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