Daniel Danker leaves BBC for Shazam

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Daniel Danker, who has been responsible for the strategy and delivery of BBC iPlayer and Red Button, is leaving the corporation to join media company Shazam.

As general manager of Programmes and On Demand, Danker also helped deliver the technology behind the BBC's online coverage of the London 2012 Olympics.

Having previously worked at Microsoft, he joined the BBC in autumn 2010, where he earned a salary of £246,650.

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Since joining the BBC, Daniel's creative and dynamic leadership has helped transform BBC iPlayer”

End Quote Ralph Rivera Director, BBC Future Media

Danker will now take up the post of chief product officer at Shazam, which enables its 300 million users to buy and share music and TV shows.

He will be responsible for product expansion of the Shazam service and app development for mobile devices.

He will also work with social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Danker said: "Producing one of the most-downloaded apps of all time, Shazam has built its reputation on providing people with a discovery experience for music and television that sets the standard.

"I look forward to using my experience at Microsoft and the BBC to help Shazam create engaging products that delight."

Ralph Rivera, BBC Future Media director, said: "Since joining the BBC, Daniel's creative and dynamic leadership has helped transform BBC iPlayer and how people across the UK interact with BBC content online.

"He has been instrumental in making BBC iPlayer the number one brand in the UK, and led the launch of BBC iPlayer Radio and Connected Red Button at the end of last year. I wish Daniel all the best."

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