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Mark Byford: £949,000 BBC pay-off 'not greed'

5 November 2013 Last updated at 19:03 GMT

Mark Byford, the former deputy director general of the BBC, has defended a controversial pay-off package that saw him leave the BBC with £949,000.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire: "I absolutely don't think it was greed on my part at all".

Byford left the BBC in 2011 after being made redundant as part of a drive to cut the number of highly-paid senior executives at the BBC.

He sidestepped questions about paying any of the money back.

David Sillito reports.

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