iPlayer head Jaye to leave BBC

Head of TV content Victoria Jaye to leave in March 2018
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Head of TV content Victoria Jaye to leave in March 2018

BBC iPlayer head of TV content Victoria Jaye is set to leave the BBC.

Jaye, who has played a leading role in directing the BBC’s digital commissioning strategy for the past decade and led the relaunch of iPlayer in 2014, will depart in March 2018.

A BBC spokesman said that the broadcaster was looking at the structure of the digital team and expected to make a further announcement in due course.

In addition to her integral role in the iPlayer relaunch, Jaye was involved in commissioning original programming for the service, including Adam Curtis’ BAFTA-nominated films Hypernormalisation and Bitter Lake, Frankie Boyle’s Political Autopsies, Frank Skinner’s On Demand With... as well as cult films such as The Rack Pack and Charlie Lyne’s Fear Itself.

She also launched an iPlayer pilots scheme with original short-form series such as People Just Do Nothing and Impractical Jokers, and introduced collaborations with art museums The Tate, the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery to bring art exhibitions to the on-demand service with Private View.