Xbox Vice President of Multimedia leaves Microsoft

Xbox Vice President of Multimedia Blair Westlake announced this week that he is resigning from his position at Microsoft. Westlake was in charge of, according to Microsoft News, the group “that licensed movies and television shows for Microsoft products” as well as deciding policy issues surrounding intellectual property and content protection technology”.

Blair Westlake has abruptly resigned from MicrosoftVariety has confirmed. The former Universal television chairman joined Microsoft in 2004, to head media partnerships and oversaw the licensing of TV shows and movies for the company’s Xbox platforms. He was corporate VP of Microsoft’s Media and Entertainment Group. “It has become clear to me that the organization is moving in a direction that does not fit either my expertise or my skill sets,” Westlake said in a statement on Wednesday, just days after he attended the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas.

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