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Lord Alan Sugar Leaves Non Executive Chairman Role at YouView UK

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 2013 (7:56 am) - Score 1,005

YouView YourView, the broadband ISP based video-on-demand and catch-up TV (IPTV) service, have announced that Lord Alan Sugar, whom is perhaps best known as the man who founded Amstrad and says “Your’re fired!” a lot on a certain TV show, has decided to leave his role as Non-Executive Chairman.

According to YouView’s press manager, Lord Sugar was “instrumental in the successful launch” of its new service last year that is now claimed to be “the fastest growing TV platform in the UK“. In reality we’re not entirely sure what he did that was so special, other than to add a bit of celebrity promotion.

Lord Sugar said:

When I joined YouView in 2011, my brief from the shareholders was to use my experience in the electronics industry to get the product to market and into the homes of consumers. Having done that successfully, my job is complete and I will now focus my time and attention into my other businesses.

I’d like to thank all those who are part of the YouView project, including its suppliers, staff and shareholders and I wish them every success for the future.”

Lord Sugar originally replaced Kip Meek in the role, whom hailed from a similarly colourful career path after having held a variety of positions in the telecoms market including his much criticised role on the board of Phorm UK. Let’s prey they don’t hope they pick somebody just as talented to take the service forward.

Sugar also made an email phone, cunningly called the E-m@iler, which might have even been half decent had Amstrad not hobbled it with spam and ridiculously expensive call charges.

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