Wilkie told Broadcast the parting was 'amicable' but added 'we didn't share the same vision so agreed to part company. All contracts have been honoured.' He is not thought to have a job to go to but he told Broadcast he was in discussion with several people and he hoped to spend some time sailing this summer.
Liberty Livewire Television (Europe) president Mark Hewitt, who is expected to announce Wilkie's replacement within the next three weeks, said: 'I am grateful to Mike for his efforts over the last 11 months and wish him luck in his new ventures.'
Wilkie joined Soho 601 last June from film advertising and marketing agency The Creative Partnership where he spent four years heading the firm's sound and vision business.
Before joining The Creative Partnership, he was managing director of production company Caplan Wilkie Film & Tele-vision. He started his career at broadcast post-production facility Molinare in 1979.
Wilkie replaced former Soho 601 managing director Tom Jacomb who quit to join rival facility Glassworks in March last year, seven months after 601 was bought by Liberty Livewire in a £17m deal (Broadcast, 22.6.01).