Doug Semon Joins CableLabs as Visiting Executive
Louisville, Colo., April 29, 1996—Douglas J. Semon, an engineering executive with Viacom Cable, has joined Cable Television Laboratories, Inc., (CableLabs), as a visiting executive, network operations.
Semon was an integral part of Viacom Cable's Castro Valley, California, Advanced Services Laboratory, which included projects such as high-speed cable modems, on-screen program guide, enhanced pay-per-view and interactive television trials. He has more than 20 years experience in the areas of technology and business development for cable operations and cable-related industries.
He has spent the last 15 years with Viacom, most recently serving as director of engineering for new technology development with Viacom Cable, based at the company's Pleasanton, CA, headquarters.
Semon joins Dr. Jerry Bennington of TCI as executives on loan to CableLabs.
"Having two executives of the caliber of Jerry and Doug as the cable industry is pushing into areas of new business such as data services is a great boon for CableLabs," said Dr. Richard R. Green, CableLabs president and CEO.
Semon has been chairman of the NCTA/Electronic Industries Association Joint Committee, and is an active member of the NCTA Engineering Committee. Semon holds an associate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo and has participated in UCLA's continuing education program on data communications.
CableLabs is a research and development consortium of cable television system operators representing more than 85% of the cable subscribers in the United States, 70% of the subscribers in Canada, and between five and 10% of cable subscribers in Mexico. CableLabs plans and funds research and development projects that will help cable companies take advantage of future opportunities and meet future challenges in the telecommunications industry. It also transfers relevant technologies to member companies and to the industry. In addition, CableLabs acts as a clearinghouse to provide information on current and prospective technological developments that are of interest to the cable industry.
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