Report: CableLabs lands Liao as new chief

Light Reading's Cable Digital News is reporting that CableLabs has appointed Panasonic North America CTO Paul Liao as its new president and CEO to replace the retiring Richard Green. CableLabs had made no formal announcement on the matter as of 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday morning.

Green, who is the only chief CableLabs has had in its very busy 21-year history, long ago announced that he is retiring at the end of this year. If Liao proves to be the choice, he would be an intriguing one, meeting what has been believed to be a desire by CableLabs to hire someone from outside the traditional cable TV community. Not only does Liao hail from a consumer electronics company, but he also has worked for Bell Labs. Still, at Panasonic, he has been very involved in the company's Tru2way efforts.

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Green confirmed his retirement plans last September