Cable Center Taps `Mr. HBO'


The Cable Center has named former Home Box Office vice president Les Read to
the newly created role of ambassador.

In his new position, Read will help to communicate the mission of the Cable
Center to help encourage industry involvement in its educational and research

Read earned the name 'Mr. HBO' during his stints doing voice-overs and on-air
appearances to help promote the premium network. Before joining HBO, Read worked
on the MSO side with TelePromTer Corp.

'My first love is cable,' Read said in a press release. 'I cut my teeth in
this industry with guys like Irving Kahn and Bill Daniels, and I am absolutely
thrilled with this opportunity to give something back through my new role at The
Cable Center.'