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Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum PhotoSimon Applebaum
TitleEditor-at-Large, Cable World and CableFAX Daily
ExpertiseWriting and editing features and reports on cable, focusing on cable system operations, diversity issues, new business ventures, interactive TV, high-definition TV and cable telephony
Type of OrganizationTrade magazine/newsletter publisher
Area of DistributionNational and overseas
University/DegreeB.A., American University, Washington, D.C.
BornJanuary 23, 1955, Brooklyn, New York
Honors & AwardsWinner, New York Women in Cable & Telecommunications (NYWIC&T) 1995; "WIC Watch" Award for Best Trade Publication Writer/Editor
Published Works"Do You Have to Pay To Play?", Mar. 2005; "Can Cable Agree on VOD?", Feb. 2005; "System of the Year 2004", Dec. 2004
AffiliationsPast Board Member, New York Women in Cable and Telecommunications; Moderator of "Programming Picnic," an annual NYWIC&T event showcasing new cable networks
Hobbies & SportsBallroom dancing, piano, flamenco percussion instruments
Career AccomplishmentsWriter and performer, NYWIC&T Follies, 1983-88; Editor, NYWIC&T Newsletter, 1993-95
Work HistoryWriter, Assistant Editor, Cablevision Magazine, 1980-86; Associate Producer, "The Business of Television Report" (a video journal on the television scene distributed to cable and broadcast companies), Associate Editor, "Cable Marketing", Head Writer, Storer Cable's 1987 fall preview guide (nominated for CTAM and BPME awards), 1986-88; Cablevision Magazine, 1988-2001; Contributing Analyst, "Tech Live", daily news block on Tech TV cable network, 2000-01; Weekly Commentator, Tech Live, Tech TV's news program, offering analysis and comment on cable/broadband developments, 2001-02; Senior Editor, Multichannel News, a national trade magazine on cable affairs where he covered such emerging trends as new digital cable services, interactive TV, home networking, video-on-demand, high-speed Internet access and Spanish-language content, 2001-03
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