Apples Hires Another TV Executive For "Something Big"

2 October 2013

Multichannel:

Cable industry vet and long-time CableLabs exec Jean-François Mulé has recently joined Apple in the role of engineering director.

Mulé shared word of his new role at the consumer electronics and media company on LinkedIn, noting in a post that he joined Apple last month and will be “challenged, inspired and part of something big” at Apple. CableLabs is looking to hire a replacement for Mulé, CableLabs VP of communications Wayne Surdam said via email.

It is interesting that Apple needed to hire a cable engineer for whatever the “something big” project is. Apple tends not to need high-profile engineering talent — they have enough of it already. For example, the purpose of hiring the Hulu executive was to further negotiations with content providers, not to aid Apple’s technological base.