HOW TO BECOME A
CABLE TV PIONEER
Cable TV Pioneers come from all areas of cable. They are the founders and presidents of MSOs and program networks, engineers and technicians, inventors, marketers, and entrepreneurs of independent cable businesses. The one thing they all have in common is the huge contributions they have made to the growth of the industry and their communities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to become a Cable TV Pioneer?
To become a Cable TV Pioneer, a candidate must be nominated and have a minimum of 20 years of direct involvement in the cable industry, demonstrated leadership and progress in their positions, as well as contributed to their communities.
How do I get nominated?
Qualifying cable veterans can have an application submitted on their behalf by a qualified Pioneer, with a co-sponsor who is also qualified. Members of the board of directors cannot nominate a candidate.
Who can sponsor an applicant?
An applicant requires two sponsors. The nominating and co-sponsoring Pioneers cannot be affiliated with the candidate or with each other by a business or family relationship. Both Pioneer members’ dues must be current and they must have been a Pioneer for at least three years. A Pioneer may nominate only one candidate or may co-sponsor just one candidate each year.
When will applications be available?
Application is now online (see link below).
What support fees must accompany the application?
There is an application fee which includes a one-time initiation fee and the first year dues. Memorial applications also require a one-time fee. The application fee is $500 which includes a $450 one-time initiation fee and $50 first-year dues. There is a one-time only fee of $500 for Memorial membership applications for deceased candidates. No application will be processed without receipt of payment.