The Cable TV Pioneers will induct its new class at the 57th Annual Banquet in Denver, Colorado on October 16, 2023.


Applications for the Class of 2024 will be available in January 2024

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.

Applications Checklist

Be prepared to provide the following information for your application to be considered:

1. Nominee contact information.
2. A photo of the candidate, preferably high resolution.
3.  Has the candidate held responsible positions within our industry? 
4.  Has the candidate held leadership positions in industry-related groups? 
5. Has the candidate held leadership positions in groups outside the cable industry? 
6. Has the candidate demonstrated a willingness to “go the extra mile?” 
7. Your name, co-sponsor name, dates of induction and contact information.
8. $500 application fee.


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.

What support fees must accompany the application?

There is a $500 application fee which includes a one-time initiation fee and the first two years of 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.