Cable TV Pioneers Banquet Coming to Denver in 2017

The Cable TV Pioneers will hold its 51st annual banquet in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, just prior to the start of the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo.

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The banquet for the 2016 class was held in Boston just ahead of teh INTX, the annual industry tradeshow. The NCTA announced in September that the show was being wound down, meaning the event originally set for next April in Washington, D.C., won’t be happening.


With no INTX, the cable industry’s annual technology and engineering confab will be stepping into the breach.

Nomination details, banquet location, sponsorship and early ticket details will be available in sometime in the first quarter of 2017 at:

”There were many industry organizations that generously offered their venues as a kick-off for our dinner,” Cable TV Pioneer chairwoman (and member of the 2002 Pioneers class) Susan Bitter Smith said in a statement. “We decided that for the 2017 banquet, SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo offered the stature, attendance and location that would serve the greatest number of our members.”

”As cable’s ‘hometown,’ Denver has been a hub of content, technology and operations for our industry, so it’s a great place to celebrate our roots and induct the new Class of 2017. Plans are already underway to select a memorable banquet venue, and we’re revving up our sponsorship packages,” added Pioneer dinner chair David Fellows, and a member of the 2008 class of Pioneers.

“SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo’s role as the industry’s pre-eminent nexus for learning, innovation and deal-making is a direct result of the vision and foresight of many of the Cable TV Pioneers,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE and a member of the 2010 class of Pioneers. “Kicking-off Expo Week with the Pioneers Banquet complements our mission of expanding the relevance of Expo to programmers, marketers, media executives and other industry professionals.”

Cable-Tec Expo is set to run Oct. 17-20 at the Colorado Convention Center.