Call for Nominations

Deadline: Friday–April 28, 2023

Begin Nominations

Who deserves to appear in Cablefax’s Top Operators & Regional Rainmakers magazine?

Nominations Due: Friday, April 28

Help Cablefax compile this influential list of MSOs and Independent Operators by nominating the companies and executives you think should be included in our annual list of leading providers.

Cablefax Top Ops recognize excellence in a variety of areas, including marketing, technology, finance, lifetime achievement, customer service and community involvement. NEW for 2023: Our Top Ops magazine will recognize a Fiber Provider of the Year, celebrating a 100% fiber network provider. Nominations are open to all distributors. It’s free to enter – but you must submit your entries by April 28.

Honorees will be profiled in the August issue of Cablefax: The Magazine. The Independent Operator of the Year Award (IOY) is presented in conjunction with ACA and NCTC—and the IOY Award is presented at the July Independent Show.

Submit today at  | Questions: Contact Lauren McCaffrey at [email protected]

Regional Rainmakers

Nominate the often-unsung heroes who are making a difference on a local level.

The Cablefax Regional Rainmakers honors the operators, programmers, executives, associations and lobbyists who are making outstanding contributions at local and/or regional levels – be it in operations, affiliate sales, news and sports programming, state legislation, lobbying and more. Nothing informs, entertains and helps develop a community like regional media – and ours is the only benchmarking program to celebrate those who are leading this very special charge. 

These Awards will showcase the professionals who are harnessing and growing that influence, enriching their neighborhoods at the same time. 

Categories include: 

  • Regional Distributors
  • Regional Networks
  • Regional or State Association
  • Local GM of the Year
  • Lawyers/Lobbyists focused on Regional Issues
  • Regional Affiliates Sales Executive
  • Regional Operator Executive
  • RSM GM of the Year
  • State Association Board Member
  • State Association Executive


Editorial Questions

Contact Amy Maclean at [email protected].


Contact Ellen Kamhi at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like more information.

General Questions

Contact Lauren McCaffrey at [email protected] if you have any questions.