The Cable Apprentice
The winning team -- "The Slowskys," a homage to the Comcast anti-DSL ad campaign -- gets to split the $1,500 grand prize. Additionally, each member of the team -- Katharine Hanks, Adam Loveland, and Jasline Dhillon -- can also pick a paid internship from one of six slots being offered by some local companies with cable ties: Charter Communications Inc. , Comcast Colorado, Sand Cherry Associates, Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC)'s National Division, and Starz Entertainment LLC , which is donating two positions.
They beat out four other teams that were tasked with selling Comcast video services to prospective new customers, with a special focus on the business challenges the MSO is facing with the coming February 2009 digital TV transition. (See FCC OKs Dual TV Carriage Rules.)
Members from the two runner-up teams are also guaranteed at least one interview opportunity from the remaining internship positions.
The Rocky Mountain division of Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) runs the Cable Apprentice competition.
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News