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In November 2011, CPTV brought an all-new type of sports coverage to Connecticut with CPTV Sports, a statewide, 24/7 sports channel that covers high school, college and additional sporting events throughout the state.
CPTV Sports (formerly the Connecticut Sports Network) is a not-for-profit channel owned and managed by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) that broadcasts sporting events and matchups including the state's high schools, state colleges including New Haven, Sacred Heart, Central Connecticut, Hartford and Post, the WNBA's Connecticut Sun, the Eastern League's New Britain Rock Cats, the Connecticut Soccer League and many other sports including bowling, roller derby and equestrian events.
On April 11, 2012, the channel dramatically expanded its statewide reach, joining the lineups of three cable systems as well as going on over-the-air digitally: On June 13, the channel achieved total statewide franchised cable coverage when it joined the lineup of Metrocast, which serves two areas in eastern Connecticut. Where viewers can find CPTV Sports:
Cable: Cablevision 139, Comcast 966 (256 in Ridgefield, Bethel and Danbury), Cox 805, Charter 223, Metrocast 418, Thames River 87.
Over the air digital: Hartford: WEDH, 24.3; Bridgeport WEDW 49.3; New Haven WEDY 65.3; Norwich WEDN 53.3.
CPTV Sports is one of CPTV’s digital channels and will also be broadcast in high-definition television, and will take advantage of CPTV’s unique ability to bring local people and events to exciting life with intimate storytelling and reporting.
“At CPTV, we know that the best in sports entertainment can be found, not in Boston or New York, but right here in the Nutmeg State,” said Jerry Franklin, President and CEO of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. Franklin said the network will be "bringing coverage of all the exciting, inspiring fun that can be found right in Connecticut residents’ own backyards.”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have regarding CPTV Sports.
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The team behind CPTV Sports includes broadcast professionals Bob Yalen, formerly with ESPN and ABC Sports, who serves as channel director and Joe Coss. who serves as production manager.
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. It is a locally andnationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves almost 240,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award winning local programming includes Where We Live, The Colin McEnroe Show and The Faith Middleton Show. Overall the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit cptv.org.