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these internal studio tours.
Two factors came together when
ESPN came into being. The first was the
newly founded cable networks, such as
the one started by cable operator ‘Unit-
ed Cable’ in Connecticut. The new tech-
nology back then allowed for the first
time numerous channels to be carried
and just like with cable operators els-
where, ‘United Cable’ also offered pub-
lic access channels. These are chan-
nels that are made available to citizens
and enthusiasts to transmit there own
programs for free. BTW: When he was
younger, Scott Greczkowski, founder of
the “SatelliteGuys.com” forum, was a
studio technician for the ‘United Cable’s
public access channel.
The second factor that spurned ESPN
were two sports enthusiasts, Ed Eagan
and Bill Rasmussen. They used the op-
Scott Greczkowski
from SatelliteGuys.com
in the ESPN News sports
anchor’s spot. In his youth
Scott witnessed the early
beginnings of ESPN
Bristol is proud to be the
home of ESPN