1 -12/2012 —
TELE-satellite International —
portunity to broadcast sporting events
in Connecticut over the ‘United Cable’s
public access channel.
They were so in to the whole idea
that they consistently needed more air
time. And right at the same time the
first satellites began to appear in the
sky. This gave both of them the idea to
broadcast to all of America via satellite
instead of just to cable subscribers in
It all came to fruition in 1979: with
the help of investors they founded
ESPN and leased a satellite transpon-
der. And, of course, at the same time
a studio had to be set up. They chose
Bristol, Connecticut. There they found
the ideal location in a valley where they
could erect the uplink antenna and a
studio complex.
Today there are nine TV studios there,
two combo studios for radio and TV
A look at one of
ESPN’s studios