One State • One Network • One Goal
Building community pride with the best in local sports coverage on-air and online with CPTV Sports!
More people in Connecticut attend high school athletic events overall than a full season of UConn athletic events combined.
Every week, parents, grandparents, alumni and students attend more local sporting events to support their student-athletes and show their community spirit and pride than other large-venue athletic events in this state. Whether it’s field hockey in Fairfield, softball in Simsbury, or volleyball in Voluntown – fans come out to support their local teams in a big way!
CPTV took a risk in 1994, bringing the UConn women’s basketball team into living rooms across the state and making the Huskies one of the first women’s teams in the country to have their own local TV contract. It was that risk-taking and vision that helped turn UConn into the most successful women’s program in the country. What CPTV did for UConn women’s basketball we can do for high school sports – get people excited and engaged!
As they say – if you build it they will come, and we did. What started out in 2010 as a 24/7 sports network that exclusively broadcast Connecticut high school sports has grown to also showcase the best local collegiate, semi-pro and professional sports Connecticut has to offer.
When the University of Hartford Hawks were looking for a home for their men’s and women’s basketball programs, they came to CPTV Sports. When Central, Connecticut, Yale, Quinnipiac, Post and other college sports programs needed a platform to air their games, they partnered with CPTV Sports. When state pro teams such as the Connecticut Sun, New Britain Rock Cats and Connecticut Whale needed a broadcast home – CPTV Sports was there!
CPTV Sports is committed to hometown pride, and supporting schools, communities and student-athletes.
CPTV Sports is one of CPTV’s digital channels and is also broadcast in high-definition television.
“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, when the network re-launched as CPTV Sports in 2011. Franklin said the network will be “bringing coverage of all the exciting, inspiring fun that can be found right in Connecticut residents’ own backyards.”
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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.