Broadcasting is the Hartford Region's 4th largest industry. We tell the world's sports stories.
The Hartford Region is home to prominent broadcasters that range in specialties from sports to news to music. Sports broadcasting is the primary focus in the Hartford Region with the presence of ESPN’s headquarters. ESPN is the #1 multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company in the world, housing the widest portfolio of sports assets and 50+ business entities. It was founded in 1979 and has remained in the same location in Bristol, CT since its inception. ESPN’s campus stretches over 123 acres, has approximately 4,000 Connecticut employees, and has invested about $1 billion in construction of its facilities. Other highlights of ESPN include:
- Broadcasting in five languages to over 200 countries and territories across all seven continents
- A wide range of business entities including 32 television networks, 13 websites, 90+ broadband networks, 7 radio properties
- A one-of-a-kind portfolio of sports rights, containing over 130 leagues and sports
- 24-hour programming