Connecticut is home to the number thirty television market in America by viewers, in the Hartford-New Haven area. Connecticut also receives broadcasts and programming from surrounding areas and markets like New York City. Viewers have access to major networks as well as a variety of other broadcast networks, in addition to cable and satellite services.
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In the 1940s, Hartford was host to a traveling TV station that went from city to city demonstrating the amazing new technology of television to amazed Connecticut residents, in hopes that they would begin adopting it and purchasing home televisions for themselves.
One Connecticut TV station with a storied history is Channel 18 in Hartford, which was at various times a Dumont affiliate, a CBS affiliate, and one of the very first subscription television services, providing broadcasts that needed to be descrambled by special equipment during pay TV time blocks. It was also owned by Dr. Eugene Scott of California’s Faith Center, broadcasting religious programming, before being sold to Astroline Communications and eventually going bankrupt.
Current Television Networks
Connecticut television stations offering high-power signals broadcast from four different markets, the largest and most important being the Hartford-New Haven market. It features affiliates of major networks CBS (WFSB), ABC (WTNH), NBC (WVIT) and Fox (WTIC-TV). Before becoming a charter Fox affiliate in 1986, WTIC-TV was an independent station, showing a variety of general entertainment shows, as well as some network programming. The Hartford-New Haven market also has stations affiliated with PBS, MyNetworkTV, ION Television, and the CW. Spanish programming is provided by Univision affiliate WUVN.
Another market in Connecticut with high-power stations is Bridgeport, which has WZME operating there, which is a Me-TV affiliate station. The remaining high-power stations in the Bridgeport, New Haven, and Norwich markets are satellites of WEDH in Hartford, which is the flagship station of Connecticut Public Television.
Connecticut Public Television is owned by Connecticut Public Broadcasting, which is the only media organization in the state that is locally owned and producing content for distribution in Connecticut to its various communities. It is the presenting station for highly acclaimed and popular PBS children’s shows like Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder. Its four stations provide Connecticut with high quality public television programming.
Current Cable and Satellite Providers
Cable TV and Satellite TV
Cable TV is offered to Connecticut residents by a number of different companies. National companies like Comcast, Cox Communications, and Charter serve many areas of Connecticut. Other local telecoms also provide TV service to Connecticut households. Satellite television is available in Connecticut from major national providers like DirecTV and Dish Network, as well.
College and Campus Television
Television programming is provided by several educational institutions in Connecticut, serving college campuses and the surrounding towns. The University of Connecticut operates student-run UCTV, which produces original programming including news, sports, and general entertainment. Sketch comedy, talk shows, and sports discussion are all part of the UCTV lineup.
Other campus TV stations include Central Connecticut State University, whose CCSU TV offers programming directed toward those on campus, and Eastern Connecticut State University, which offers programming of an educational nature through web streaming and cable service.
DTV Channel Lists are available for the following cities in Connecticut.
Bridgeport, Connecticut (CT)
New Haven, Connecticut (CT)
Hartford, Connecticut (CT)
Stamford, Connecticut (CT)
Waterbury, Connecticut (CT)
Norwalk, Connecticut (CT)
Danbury, Connecticut (CT)
New Britain, Connecticut (CT)
Greenwich, Connecticut (CT)