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For ESPN, Millions to Remain in Connecticut

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The hosts of the ESPN en Espanol SportsCenter flagship show, Michelle Lafontaine and Fernando Palomo, tape their show at the networks studios in Tlalnepantla, on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico on March 28, 2005. ESPN, the Bristol, Connecticut-based all-sports, all-the-time cable television giant, has stepped up its Spanish-language programming to grab a bigger piece of the Latino audience across the United States and south of the border, from Tijuana to Tierra Del Fuego.(AP Photo/Claudio C | ASSOCIATED PRESS

BRISTOL, Conn. — The governor of Connecticut arrived at ESPN’s expansive campus here to celebrate the groundbreaking of the sports media giant’s 19th building, a digital center that would be the new home of “SportsCenter.” It was August 2011, and this was the third visit in a year by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose first was about three weeks before his election.

This time, Mr. Malloy brought a hard hat, a shovel and an incentive package for ESPN potentially worth $25 million.

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