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KHSAA partners with First String Media, PrepSpin.com for enhanced streaming network

Times Staff Report

December 4, 2013

LEXINGTON - Through a new venture launched prior to the start of the 2013-14 season, the KHSAA has transitioned its online video broadcast network (KHSAA.tv) to an internal operation through a new partnership with First String Media and PrepSpin.com. After outsourcing its championship webcasts in previous seasons, this year’s championship events will feature live video streaming and highlight packages produced internally through the new partnership. Live video streaming, archived broadcasts and highlight packages will remain free of charge through the Association’s website.


KHSAA.org will remain the exclusive home for live video streaming of KHSAA Championship events, with live championship coverage of 11 events, and post-event highlight packages provided for six other sports and sport-activities. Live video streaming will be available for a total of 41 games during the 2013-14 season through KHSAA.org. The KHSAA video webcasts are available on all platforms and mobile devices. Fans will also be able to purchase DVD copies of each broadcast through the KHSAA site.


The new venture will also allow the KHSAA to full participate in the recently launched NFHS Network, as archived games can be shared with the NFHS Network for increased exposure. The NFHS also has the option to produce its own live video broadcast for any games or tournament rounds which the KHSAA elects not to do so. Interested advertisers should contact Associate Commissioner Butch Cope at the KHSAA offices.


Live video coverage will be available at KHSAA.org for both of the upcoming championship events in December. The championship games for all six classes of the 2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (Dec. 6-7) at Houchens Industries/L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green will be streamed live at KHSAA.org, as will the second annual KHSAA Competitive Cheer Championships on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Alltech Arena.


All-Session packages and single-game tickets for the 2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl (Dec. 6-7) are available for purchase through Ticketmaster, which can be accessed from the KHSAA.org homepage.


2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl


(live audio and video streaming available for all games through KHSAA.org)


Friday, Dec. 6


11 a.m. – Mayfield vs. Williamsburg (1A)


3 p.m. – Wayne County vs. Belfry (3A)


7 p.m. – Meade County vs. Scott County (6A)


Saturday, Dec. 7


11 a.m. – DeSales vs. Newport Central Catholic (2A)


3 p.m. – Collins vs. Highlands (4A)


7 p.m. – Bowling Green vs. Pulaski County (5A)